Front Porch Winter Cheer

What do you do with containers on your front porch or deck once you have yanked out those sorry-looking frost-killed petunias? Segue into the holiday season with beautiful fall/winter containers using "yard" material. Forage for material from your property on or around your home. Snips in hand, I venture into roadside edges and woods and …

Thanksgiving Decor Ideas With Succulents

Decorating for the fall season is always top of my list of feel good things to do. The variety and colors of pumpkins and gourds that are outside of the normal fall color range is exciting to arrange with. Also, succulents that have grown like crazy all summer need to be pruned, brought in to …

Awesome Gifts for Gardeners and Homeowners

Here are the gifts for gardeners and homeowners on your holiday shopping list! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday decorations! Pumpkin pie! Hot Chocolate! Christmas carols. And lots of shopping for holiday gifts. But don’t fret. It is actually quite easy to find great gifts for gardeners and homeowners. These folks always …

Longwood Gardens’ Fall Extravaganza

Visiting Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is always a pleasure and one I try to do several times a year. Fortunately for me, it is close by. I made it a day trip which included a visit to Terrain, a destination nursery/garden center. For more posts on Longwood, go to- Visiting Longwood During Covid, …

Dried Flowers-Back From the Dead

A major interior design trend that has crept up on us during COVID, all over Instagram Feeds and weddings, in hotels and restaurants, is ….. drum roll please...… dried flowers. Especially in the fall with winter approaching, dried grasses and wildflowers are making a comeback. A recent trip to destination nursery extraordinaire Terrain drove home …

Four Season Tree – Seven-Son Flower

Known mostly to plant collectors and plant geeks, one of my top small trees is is Temple of Bloom Seven-Son Flower tree. Named for its cluster of seven flower buds, it was introduced to American gardeners in 1980 and has been referred as "hardy crape myrtle" or "summer lilac". A beautiful, easy to grow small …

Herbal Destination – Star Bright Farm

Do you love walking through a field of aromatic lavender? The scents of rosemary, lemon balm, and rose geranium? Also, to take in great vistas of rolling hills and fields of flowers? Then you need to schedule a visit to Star Bright Farms in White Hall, MD. Even though Lavender is not in season now, …

Top 10 Decorated Pumpkins

There is no better way to celebrate the fall season than decorating pumpkins! From mini chalk-painted pumpkins to gorgeous hand-painted marble creations, step up your style this year with these no-carve painted pumpkin ideas. These creative painted pumpkins think outside the box with modern metallics, fresh florals, and gold studs. Get inspired to take your …