Author: Mary

In Praise of Endless Summer Hydrangeas: Garden Flower Arrangement + Table

Create a flower arrangement using hydrangeas from the garden as a centerpiece for the table. You’ll also find flower arrangement longevity tips and additional floral inspiration. Happy Monday! It’s the first Monday of the month which means I’m joining my blogging friends for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms. You can find my flower-loving…

DIY Patriotic Wreath for the Potting Shed

Celebrate the Red, White and Blue and create an easy wreath for your shed door, fence, gate, porch or anywhere you want to plant some garden charm. My heart beats Red, White and Blue and I love to add a few patriotic touches to celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and the 4th of July. This…

Happy Memorial Day + Boating with Dogs

Happy Memorial Day! Memorial Day will be a different holiday for most of us this year as the unofficial kick for summer without the normal beach trips or BBQs with friends and family. One thing remains the same; Memorial Day is still a holiday to remember and honor those made the ultimate sacrifice and gave…

16+ Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!

Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry with these patriotic recipes. You’ll find star-spangled treats, berrylicious desserts, healthy appetizers and cocktails too. I’m having a hard time keeping track of days and weeks while sheltering at home, how about you? I had a startling realization this week that Monday is Memorial Day. While North Carolina is…

Mini Lemon Curd + Cream Cheese Tarts

Luscious and lemony, these mini tarts are a sweet treat for teatime, a ladies’ lunch or shower (when life returns to normal again :) or ‘just because’. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see my disclosure policy. The filling is a favorite combination of lemon curd and cream cheese. .  . a ‘go-to’…

Fresh Flower Market + Peonies in the Potting Shed

Happy Monday! It’s one of my favorite days of the month, when I join my blogging friends, Shirley, Pam and Lidy, for some flower therapy and Monday Morning Blooms! You can find my flower friends’ links and more floral inspiration at the bottom of this post. May is my favorite month in the garden and…

Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed

Happy Thursday! We’ve had the most beautiful spring weather the last few weeks which has been very agreeable to me and the flowers! Join me for a stroll to see what’s in bloom around the Potting Shed. Knock-Out Roses have been blooming their hearts out for several weeks now. The double red variety is shockingly…

Nesting in the Potting Shed + Bird Chirping Weather

Happy Monday! We’ve enjoyed some beautiful spring weather recently. . .ideal for nesting season! A pair of Eastern Bluebirds have been busy feathering their nest and gathering food to feed their brood. Entertaining to watch as they fly to and fro and hunting up insects for hungry chicks. Bluebirds are a gardener’s best friend with…

Garden Roses + Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement

Create a flower arrangement with garden roses and foliage for spring or to celebrate Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day . . .I picked some flowers to share and to celebrate ‘Moms’!  Privet blooms in early May here in North Carolina. I cut some branches to fill an urn for an arrangement and added some boxwood…

Lemon-Blueberry Loaf

The bright flavors of lemon and blueberry in a super moist and easy ‘doctor the box’ cake recipe. Happy Wednesday! If you’re a fan of lemon and blueberries, I have another ‘doctor the box’ recipe that delivers on flavor. Greek yogurt is something I always have in the fridge and it adds a little tang…