Old Crocs in Your Garden for Plants


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Gardening with Your Old Crocs What a beautiful day which only means one thing - time to get in the garden and turn my old Crocs into adorable planters. I had plenty of flowers overflowing in pots needing to be thinned out and today was the perfect day. While cleaning under the work bench, I came across four Crocs that make adorable planters you can hang from a chair, a fence or even just sit them flat in your garden. I always hang a couple from two metal chairs that have loops to hook … [Read more...]

Organic Pest Control in Your Garden


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Organic Pest Control Are you thinking about organic pest control? If you can't wait to get outside on a sunny day, or even an ugly day, consider that you have a true passion for gardening. If it's your goal to find ways to protect your plants from weather conditions, so you can enjoy them the following spring, it's safe to say you love gardening. The desire for free organic vegetables alone makes you a gardener, but being organic is not as easy as we wish it to be. Do you prefer to mow … [Read more...]

Start Planning Your Garden Now


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How to Start Planning Your Garden How do you start planning your garden or do you? I have a confession to make. I'm addicted to garden centers and home improvement stores. I see flowers and it feeds my addiction to impulse buy. I had to learn to start thinking and planning my garden before it was time for planting. But I don't see any harm in browsing around for garden designs and flooring on websites like pavingandflooring.com, as long as I can stop myself from clicking on checkout more … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Centerpiece


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  This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving centerpieces to make. I took 2 photos to show how it looks in a casual setting and a more formal one. You can make these in any size to fit any area you wish. I've also made several mini centerpieces and placed them throughout the house for the gathering then sent them home with my guests. The only item I had to buy was the fresh pumpkin. My neighbors flower beds are in full bloom so I raided hers (I asked first). The greens are from my own … [Read more...]

Fall Bulb Planting in Today’s Garden Spot


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Fall Bulb Planting Now that fall is here, I think a lot about planting and garden maintenance. Wait a minute, when don’t I think about that? What is one of the classic gardening activities in the fall after clearing out the leaves? Fall bulb planting. There’s no better season for planting bulbs to provide years of enjoyment for very little time and money. Here are a few bulb planting tips to ensure the best results for next season. What to plant Among the most popular of the … [Read more...]

What Kind Of Gardener Are You?


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Are You a Beginner or Advanced Gardener? How do you define a gardener? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, they define one as: One who works in or tends a garden for pleasure or hire from a company like Red Shovel landscaping. If you can't wait to get outside on a sunny day, or even an ugly day, consider that you have a true passion for gardening. If it's your goal to find ways to protect your plants from weather conditions so you can enjoy them the next year, you are a … [Read more...]

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