My sweet grandson was anxious to show me something. He called, "Come on, come on" to me as he ran down the hall to his sister's room. He took me to the window, lifted the curtain and said, "Sun. Sun, Grandma!" Since it was totally dark outside I didn't catch on for a bit. Then I realized that window faced east. He was showing me where the … [Read more...]
10 Reasons You Should Plant Siberian Iris
Siberian Iris deserve to be in your yard! They offer gorgeous color and are totally care-free. And you can sometimes get them for free! Siberian Iris are drought tolerant plants and they come back every year with no effort on your part. My kind of plants! 10 Ways Siberian Iris Can Benefit Your Landscaping Plant iris where you want to … [Read more...]
10 Projects with Logs, Twigs, and Tree Branches
It's that time of year. You see trees being trimmed, bushes being pruned, and dead trees taken down. This means easy decor projects and garden assets are at hand! There are some pretty awesome things you can do with all of these woody treasures whether you like rustic decor or something more sparkly. Here are some of my favorite DIY … [Read more...]
2 Great Resources for Your Best Garden Ever!
I love to find a really helpful place for garden advice. After all, gardening is a learning experience and why not learn from those with experience? Here are 2 of the best online sources of great advice. I've always sworn by Garden Web because they have forums for just about everything! So you can ask questions to gardeners in your … [Read more...]
Garden with Much Less Water: Save Money and Enjoy Great Vegetables!
Veggies Grown by You! It's no secret that gardens require a lot of water, especially when we don't get the rain that's needed. Whether we get drought conditions this year again or not, finding ways to use less water is a good idea. It saves you time when you can water less and it saves you money on your water bill. Plus you will get more … [Read more...]
Fabulous Walnut Basil Pesto for Crostini, Pizza, Pasta, and Easy Entertaining
Crostini Appetizers with PestoI made this for my daughter-in-law and son recently and it was sooooo good on rotini. The pesto clings to the grooves of the pasta delivering perfect flavor in every bite. I highly recommend using rotini, or as we called it when we were kids, "scroodles."On crostini it's a burst of flavor--perfect for a savory … [Read more...]
Investing in Walnut Trees? Nuts!
walnut treeHave you heard about growing walnut trees as an investment? I've always been curious about it. I've even heard "experts" on CNBC say that it's the best investment for your money in today's low returns environment. He said that if you plant a $10 walnut tree, in 10 years you can sell it for $1000. Or something like that. I had to … [Read more...]
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