Tips for Taking Care of Holiday Poinsettia Plants: Tuesday Ten

Tips for Taking Care of Holiday Poinsettia Plants: Tuesday Ten

The Christmas season has officially began once the most popular holiday decoration makes its debut - 'the most beautiful euphorbia' - the poinsettia . I couldn't resist picking up a few this past weekend and I am sure a couple more will make their may home with me this season. Whether you enjoy the beauty of the poinsettia in your own holiday decor or pass this traditional gift on to others - the charm of these potted plants can last well throughout the season and beyond with a little diligence. This week's Tuesday Ten details some Continue reading

Ten Creative Ways to Wrap Potted Plants and Flowers – Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Ten Creative Ways to Wrap Potted Plants and Flowers – Quick and Easy Gift Ideas

Even though giving a potted plant or flower is probably one of the easiest gifts out there -  I still love to give them just as much I like to receive them. While picking up a growing beauty can seem pretty effortless - a unique presentation is a simple way to add some meaning and personalized style. If picking up a potted plant or flower is on your gift gifting list this weekend, don't settle for those plain plastic pots or cellophane - instead take a peek at these ten quick and creative ways to wrap up those gifts that keep on Continue reading

Ten Plants to Grow in Closed Terrariums & Under Cloches

Ten Plants to Grow in Closed Terrariums & Under Cloches

I love having indoor plants around though sadly I can not tell you how many I have actually gone through in the past ten years. I am a big sucker when it comes to the intriguing store displays and admit I have been guilty in the past of purchasing plants simply because of their beauty - not really having the time to dedicate to their actual needs once I get home. The popularity of terrariums and large glass cloches now-a-days makes it easier than ever though to have lush greenery indoors without requiring a lot of care and Continue reading

35 Herb Container Gardens ~ Pots & Planters {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Last year was the first year I decided to start all my herb plants directly from seeds. I have to admit, I didn't really think I had the patience to wait for the seeds to grow - however, I started them early indoors and they quickly grew to the typical sized plants I would normally end up buying anyway when it was actually time to plant them outdoors. The seeding and growing process was incredibly easy {no green thumbs required}. I used small terra cotta pots {shown above bottom right} for the seeds and kept them on my kitchen window sill Continue reading

Ten Bulbs to Plant in the Spring for Summer Garden Color {Container Bulb Choices}

Ten Bulbs to Plant in the Spring for Summer Garden Color {Container Bulb Choices}

As the spring weather grows warmer I am anxiously awaiting the frost free nights to begin planting some garden bulbs. Bulbs are incredibly easy to plant and care for - contrary to what I used to believe before actually taking a plunge and trying a few out. I have been hooked ever since. I love putting an abundance of plants on our deck and usually end up purchasing annuals to fill our homemade patio paver planters each year. Even though the annuals are so colorful and pretty it gets a little expensive filling ten planters that only last Continue reading

Paperwhite Bulb Gift Giving Growing Kit {with printables} Forcing Holiday Bulbs

Paperwhite Bulb Gift Giving Growing Kit {with printables} Forcing Holiday Bulbs

During the holiday season I love to give little tokens of appreciation to just about everyone I know - so I am always looking for simple handmade gifts that I can put together quite quickly - especially gifts I can make in bulk and have on hand {for hostess gifts or that very special person I just so happen to forget to add to my list..oops!} Paperwhites are a staple in holiday plant offerings and forcing them to bloom is a fun seasonal tradition for many. This simple kit is incredibly easy to put together and since many of the materials used Continue reading

10 Tips for Purchasing & Caring for Fall Mums – My Tuesday {ten} No. 14

10 Tips for Purchasing & Caring for Fall Mums – My Tuesday {ten} No. 14

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! This time of year my garden starts to look pretty sad. One of the things that keep me smiling is the budding mums I have scattered around my yard. I used to purchase them as decorative Continue reading

Planting a Pot of Perpetual Spring Color with Fall Bulbs. Dig. Drop. Done {& Curbside Chaos contest}

Planting a Pot of Perpetual Spring Color with Fall Bulbs. Dig. Drop. Done {& Curbside Chaos contest}

This post brought to you by Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.. All opinions are 100% mine. I had mentioned a few weeks ago that one of the things on my fall project to-do is planting bulbs. It's a perfect opportunity to get outside this time of year and take advantage of the fabulous fall weather - while getting a head start at preparing an incredible garden of blooms for the spring. {plus it's a great activity to get the little guy involved in too} It could not be any easier - just dig, drop, and your done - simple enough for even the most novice Continue reading

10 Things You can do With Hosta Plant Leaves {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

10 Things You can do With Hosta Plant Leaves {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

I remember always admiring the gorgeous green and white leafy plants in my grandfathers yard - The plants were always big and round, beautifully vibrant and simply perfect year after year. Each spring he would did some up and bring them to my mom to plant. Growing up, I remember our yard equally pleasing and abundantly filled with these wonderful plants called hostas. {Source: Martha Stewart} I love the thought of the hostas I have have in my very own yard now originally stemming from just a couple little hand me downs from my granddad. I Continue reading

Eleven Culinary Herbs Aesthetically Pleasing to Your Garden {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Eleven Culinary Herbs Aesthetically Pleasing to Your Garden {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

Growing your own herbs is not only easy but very rewarding too. This year I am so thrilled that I actually started all my plants by seed. While herbs are primarily used for cooking - many of the plants are worth adding to your garden simply for the wonderful aromatic smells they can bring to your space. {some even flower too} The New York Botanical Garden historical Edible Herb Garden Designed by Martha Stewart This week's Saturday Inspiration & Ideas highlights eleven common herbs that not only serve their culinary purposes but are Continue reading