Category: Garden

Ready to Spring Forward

 I’m ready to Spring Forward and for an extra hour of daylight! So I hope you enjoy the Daffodils with a reprise of Springing Forward~ It’s Time to Spring Forward~ And enjoy the Daffodils~  Harbingers of Spring. . . Their cheery faces eagerly seeking & following the sunshine.  Just like mine :) . . .and time to…

A Chinese Garden & Long Life Noodle Soup

We had the Good Fortune 造化 to visit Vancouver, BC last year! In addition to visiting the breathtaking Butchart Gardens, we walked through Chinatown on the way to Vancouver’s Chinese Garden~ to see the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. In tandem with Chinese New Year and The Year of the Snake which officially began on February 10th, I thought you might…

Skirting the Issue

My Potting Shed is a work in progress~ with just a couple of big details left to finish and lots of small details to keep me busy as I continue to transplant and prune :) You can see how she’s grown here. After dressing my windows with a roll of  landscape burlap from Lowe’s, I…

New Life for a Chest Gone to Pot

I’ve been busy Nesting in my Potting Shed~  My grandmother’s sad, pink chest had gone to pot :) and has come home to roost for storage in my Potting Shed~ given new life and purpose thanks to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I had been wanting to try ASCP after seeing and hearing all the buzz~ My…

Potting Shed: Nesting & Window Dressing

I’m busy Nesting~ Dressing Windows in my Potting Shed! You can see how she’s grown, here. I’m waiting on a roof and a gable vent to be installed in the next week~ it’s WARM inside :) but I couldn’t resist a little window dressing and to start nesting. . . I picked up shelf brackets from Lowe’s and…

A Place to Pot

 After years of planning, perusing magazines, and procrastinating, I have a Potting Shed under construction~ a belated milestone birthday gift, more thrilling to me than a trip or shiny piece of jewelry! A Place to Pot, Plan, and Putter. . . Our inspector visits regularly to see if things are in order :)  My early spring…

Scatter My Ashes at Butchart Gardens

I had the good fortune to travel with my husband to Vancouver, British Columbia for a business conference~ our first trip enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and a chance to visit our neighbors to the north in Canada.  The Butchart Gardens were on the “not-to-be-missed” list, accessible by a float plane or a…

Galvanized to Garden

I’m galvanized to garden with the arrival of Spring~  My assortment of watering cans along with a zinc seed tray are at the table to kick off the growing season~ I’m having a little fun in the garden and at the table with flatware herb markers I found recently ~ You can find a tutorial…

A Spring in My Step

 I have a spring in my step ~  With the arrival of Spring~ And from the riot of color & blooms courtesy of Mother Nature~ Wellies courtesy of the aisles of Target~ my stomping ground :) Happy Spring! Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:  Seasonal Sundays~  Mosaic Monday~ Outdoor Wednesday~   Watery Wednesday~  Alphabe-Thursday~ S for Spring…

Springing Forward

It’s Time to Spring Forward~ And enjoy the Daffodils~ Ambassadors & Harbingers of Spring~ . . .their cheery faces eagerly seeking & following the sunshine~ just like mine :) . . .and time to welcome the Growing Season~ “A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” ~…