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Monthly Archives: June 2016

How To Make A Fragrant Corsage Using Flowers & Herbs

Corsages are a bundle of flowers, usually worn on either on clothing, a wrist or attached to a purse which signify that someone is special or important to an event. It’s basically a boutonniere on steroids. They can be small or large depending on the taste and size of the person it's made for. If you're going to wear one, it might... Read more

Check It Out! A Tour Of My New Garden In The Desert

Hi there and a big welcome.  I'm thrilled to be taking you on a tour of my new garden in the desert, the Sonoran Desert to be more exacting.  I was living in seaside Santa Barbara and decided to shake things up a bit by moving to Tucson.  This is the land of endless skies, bountiful sunshine, a multitude of cacti and lots of wild creatures - oh boy!Read more

A Creative Succulent Craft You Can Make In Minutes

I was inspired to try this project after making a succulent wreath and many of the leaves fell off in the process.  That's just how it goes with succulents.   As usual I had odds and ends of smaller cuttings lying around in a box top in my utility room and thought this would be a good way to put them to use along with all those leaves.... Read more

Gardening Shoes For Your Gardening Feet

Have you ever stained that cute pair of comfy shoes just because you got the urge to garden?  I sure have!  Luckily it hasn't happened to me in a long time since my friend brought me back a pair of Blundstone boots, or Blunnies as they're affectionately called, from Melbourne many moons ago.  They're old, worn and scuffed to the max but the soles are still quite substantial so they ain't goin' nowhere.Having a pair of shoes that you only use for gardening... Read more

You Don’t Have To Be A Florist To Make A Nosegay

When I first moved to San Francisco I worked for a very large florist.  There were at least 10 full-time designers and the shop was very busy.  This company had quite a few big hotel contracts and did a lot of weddings so I saw multitudes of floral creativity.  I used to love it when the drivers would come back from the early morning trips to the flower market with their trucks full of blooms. At that point, everything... Read more