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Monthly Archives: October 2016

10 Inspiring Garden Quotes

Written By: Lucy
Quotes are reminders to live in a more poetic and sometimes more courageous way.  They express feelings and tones that are hard for us to put into words.  Luckily, someone else had the same feelings and was able to translate them into words beautifully. I love quotes and know that I'm not the only one who does.  This is why we started compiling quotes which would resonate with fellow garden hounds.  Many of the quotes you'll see... Read more

One Easy Way To Jazz Up A Plain Plastic Flower Pot

I must say, I'm totally smitten with lightweight pots. For years I bought gorgeous ceramics planters but after you got the plants and dirt in, a front end loader was needed to move them.  Plastics have come a long way so now when searching for larger pots, I look for polyresin, fiberglass, and durable plastic. This is all about jazzing up a plain plastic flower pot with something unexpected if you don't have any paints.

Fall Readymade Natural Wreaths

Written By: Lucy Ferreira

Fall is a slower season in nature, leaves fall down and the landscape gets ready to rest so it can come to life and flourish and bloom again next year. But for us it's a different story. Fall can mean: back to work or school, planning the big Thanksgiving feast, getting ready for the Holidays, closing out the year and welcoming in a new one. Winter and fall tend to be the most productive seasons in contrast with the relaxed... Read more

7 Reasons To Love The Very Cool Spider Agave (Squid Agave)

This very cool succulent, which grows in a slightly twisted and arching form, certainly creates a unique and striking silhouette. Unlike a lot of agaves, of which there are upwards of 200 varieties, this one stays relatively compact and is suited for containers. Agave bracteosa (Spider Agave), Squid Agave and Candelabrum Agave is a favorite of mine. It makes my heart go pitter patter and I'm going to give you 7 reasons to love it too.