Genius planter boxes, a great new weeder and flowers

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I told myself… “You don’t need them. Don’t do it! You like not watering… no flowers will be FINE!” But, what is it about hot sunny days that make you sprint for the local greenhouse anyway?! Ah well, I was weak and went. And came back with stuff of course.  Which is ok. My Potting […]

Cleaning up the corners, outdoors and within.

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I am rather proud of me. I use to work all day, then all evening. Or even late into the night to compensate for day appointments. Workworkwork. These days, my regular routine is much different. Much. After dinner, I get outdoors and walk or bike or both. Then I come into the house, shower, then basically collapse […]

She Shed soil sifter gardening station sign

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Back when the two garden themed stencils were developed, Grit Antiques came out with a She Shed project. I didn’t make a stencil that said She Shed! Miss Clever Jane just got all creative with Shed and made it up. Ever since that project, I vowed to do something She Shed-ish myself! And today was the day. […]

A small and easy blooming tulip birdhouse garden vignette

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It all started about a week ago. My nightly walks were making me feel a little too out-of-sorts kinda sore. Then BAM. Within a week I was in full throttle sick-with-bronchitis. What in the world?! I haven’t been sick in… years? So this one caught me completely off guard. I was even doing MORE moves during my […]

Oversized spring garden tulip crate flowerbed. Literally.

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GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED. Congrats to #21 Jan! You have been emailed. Thank you for your comments! When my dear blogging friend Carole from Garden Up Green asked me to review her new gardening book coming out, the first words out of my mouth were, “It’s about time!” Carole lives in the country on a hobby farm, […]

A freshly weeded Farmers’ Market junk flower bed. For now.

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You guys… I did something totally spontaneous this past weekend, that I cannot wait to blog about! I even bought another point and shoot camera for the trip (after having lost my last one on our Hawaiian vacay). I needed some mountain time before fall hit hard, so I head for the hills for a […]

Rustic shed 2 – instant sawhorse potting bench with a flowerbed twist

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Part 1 – Removing the damaged I had just removed a crumbled up flower crate along one side of the shed, and placed two sawhorses down instead… would this idea work? Rustic shed 2 – instant sawhorse potting bench with a flowerbed twist Raise your hand along with me, if you’ve always wanted a potting bench, but have never […]

Rustic shed update 1 – removing the damaged

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I often get asked how to protect reclaimed wood. I have protected or refinished it, which you can read in THIS post. And here is how I clean reclaimed wood prior to protecting. Which I still do with every strip I find! But truth be told, I generally don’t protect it at all on most of […]

Flower filled Baycrest antique wagon by the front door

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When I went to the farmer’s market this past weekend, there was one booth that had this adorable antique wagon.  As soon as I spotted it, I deemed it mine… if they would sell it. Crossing my fingers… SOLD! So today, being so gorgeous out, I was in the mood to do a quick DIY […]