Spring loaded flowerbeds on auto pilot and new plans

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I understand the feeling some of you are having over my currently flowerbed-less back yard I mentioned in my recent hydrangea pruning post. My current feeling is the decision is only temporary. I’ll eventually be searching for low maintenance options to help soften the corners a little. Right now I’m enjoying the wide open spaces, […]

How I prune hydrangeas to achieve the most blooms

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We’ve been having a few pretty nice days lately! One was so warm, I could have sworn it was an early summer day. So I wandered outdoors with my AM coffee, fully knowing what was ahead. Sigh… Everything in sight needed pressure washing. Badly. The lawn even needed mowing! Goodness… I was hoping the mower […]

Surviving the storm and trimming the shrubs

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The other night, the wind was absolutely howling through our little valley leaving me surprised any tree was left standing. But you can bet this blogger-nerd was on top of it! I ran out there barefoot my iPhone and captured a true Instagram Stories moment filming the willow tree out back swaying like crazy. It was gorgeous actually. Sidenote: […]

Big girl lawn gear and new grass update – part 3

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“Is your grass seed growing yet?” As you may remember, I had Walter my pruner pay a visit, and over several days, we removed some overgrown flowerbeds and shrubs, and planted grass seed instead. I thought I was so smart. It had rained for several days and the newly seeded grass did indeed sprout! So So […]

Tools for women – My new weed trimmer edger.

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As many of you know, I am a sole owner household, so what gets done around these parts (or lack thereof) is done by me. One rather big hurdle for me personally lately is yard upkeep. Is it just me or is yard work better geared for the younger crowd?!  Perhaps it’s finally realizing I’m not in my […]

Potting Shed shutters and new flowers for the shed

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Well, as you already know from the greenhouse touring post, I buckled down and bought some new flowers for summer. With a freshly pressure washed shed, this thing was ready for blooms! I really did love last summer’s Potting Shed rake sign with the potted flowers, however I wanted to do something slightly different this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]