Category: Garden

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…

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.” ~…

Celebrating the Camellia

Blooming in winter and early spring when other flowers are still sleeping~ Camellias provide a punch of cheery & unexpected color when the landscape is barren. So I’m celebrating the Camellia~ which satisfies my craving for flowers in the garden this time of year ~ The Gardener’s Prayer O Lord, grant that in some way…

Thinking Spring

The calendar says February, but a few sunny & mild days with temperatures in the 60’s has me Thinking Spring~  Anticipating Spring’s arrival~ I’m enjoying some tabletop gardening~ with the warm weather having whet my appetite for. . . Spring Bulbs. . .  Blooms. . . Butterflies. . . Birds. . .  And Bees~ In addition to the…