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Sunshine Award

What do those who love to share gardening on their social network do when the gardens are covered with white mulch?  Most of us share images and gardening tips from the growing season and dreams of what is to come in the new growing season.  I enjoy sharing the Christmas season through images from my […]
December 20, 2013 6
Espresso

Affogato: Ice Cream & Italian Espresso Dessert

I think this is the first year that I basically decided that if the house was not decorated by my first holiday party event in December that it wasn’t going to be done.  My annual Haas Family Cookie Party was on December 13 and that is the last bow I tied to decorate the house.  […]
December 19, 2013 5
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Easy to Make Greenery Center Piece

Keep it simple during the Holiday season is what I’m all about.  In this post I share with you a recycled box from my garden and some trimmings from the Christmas tree that became the center of attention at our coffee table this December. Needed For This Project 1 container or decorative box 3 large […]
December 14, 2013 2
Lanterns and Greener

Holiday Landscape Lantern DIY

One of my favorite accessories in the garden is my collection of black metal lanterns. I use these simple pieces in the landscape year-round. During the Holiday season I love to dress them up to match my home. Red bows and greener to match the theme on the outside of our home to welcome friends […]
December 6, 2013 2
Rose Pairing

5 Things to Be Thankful For

The pumpkin pie plate is being stored until Christmas, searches are being done for creative ways to incorporate leftover Thanksgiving turkey into the weeks meal plan, and the Christmas tree is ready to be decorated.  This year Thanksgiving came late in the month and it feels like a huge rush to move on to the […]
December 1, 2013 4
Art From The Garden

Lily’s At Levis : Local Shopping on #SmallBusinessSaturday

Today is #SmallBusinessSaturday and I want to do a quick reminder to my garden friends to be sure to check out your local IGC ( Independent Garden Centers) to see what they have growing on for the Christmas Season.  Did you know that The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday started back in  2010 and was used to […]
November 30, 2013 2
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Excited to Announce : I’m Presenting at the GLTE 2014

I love gardening and sharing with people about my experience on social media. In the new year I would be speaking at a few major garden shows on some of my favorite subjects.  Kicking off the new year at  Great Lakes Trade Expo in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Many landscape and nursery owners from the Midwest […]
November 26, 2013 2
Rose

Must Have More Than One – Rose Garden

Do you believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing?  When it comes to certain roses I believe there is no such thing as too many.  Today I’m encouraging my readers to stop and smell the roses in pairs. When you are shopping for roses pay close attention to how […]
November 24, 2013 11
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Apples in a Blanket Recipe

It’s Autumn in the garden and the spring bulbs are all planted for 2014 and leaves are being raked so its time to tuck some apples in! The recipe I’m sharing today will fill your home with amazing seasonal scents of cinamon, sugar, nutmeg and apples.  I loved hearing my teens ‘ mmmm….. smells pie’ […]
November 21, 2013 6