Author: Mary

Dining with Bees in the Potting Shed + National Pollinator Week

Happy National Pollinator Week! In celebration, I gathered some bee favorites for a little tabletop vignette the Potting Shed! From Pollinator.org: National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Pollinator populations are changing. Many pollinator populations are in decline attributed to a loss…

Floral Friday: A Blooming Watermelon Vase and Patriotic Table

Happy Friday! It’s the third Friday of the month and joining my blogging friends for Floral Friday. You can find their links for their beautiful floral inspiration and flower therapy at the bottom of this post! For this week’s edition of Floral Friday, our challenge was to incorporate fruits and/or veggies into the floral design.…

16+ Creative Ideas for Adding Fruit and Veggies in Flower Arrangements

Happy Wednesday! I’m gearing up with my blogging friends for another edition of Floral Friday. This week’s theme is incorporating fruits or veggies with florals and one of my favorite ways to arrange flowers! Adding fruit or vegetables to your floral arrangements is a great way to add interest, texture, color AND helps your floral…

Celebrate National Flag Week + Stars and Stripes Salute

It’s National Flag Week, with Flag Day on June 14th, commemorating the adoption of the U.S. flag and paying tribute to the banner that waves above us all. Americans are encouraged to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag, so I’m waving the flag from the archives!  Old Glory’s official history dates…

Majolica and Hydrangeas Alfresco Table

Happy Wednesday! We’re enjoying some sunshine, lower humidity and cooler temperatures this week, perfect for dining outdoors! The Endless Summer Hydrangeas are blooming and loving our abundance of rainfall this spring. I cut some blooms to fill an urn for a centerpiece for the table. Keep your cut hydrangeas from wilting with the alum-dipping method!…

Window Boxes + Flowers Around the Potting Shed

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! I’ve been busy puttering and planting around the Potting Shed. The window boxes are filling in nicely and growing. They were planted after our freeze date mid-April, with a combination of sun-loving summer annuals . . .Petunias, Hot Lobeila, Coleus and Sweet Potato Vine.  The window…