Beautiful Landscaping

Making it pretty in the Shade

Many of you have mostly shade with only a few spots that get some sun during the day. Doing a study of the sun so that you know where these spots are –and what time of day they occur is very important– so that you can target those few precious hours of sun and use them to their fullest potential –and also to make sure that you don’t put plants in those spots that wouldn’t like even a few hours of sun. (If you don’t already know it –the right amount of sun or shade is one of the most […]

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Tussie-Mussies, a Victorian Tradition

Tussie- mussies are little talking bouquets that either send a message if given as a gift or  convey a persons mood  if carried by the person who crafted it. They were always carried by  Victorian ladies  whenever they were out in public in case they came upon one of the  unpleasant smells of the time -at which time they would lift the  tiny bouquet ( also called a nosegay) to their nose.  To be caught in such a position ( smelling a bad smell) without a tussie-mussie would be very embarrassing. In Victorian times any  verbal communication between a proper  […]

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Embracing Fall – Time for Chrysanthemums!

A mild cold front blows in and it is time to go back outside and enjoy this great weather. Spruce up the patio, enjoy the outdoors, and replace a few spots that flamed out during the summer heat, or simply get a head start on the fall plantings. Mums are the perfect plant to kick off the autumn season with. When used as an annual, mums are very versatile; they will handle shade or sun with minimal care. As long as they are heavily budded they are good to go. For planting as a perennial, mums require at least 6 […]

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Valentine’s Project – Tootsie Roll Flowers

I had to share this fun easy ( I just made 10) valentine craft with you-check it out–This would work anytime you need a fun bouquet  for the table or a single flower to give . You just need one piece of tissue paper ( what ever color you want to make the flower) and  one  tootsie pop and something to tie  the paper  around the stick of the tootsie pop with –I used some thin  ribbon-it won’t show Fold one piece of  tissue paper in half and then fold  it in half again-this forms a rectangle-  now cut along the long edge […]

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