Junk Drawer Wind Chimes

Junk Drawer Wind Chimes

It’s a great moment when the garden gate slams shut and you step inside to your private retreat. Whether your garden is a sunny patio or a spot under a shady tree it is a restful, welcoming place to unwind and enjoy family and friends. You gravitate to your favorite...
Summer Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Summer Cooking with Fresh Herbs

In my back yard I have a garden containing a variety of herbs growing in several containers. Most are combined with other herbs, but the vigorous mint is in a pot alone due to its proliferation. I love that I can walk out my back door to my herb garden. The water...
DIY Outdoor Water Feature

DIY Outdoor Water Feature

Add the relaxing sound of running water to your garden by making a unique creative fountain yourself. Even the simplest of water features can make a bold statement and turn your landscape into something special. Flowing water appeals to our senses while creating a...
Strawberry Shortcake for Mother’s Day

Strawberry Shortcake for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming soon and what could be better than fresh strawberries on top of a sweet biscuit, topped with a dollop of cloud-like whipped cream. If your version of strawberry shortcake includes a ‘grocery store special’ spongy cake thing then this recipe is...
Plant an Herb Garden in an Old Drawer

Plant an Herb Garden in an Old Drawer

One of the advantages of flipping houses (which my husband and I have done for years) is the cast off building materials acquired after a project is complete. My favorite finds include drawers, old wooden windows, cabinets, and lumber that can be repurposed for many...
Container Gardening

Container Gardening

Gardening isn’t a hobby people are as scared of anymore. The knowledge required for it is now obtainable for anyone thanks largely to books and the internet. Though it often isn’t handed down from mother to daughter or father to son like it was in the past, it has...