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The Mourning Dove Tale

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017






I know that I should like all Gods creatures and what not, but I gotta tell you, I don’t! I don’t like creepy crawlers – frogs, lizards, snakes – I don’t like rodents, possums, raccoons, armadillos; I don’t like birds, especially pigeons, they are rude and intrusive. So, if I dislike critters so much, why […]






18 Things You Did Not Know About The Color Pink

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015






Pinks – the flower (Dianthus) Ok, maybe I should have said 18 things I did not know about the color pink. Last week I went for a nature walk through my neighborhood and, although this is something I have done several times before, I had not noticed the large variety of pink floral blooms before. […]






Easy-to-Grow Indoor Plants That Thrive

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015






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Monogrammed Flower Pots – and other Plant Pot Hacks

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015






Flower Pot/Plant Pot Make Over Mother’s day is fast approaching (May 10th, 2015) and instead of heading to the mall to purchase gifts for all my mommy friends, I opted to create handcrafted gifts.  And since I am obsessed with all thing garden, I decided to personalize a few inexpensive clay plant pots. You can […]






Home and Garden – Snake Plant AKA Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014






I have a new favorite plant and I am on a quest to add each variation to my balcony garden. The species is commonly known as the Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or if you speak Latin Sanseivieria trifasciata.  The plant is an evergreen perennial plant that typically grows in a dense stands. This no fuss, succulent with thin upright leaves that resemble the skin of […]






The Succulent Container Garden Chronicles

Thursday, March 6th, 2014






I am told that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. This may be true for others, but not for me. I see moving as a way to reboot my life. It’s a time to clear out the cobwebs and create fresh memories. Since I am now an empty nester, […]






New Year, New Succulent Arrangements

Monday, January 6th, 2014






This textile is a succulent plant addict. during the week, I work on my textile designs, But on the weekend, you will find me cruising flea markets for unusual containers for my ever growing succulent container garden. Not all my flea markets finds are suited to container gardening, but I have always been able to […]






My Ikea Hack

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013






I am a gardening enthusiast – some may say that I am a fanatic – I have crammed so many plants on my tiny balcony, the critters are starting to call it home. As my plant collection grew, I found that I needed more room on my already overcrowded balcony. I decided that the patio […]






Up-Cycled Plant Pot Project

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013






Up cycling and recycling are a huge deal in my household. I try to re-purpose or recycle as much and as often as possible. This morning I has a chance to up-cycle a broken soup bowl. A little clue was all that was necessary to put this bowl back together. Once the glue was set, […]






Adventures in Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Monday, June 10th, 2013






One of my passions is doing silk ribbon embroidery. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s beautiful, it’s instant gratification – its also very delicate. I mention this because I have 2 little girls under the age of 4 and they are fascinated with the lifelike 3 dimensional quality of silk ribbon embroidery. I loved making silk […]