Enjoy year around blooms – indoors – with orchids

If you don’t have an orchid, get one.  Orchids are amazing and quite simple.  Here is an orchid that we received as a gift 2.5 years ago and it blooms over and over again.  Here is the secret.  Place your orchid in a window and keep it there.  Mine is in my kitchen window that […]

Centerpiece Design with Elegance and Nature

I am so fortunate to have been a part of a beautiful wedding this past weekend for two amazing people.  Everything was perfect from the venue (Room on Main) to the bridesmaids’ dresses.  Yes, a bridesmaid that liked the bridesmaid’s dress.  And of course, the bride was beautiful and the groom handsome. Check out these […]

Share the mint

I’m sure you have spent good money on herbs, used a bit of it and then thrown the rest out.  Typically because you put the leftover mint in the fridge and forget about it and then by the time you need it again it is beyond use. It happens to the best of us. A […]

From Generation to Generation

We all say that the generation behind us is so different and that what they are dealing with is so different. That they are not respectful and not appreciative and wild and crazy and on and on and on. Yes, every generation is different and the struggles are different because of new technology and a […]

mosquito fighting plants

This time of year we must bring out the big guns to fight mosquitos. Here is a list of easy to grow plants that can help you with this battle. These plants can be planted in containers or beds.  I recommend a combination.  The containers allow you to move the plants where you are and […]

Orchids

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I am enjoying this cooler weather.  It brings on the feeling of fall/winter.  Today we are going to address a question from Crista. Here goes…Hope you don’t mind my question but I need help with my orchid. The stem is going brown and it’s not blooming. Ideas? […]

Perk up those fresh cut flowers a little longer

We all love fresh cut flowers and as we are moving into the holiday season will probably be enjoying them a little more.  I recently read in Good Housekeeping that if you put a penny and a pinch of sugar into the vase of fresh water your flowers will be perkier longer.  I have in […]

How about a bit of Live Forever…

As we continue down our path of fall gardening let’s go ahead and incorporate plant sharing.  My friend, Brittany, gave me several cuttings from a plant her family brought down from Kansas, they call it a Live Forever.  I have down some research and they sound pretty amazing. This plant is part of the sedum family, is […]

An odd shaped planter and grass that won’t grow

Happy Monday Everyone!  I apologize for my late start today.  Today I will be answering a couple questions from Donna. “My planter by my front door is an L shape and I never know what to plant there or do with it. Second, I can never get the grass to grow right under my big […]

The Plant Divide

We talked previously about Fall being a great time to plant, it is also a great time to divide.  You can divide new plants you just bought or plants already in your garden.  Don’t be afraid to divide.  You can make your plants go so much farther and share them with friends.  Just keep in […]