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Yearly Archives: 2012

Caring For My Tillandsia Cyanea

You might remember a post from a few months ago called "Terrific Tillandsias" .   Now I'm going to show you a Tillandsia which is so easy to care for that can actually grow in soil.  Tillandsia cyanea, or Pink Quill Plant, is an epiphyte like its now trendy... Read more

Ideas For Christmas Decorations

Ho ho ho -  we're knee deep in the holiday season once again.  And for me, that means I  head up north right after Thanksgiving to do a Christmas decorating job I've done for quite some time now.   Everything used has been collected over the years and is pulled out to turn the outside into a holiday wonderland.  The  front porch is made festive with penguins, nutcrackers and garlands -  it... Read more

Christmas At Roger’s Gardens

Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar, California is a destination.  Heck, they even have a food truck schedule posted for weekend shoppers.  Yes, you will spend hours at this place and need sustenance to keep your energy up while cruising this 7 acre horticultural and outdoor living playground.  I burned calories just from desiring everything I saw!... Read more

Decorative Painting For The Garden

I love to dabble with paint.  It is important to me to keep things out of the landfill any and every opportunity I get.  Paint can totally transform something old, plain and blah into a focal piece.  I use paints leftover from exterior and interior house projects - just as is or mixed together to create a new color.  Always on hand in my work shop is a large selection ofRead more

I Ate My Thanksgiving Centerpiece!

Okay, so Thanksgiving isn't here yet but I did eat the trial run of my centerpiece,  most of it anyway.  For our November newsletter I made a fall table scape with goodies from our farmers market and my garden.  Lucy then put the steps to it's creation along with the finished product and close ups... Read more