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August Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this are as accurate as I can currently offer.  During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants.  With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help you [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:45:11+00:00August 1st, 2017|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|7 Comments

July Gardening Checklist

Fellow Gardeners, The information, dates and techniques in this are as accurate as I can currently offer.  During the past three decades I have cared for, nurtured and observed tens of thousands of plants.  With the help of many gardening friends I have attempted to offer on these pages some useful information to help you [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:17:29+00:00July 1st, 2017|Gardening, Gardening Checklist|8 Comments

Christmas Tree Care Tips

Christmas Tree Care The key to maintaining your living Christmas tree throughout the holiday season is to give it the proper care. Maintaining a high moisture level in the tree is the single most important factor in reducing needle loss and keeping the tree fresh. Below are some sure ways to make your Christmas [...]

Behind The Curtain: Halloween 2016, Grimm Tales

Wow how time flies! Good to see you again, you look great! Did you do something new with your hair? Have you been working out? Whatever you've been doing it works for you! I can't believe a whole year has passed since we've last met. What have you been up to? We've been busy getting our [...]

By |2017-07-19T15:21:08+00:00September 1st, 2016|Fall, Halloween, Holiday, Home Decor, Inspiration|7 Comments

Designing with Succulents

Succulents and cactus have experienced a surge in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. Their colorful, unique shaped foliage looks good year round – no flowers necessary.  They grow large and small so it’s easy to find one that will fit happily into the smallest pot, or grow up into a [...]

4 Easy Steps to Canning Tomatoes from your Garden

You have so many tomatoes and you can’t eat them so what can you do with them? Well, you can can them. I have canned up all kinds, cherry, yellow, multi-colored as well as just plain old red tomatoes.  It’s so great to have (almost) fresh tomatoes when they are not available in the garden. [...]

Summer Vegetable Gardening by Steve Hampson

For those of you who plant a vegetable garden, by early May most of you likely have a good start in getting in your summer vegetables.  Tomatoes which were planted in March should be growing vigorously and setting fruit.  Beans and corn which can tolerate the cooler temperatures of early spring are putting on good [...]

By |2014-07-17T16:00:59+00:00July 17th, 2014|Food, Gardening|1 Comment

Do It Yourself | Vintage French Shadowbox | A Tutorial

I just love the look of vintage french typography on furniture and wall plaques that I’m seeing everywhere right now! Have you seen furniture painted in that yummy chalk paint with it’s soft antique waxed surface? Wouldn’t you love to know how you can create that same look? I did and so I experimented and [...]

By |2014-07-14T03:09:38+00:00July 14th, 2014|Home Decor|4 Comments

“Summertime and the Living’s Easy…” | Tips for Entertaining Outdoors

When I think of summer I imagine cool salty breezes on bright sunny days infused with the scent of cocoa butter. I close my eyes and can hear the sounds of splashing and laughter, while visualizing myself lounging poolside with a tropical drink in hand. I anticipate balmy evenings spent on the patio with family [...]

By |2014-07-02T15:44:53+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Entertaining & Healthy Living, Patio|0 Comments