Herb Garden Inspiration & Ideas {Over 50 Pots, Planters, and Containers}

Herb Garden Inspiration & Ideas {Over 50 Pots, Planters, and Containers}

PotsThis year I started all my herbs from seed and they are just about ready to be transplanted and make their way outside. {Typically I totally forget and just end up buying the plants - so I am really excited I actually remembered} Since I like to keep them on our deck near the kitchen, I am always open to finding unique ways to display them for the summer - something other than the normal terra cotta or plain plastic planters.This weeks Saturday Inspiration post is packed with ideas for all types of mini herb gardens to get you thinking Continue reading

Terrarium Ideas and Inspiration {Easy DIY Ideas for Indoor Gardens}

Terrarium Ideas and Inspiration {Easy DIY Ideas for Indoor Gardens}

With the cold chill in the air, bare branches and a blanket of white on the ground, I am yearning for the uplifting feeling a little green. This weeks inspiration is terrariums; decorative, magical, and super easy to create and care for. Containers of all shapes and sizes can be instantly transformed in to gorgeous pieces of natural art by simply adding a touch of green. Clippings from household plants and recycled or thrift store containers can be used to inexpensively recreate many of these beautiful ideas. ~ Glass Container Terrariums Continue reading

Polishing Pumpkins and Gourds for Indoor Use {preserving pumpkins}

Polishing Pumpkins and Gourds for Indoor Use {preserving pumpkins}

There is just something about all the gorgeous muted colors of fresh pumpkins, squashes, and gourds that simply says fall is here. Now days you don't just have to settle for the common oranges; as many unusual shapes and colors are becoming more and more widely available. These fall favorites instantly and easily transform indoor decor without hardly any work {other than picking 'the perfect' ones}. A couple things I steer away from when choosing pumpkins are soft spots, cracks, and small holes. Soft spots and cracks could potentially harvest Continue reading

Forcing Forsythias

Forcing Forsythias

Last year it was such a refreshing sight to find several 'wild' forsythia bushes on our property. {We moved into our house in the late fall and once spring arrived I was so excited to see what awaited to bloom} Nothing brightens the early spring months better than the bright cheery yellow of forsythia flowers. I love bringing some of my own branches indoors to force bloom. There is just something about fresh flowers that makes me smile. Forsythias are one of the first flowering plants ready to force and the easiest to bloom. It takes Continue reading