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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Best Flowering Plants To Brighten Up Your Home For Christmas

Flowers always add a welcoming feel to any home. What better way to usher in the holiday season and the upcoming 2017 (how can that be?!) than with an array of gorgeous blooms. Some of the plants you'll see are more conventional and others might take you by surprise. 

3 Easy Christmas Ornament DIYs Using Succulents & Air Plants

The time to deck the halls, trim the trees and make merry has arrived once again.  Another Christmas season has swiftly crept in on snowy, frosty, boot clad feet. I live in the Arizona desert where the days are warm, filled with sunshine and there's not a snowflake in sight but the holiday spirit has filled my every bone regardless. Time to grab the paint, glitter, glue and create! Today I'm sharing with you 3 easy ornament DIYs using store bought items, elements... Read more

Neglected Rose Update: It’s Blooming Away Like Crazy

Have you been tossing, turning and unable to sleep at night since I published yesterday's post? Are you on the edge of your seat with wonder? This quick update is indeed, as evidenced by the beautiful bloom that you see above, a positive one. The neglected rose that I inherited when I moved into this house is blooming... Read more

How to Prune Roses

I wouldn't have planted a rose here in the Sonoran Desert but when you move into a new house, you get the garden and all the plants along with it. The rose grows outside my bedroom window and stands over 6' tall.

I know it's a hybrid tea but couldn't tell which variety it was because the 2 flowers it produced were small and most likely off color. This happens when roses aren't properly... Read more

37 Elements To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

Oh you know how I love flowers, yes I do.  That's the reason I wanted to share this Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas article with you. Some of my favorites for fall decorating are mentioned here - kumquats, jasmine vine, pink sedums, eryngium, marigolds, fall leaves, persimmons, magnolia pods, pomegranates, pepper berries and eucalyptus - so you'll have quite a few beautiful elements to choose from. May yourRead more