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Christmas decor 2006

German Statice For Christmas

Looking through Christmas decoration images from years past I came across this image of my fireplace mantel decorated with dried flowers from the summer garden.  I totally forgot about 2006 when I was first introduced to perennials with flowers that can be dried.  One of the first plants I grew was the German Statice after […]
Amaryllis Planting DIY

Quick Amaryllis Bulb Planting Demonstration

What a beautiful site this morning waking up to see the snow falling in the garden. Of course I raced out to the walkway with fuzzy slippers and P.J.’s on to take a few photos of the falling snow. The snow has come early this year and I think we are going to luck out […]

5 Perfect Gifts For Every Gardener

As a gal who loves to play with plants on a daily bases I would like to share with you my top picks for anyone wanting to get out and grow something. Tonight on #gardenchat Twitter it is all about gift giving. Be sure to join in the conversation on Twitter to find out what ….

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 […]
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 […]
Visit With Santa

Step Into The Story Book : Magical Christmas at Somerset Mall

A lifestyle blogging friend of mine did a post about how Thanksgiving is late this year so it is appropriate  in the blogging world that she share her Christmas tree she finished decorating this week.  With that in mind I don’t feel like guilty sharing a recent visit to one of my favorite places in […]
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Christmas Give Back To Nature #GardenWalk

My Thursday #gardenwalk share is from The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. It is a quick hour drive up north from my home and garden and I wish I could get up there more often to visit.  Matthaei Botanical Garden and Arboretum connects people with nature. They teach about sustaining the […]
Wreath on Front Entry

Wreath Is Hung Just In Time

Seymore and Calico Betty Snug On the Porch It was an extremely mild evening for the last day of November in Ohio.  I remember it being calm like this last year when I decorated the front porch of our home. Keeping it Simple I’ve always kept it simple when decorating the outdoors of our country […]
Kate Copsey Working on Her Poinsettia Show

Kate Copsey : Poinsettia Adventure

Kate Copsey Shares Poinsettia at Local IGC It isn’t everyday I get to visit one of my favorite independent garden centers with a fellow garden writer.  You can imagine my excitement to meet up with the fabulous Kate Copesy at Bostdorff Greenhouse in Bowling Green, Ohio yesterday.   Kate was on location filming for her new […]
My Favorite Conifer ....

Conifers for Christmas : Podcast Featuring Potted Conifer How-To’s

One of the freshest and uplifting scents in nature is that of the conifer; Any cone-bearing tree. Who doesn’t enjoy a walk in a wooded area loaded with evergreens and pines? I don’t remember the story of why trees like the Douglas Fir were picked as the ‘official’ Christmas tree but if I were to […]

Kicking off The Holiday Season ….Wreath Winner Announced

And the Winner is …… ( watch the video ) Thank you everyone who  participated in the Cheerful Tradition Wreath Giveaway.  It has been inspiring reading about your holiday traditions you enjoy to continue each year.  Big THANK YOU to my friend P.Allen Smith for arranging this product giveaway.  I can’t wait to see where […]

Not Hard To Find and Super Easy To Grow : Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus is the Star of My Sunroom This Week Every year I grab a Christmas cactus from the garden center in our local grocery store as an impulse purchase.  Who can resists the colorful packaging featuring a seasonal bow and of course the blooms on the plant are to die for!  And for some […]