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Welcome Home……Again

Well spring has officially arrived for me. I know it's here when I get to install my new set of bees into their hive. This past Saturday that day had finally come. I've had bees in the past but last fall when I went to check...

Outdoor Seating Makeover

I had a lonely corner on my back deck that was calling out for a nice little table and chairs to be able to sit at in the morning with the paper and a nice cup of tea.   I finally found a great old marble topped...

Happy New Year

2014 is officially here. Hopefully your holidays were restful and restorative and your ready to face this new year head on. My hope for you, and for myself, is that we would be bold in facing new adventures; that we wouldn't let fear rule our...

Spring is in the air

Well maybe springs not in the air yet but if you love the look of masses of tulips and daffodils flowering in your yard (or just covet the ones in your neighbors yard) now is the time to place your order for those bulbs. In fact, some of the most popular bulbs are already sold out! I know, your saying, 'What?!?! It's only the middle of summer and I have to start thinking about next spring already?!?!" Sorry, but the answer is YES! When it comes to gardening you need to be thinking a couple seasons ahead and planning accordingly. But at least this task is an enjoyable one. IMG_0134

So sit back with a nice cup of iced tea or a glass of wine, curl up on a comfy outdoor chair with your computer in your lap and check out some of the great websites that you can order bulbs from. A couple site I like are Van Engelen Bulbs and  Brent and Becky's Bulbs. I just ordered 500 bulbs last week from Brent and Becky's and should be getting them sometime in October for planting. These sites are great because they take into account your growing zone and will ship the bulbs at the appropriate time for planting. That just means come October I've got to be ready to get out there and get to work- or be prepared with some good bribes for the family to get them to work. I mean come on, what's the point of having kids if not to put them to work.


bouquet redo

My daughter was just in a friends wedding. Hannah and Kristy have been friends since high school and Kristy is the first of the group of friends to get married - just doesn't seem possible. I know...

Time in the garden

I recently installed my vegetable gardens for this year. I LOVE going out there, walking through the plants or just sitting in my new turquoise adirondack chair reading the morning paper and enjoying the view. One of my favorite aspects of the installation are the...