Inspiration Blog

These are my ideas and thoughts to inspire you for your own yard and garden projects.  Each little project or step brings you closer to your dream landscape.  In the same way, each blog post is a stepping stone in the designing, planning or installation of  your new garden.

I hope you enjoy find inspiration and guidance in these posts.

Composting

By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013

Winter composting is very doable. All it takes is some thought and time. Compost consists of green and brown debris. The green debris you could add would be vegetable scraps,…

My Bedroom Window

By Dawn Denton | August 14, 2012

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…

A Walk to Your Front Door

By Dawn Denton | July 1, 2012

  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…

All Polished Up

By Dawn Denton | May 25, 2012

  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…

All Bottled Up

By Dawn Denton | October 23, 2011

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…

The Color Black

By Dawn Denton | October 10, 2011

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…

Bulky… or.. Bulk is Key!

By Dawn Denton | September 30, 2011

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…

Tag You're It

By Dawn Denton | September 22, 2011

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…

Not to Be Taken with a Grain of Salt

By Dawn Denton | September 8, 2011

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…

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

By Dawn Denton | August 31, 2011

 This is my Secret Garden.  Built and maintained by…me.  It all started when I could not grow grass under our two story deck.  Out of frustration I decided to make…