One of the things I do during down time away from the garden or during winter, is research  on what new additions I want to add or new bugs I want to attract to my yard.  I decided to put together the top 15 plants that you can sit back and watch butterflies flock to your yard and give you that feeling that only a true gardener knows. ...
Gardening |  Hi guys! I am jumping right in to showcase a couple of quick changes I made in the garden. Just in time for Fall. But next year this Ivory Halo Dogwood and the Ornamental Chives will be pure delight for this gardener! ...
Garden Art |   The garden art chandelier I designed has been updated to have character, lighting and plants. Plus a little surprise. Some of the parts are interchangeable! ...
Trees | Hi guys! I am happy to say we are still adding the fun touches to the backyard. This week I sat down and wrote out a list of pros and cons of trees and I hope I picked a good one for our backyard. Making a list of things to avoid really helped, especially when you see how beautiful some of these trees are. ...
Irrigation system |  Using an irrigation system to keep flower beds nice and watered is truly a learning process, so I thought I should share some of things I learned. ...
Gardening |  Flowerbed makeover; a gardeners prerogative when things aren't bringing her the joy she wants. ...
Home Gardening |  A garden at home has become an oasis to me. Life can get so hum drum or hectic from one day to the next, that we as adults can forget what is important. But for me, when I have spent a day weeding or digging in the dirt, I always end up sitting back and reflecting on my work. ...
Garden |  June is a gardeners favorite month. Ok, April through November are the favorites, but who is counting. ...
Curb Appeal using a Cottage Style Garden August is here in the garden. Summer is going by so fast, I feel like I should give it a speeding ticket! ...
Summer easy to care for perennials Let's take a tour and see how my zone 5 garden is handling this summer heat wave we have been getting. Indiana has been getting 90's temperatures with high humidity and some of my poor flowers are starting to show it. ...
July Blooms - Garden Inspiration and Ideas I wanted to share a couple of perennials that I have in my garden, that give me a lot of blooms, for very little work or care.  ...
I thought I would give an update on the garden flower bed in the front yard. And play with my tripod as the sun goes down. ...
Yard Art  Trash to treasure. One of my favorite things to do when I am not gardening. Turning something broken into something beautiful. If you have read my blog you know I love lanterns, and living south of Chicago, I have to contend with windy conditions. Wind + lanterns equals broken glass. At least around my house, that is what it equals and this poor thing was on the front porch. The porch is supposed to be a safe zone. Least it was. ...
Well, yesterday was a productive day! I had a weirdo episode (again), LiveWriter finally started working again, (Thank you microsoft! and G+ for working things out) and the sun came out so I could snap some pic's of whats blooming. ...
  Turning leftover scrap material into a gorgeous bird feeder that becomes yard art in the garden. ...
Chandelier Makeover   It's that time again for another inspiration filled Yard Art Project for your yard. ...
Garden Maintenance I am going to share my secret for trimming around a massive amount of flower beds...A lot of you know I have about 140 square feet of Garden around my house and Garage.  ...
Let's take a nice quiet stroll and look at some flowerbeds in my front and backyard shall we? ...