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Feeling Restless…

For the past few weeks I have felt like a caged animal.  You know the ones I am talking about pacing back and forth wanting to be let out.  That is exactly how I have felt.  Happy that I have a nice comfortable cage to be in, but tired of being in it!   That […]

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Is Winter Really Over This Month?

Maybe it’s me, but it doesn’t seem that long ago that it was the first day of winter.  My mom told me that time flies by the older we get.  Once again…she is right! March is one of the busiest months in the garden.   I can picture the earth warming up and gently nudging […]

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My Bedroom Window

This summer has been unbearable with all of the triple digit temperatures and lack of water.  Gardening was not for the faint of heart this season. I found myself inside looking out at my gardens during most of the day.  Which made me analyze the window views of my gardens. Most of the views were pretty […]

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A Walk to Your Front Door

  Ding Dong!We have all had that unexpected guest arrive and thought… “I wonder what the front door area looks like?” Most people leave and arrive to their homes through the garage entry.  We do not use our front door area very often (unless you are like me and only have room for one car […]

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All Polished Up

  I received this cute little bee stick from a dear friend. When I put her beside my other garden sticks, it was obvious the “words” needed a facelift. Out came the enamel nail polish. I decided to use these bright colors to do the job. It worked like a charm. The brush was just […]

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All Bottled Up

Ahhhh…it is that time of year when we plant those wonderful spring blooming bulbs in the garden.  Daffodils, crocus, tulips, and hyacinths.  They are delightful when they pop their little heads out of the ground on those early spring days.  What a fun plant to have in your landscape. There is one challenge when planting […]

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The Color Black

Taking something tired and drab and turning it into something clean and classy is not only fun but rewarding!  Again, I am not going to use a lot of words since the pictures will speak for themselves. Here is an old wire hanging basket that needed a face lift.  In no time at all and […]

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Bulky… or.. Bulk is Key!

Bulky Means 1. Having considerable bulk; massive. 2. Of large size for its weight: a bulky knit. 3. Clumsy to manage; unwieldy. This is the definition of bulky according to the online Free Dictionary by Farlex.  All three definitions are appropriate for my money saving garden tip this week. When you can…buy in bulk! In most shopping arenas […]

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Tag You’re It

Weather changes mean plant changes.  With cooler temps and shorter days, the plants are wrapping up their blooming season.  Most annuals will be making seed pods and dropping them in random places thanks to the wind, birds, and critters. This week I am going to encourage you to plan ahead which will help you save […]

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Not to Be Taken with a Grain of Salt

My Secret Garden Tip of the week is one of those simple ideas that adds a lot of charm to your cut flower arrangements.  =) Most garden enthusiasts enjoy bringing the flower garden inside for a touch of beauty. Sometimes when you go out to cut flowers, you find small blossoms that don’t fit into a regular […]

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