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I am a Jill of all trades , SAHM and lover of all crafts. I think my middle name is Creating :) Each day I try to invision some new detail or put together some stiches I have never done before for a new look. I can`t wait to see what tomorrow will bring . Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Blooms

I planted these bulbs in our new home a few months ago and they have just started to bloom this week.

They are so beautiful and such a pretty flower.

I can`t get enough flowers around my house :) This is my 1st year experimenting with the pansies .. I went with purple and Yellow . Each year I pick a new color to have fun with in my beds .

What have you got growing in your flower beds this year ?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


WOW ...where does time go ??? These seasons just come and go so quickly !, Just as our wonderful blooms . My lemon tree is thriving , My coffee plant has doubled in size :) , and all my flowers have been planted . I will not be planting a vegetable garden this year due to my husbands accidentally slip and broken ankle , I just do not have the time to take care of it this year .

Time to hedge off the new growths on all the bushes ... You do not want to cut more than just the new growth or you will risk losing some of your bushes .

Great time to fertilize your lawn if you haven`t already done so .

Enjoy your pools everyone ! and don`t forget to jot me a comment and let me know how your garden is doing ?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June Gardening Check List

Keep your gardens watered – especially those plants you added in April and May! We’re heading into the hottest, driest time for most regions. Consider installing soaker hoses or drip-irrigation lines if hand-watering is getting to be too much.
Trim evergreen hedges (boxwood, yew, arborvitae, juniper, privet, hemlock, etc.) Spruce, fir and pines also can be pruned back, if needed, now that most of the new growth has occurred. Remove only the new growth of these… not older wood or you’ll risk killing branches.
Pull or spot-spray those weeds. Early in the month, make a second application of weed preventer to the shrub and flower beds to stop later-germinating annual weeds, especially if it’s been cool and rainy. The second application should be timed 9 to 12 weeks after the first one.
Scout for pest problems and treat as needed. Among the trouble you might run into this time of year are bagworms on evergreens and shade trees, borers on birch and dogwood, woolly adelgids on hemlock, lacebugs on azalea and pieris, spider mites on spruce, hemlocks and juniper, and scale on euonymus. Avoid spraying when temperatures are more than 85 degrees.
Harvest spring-planted vegetables. Don’t leave any space bare from pulled plants, though. Replant immediately with summer crops of beans, carrots, corn, peppers, beets, pumpkins, potatoes or cucumbers.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I have always loved Daisies .

The common daisy , also known as the English, European or lawn daisy, is a popular rock garden or edging plant, but it is also considered to be a weed in some areas.

Daisies are typically ray-shaped with red, white or pink petals and yellow centers. Some white flowers are pink on the petal tips. Double-bloom variations also exist.

Daisies are very prolific, and where conditions are favorable, they can escape into gardens and lawns.

In my garden we have Yellow .

Friday, April 9, 2010


Its spring time and Our Weeping Cherry Tree is in full bloom :)

What a dramatic look you get with its pale-pink blossoms !( other variety comes in white ) They are Natives of Japan , weeping cherry trees have long drooping branches similar to the weeping willows. In the fall I like to trim the bottom all even , If you just let it grow the branches will reach the floor . This tree gives lots of shade and makes growing anything under it difficult so the best thing to do is mulch all the way to around to the perimeter of the tree making it very easy to landscape around it.

What flowering trees do you have around your house ??

Friday, March 26, 2010

Freezing Temperatures tonight

If anyone has taken their indoor plants outdoors already like I have , be sure to cover them or take them back in tonight or you will lose them due to freezing temperatures . Lets not forget about our green thumb :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Get those plants outdoors

Lets not forget to start taking some of our hybernating plants from indoors to outdoors if you haven`t already ..Plants like the lemon tree,like to be outdoors in a nice sunny area as long as there is no frost they will thrive ... If you leave them indoors to long , they will lose all their leaves plus lose their fruit and if the flowers were not pollinated before you brought them in , the plant will not bear many fruit so if you get them outside early enough the first bees out may still pollinate your flowers in time to bear fruit .