How to Arrange a Bouquet of Flowers from Your Garden

At our big family events growing up, my mama would put me in charge of the flower arrangements. She said I had the magic touch when it came to arranging a bouquet of flowers in a vase, so that was always my job. Once I used her crystal punch bowl filled with cranberries and fall flowers for our Thanksgiving centerpiece and I thought she was going to cry, she loved it so much. I wish I had a picture of that bouquet, but it was way before the invention of social media when every little detail … [Read more...]

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A Backyard Makeover with Raised Garden Beds

When we bought our house last year, the backyard left a lot to be desired.  It was one of the major makeover projects I dreamed and schemed about over the winter as I waited impatiently for Spring to arrive. After months of imagining what the back yard could look like, I am finally able to report back with some MAJOR progress! Here is the back of our house before the makeover began.  This shot was taken in winter so the weeds aren’t knee-high in the flower bed, but you get the picture. In … [Read more...]

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Fall Gardening: It’s Bulb Planting Time!

It's our very first Fall in the new house, and I’m DYING over the color of this Japanese Maple in my front flower bed right now. Even though our Alabama weather has been so warm that all the trees turned from green to brown within a few days, this tree is crushing it with the fall colors. We planted a Japanese Maple years ago at an old house that we left behind, so I’m thankful to discover this gem in my new garden! What a beaut, Clark! In other news, I have decided to go a little … [Read more...]

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DIY Thrift Store Wooden Bowl Planters

Sorry to leave you hanging on the status of these wooden bowls in my junky planter post from a few weeks back.  I’m back today to show you how I turned them into little succulent containers. Of course you know me and my succulent fetish.  It just seemed right to add more to these bowls to go with the ones inside the eyeball glass in my sunroom. Here are the bowls when last you saw them.  I found these bowls in a thrift store all taped together in a stack.  Of course I didn’t know what I’d do … [Read more...]

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