Paperwhite bulbs ready for planting.

How To Grow Paperwhites

Having the opportunity to learn new things and share them with you, is why I love having a blog. Today I’m sharing how to grow paperwhites. This is my first attempt and now that I know how easy it is to grow them, it’s going to be an annual tradition. Continue reading


Patio Container Blueberries

It’s patio season and I’m so excited about the new containers and blueberries the husband bought.  He negotiated a discount on one of the containers which was damaged, thinking I would like to blog about repairing it.  I love the idea of container gardening, but patio container blueberries? That’s brilliant!


New containers and blueberries

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Backyard Tour

Hello again! I took a week off for travel and happy to see our yard looks so pretty upon my return.  You could say we had an unusual spring, considering the sun took a month-long vacation, we had cooler than normal temperatures and we survived the 100 year flood, again.  Happily our backyard plants are catching up to how they should look by the end of June.

Texas Lilac

Texas Lilac

My absolute favorite plant this year is the Texas lilac. Thick blooms are covering the new growth, in fact it has grown so much we can see it above the fence from the back yard.

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Patio Season

On the spring and summer weekends we usually have an umbrella raising ceremony.  It is a signal that good times are about to start and relaxation can begin. Last weekend we spent time cleaning up the patio planting hibiscus and a few herbs.  The most impact comes from cleaning up leaves , weeds and trimming up ground cover from the surrounding areas. I want the area around the pool to be healthy, lush and at the same time have a manicured look.

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Herb Markers

As usual I go shopping for one thing and come home with whole bag full of projects from my favorite fabric and craft store.  I was in the wood aisle looking at large letters when I saw these little wooden flower shapes and it hit me.  Herb markers!  I have been looking for something cute to add to the herb planter on the patio and I found it!  

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