DIY Christmas Outdoor Planters

I’ve been a busy bee decking my halls for the Christmas season.  Our house is on a corner street and gets a lot of both foot and vehicle traffic and I like for it to look festive for the season.  Our neighbors love the lighted tree on the porch on the side of our home […]

Summer Deck Refresh – Welcome Home Summer Tour

The calendar doesn’t yet say that it is officially summer but for me it feels like summer because yesterday was the last day of school for my students.  Yippee for them!  After two teacher workdays, I’ll be shouting my own Yippee! when my summer break officially begins. Last weekend I spent the majority of Saturday […]

Container Gardening with Monrovia Plants

This past weekend I had one goal, to make my deck and patio look nice for summer.  I’m really late planting my containers this year, but I did manage to get them all planted before May was over.  The fun part of getting my deck and patio looking nice for summer was selecting plants for […]

How to Makeover Flower Pots with Paint

Earlier this spring I pulled out the pots that I use on my deck for herbs and noticed that they were looking really worn.  These pots are inexpensive ones that I purchased at Dollar General years and years ago.  For $7 pots who have stayed out in the elements for at least eight years, they […]

Tuscan Urn Sneak Peak

Next week I’m joining 23 blogging friends for a Welcome Home Summer Tour featuring beautiful products from Balsam Hill. Today I’m giving you a sneak peak of the Tuscan Urn Planter Pots that I’ll be filling with flowers for decor on our deck.  It was so exciting to come home from school one afternoon to […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Gardener

  Yikes!  Tomorrow is December 1st!  How is your holiday shopping going?  I’ll admit that I’ve done more decorating than shopping and need to get busy. Do you have a gardener in your life for whom you need a few gift ideas?  I’m sharing gift ideas that the gardener in your life is sure to […]

Asters for Fall

I can’t believe that my Asters are still blooming.  It’s November 5th and we’ve yet to have a hard frost in my area of Virginia.  This plant has been blooming non-stop for over a month!   Asters look a bit like a Daisy up close.  My Asters were passed along to me by a very […]

Hibiscus – A Prolific Bloomer

  A few days ago I noticed that my hibiscus is blooming and is so pretty.  I planted this almost 20 years ago and it comes back each year no matter how hard the winter.  I love its big showy pink blooms that last just a day.  The blooms open in the morning and by […]

DIY Aged Pots with a Vintage Image

School ended for me on Friday and I’m excited to kick off my first official week of summer vacation as part of the All Things Home Elements of Summer Tour.  Each day this week, six bloggers will share summer themed projects with posts that include gardening, decorating, crafts, and food.  You can find the links […]

Side Yard Landscape Reveal

At the end of May I was excited to share that landscape work had begun to improve the area between our house and our neighbor’s.  This area was decimated by last June’s derecho and I have been eager to improve its appearance.  Southern Landscape made a plan, did some drainage work, planted the large trees, […]