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April 22, 2020

Get Growing - What Have You Got To Loose?


     Spring is here and so is this surreal world wide Corona Virus.  Being forced to stay home allows lots of time for all of us to reflect and get creative.  Restore, renew, and recalibrate.  Time to grow....and to get g...

January 19, 2020

Good Day Folks.

   Weather here in mid January in Pennsylvania does not allow for “my” outdoor living routine (gardening), and that is o.k.. This down time allows me to anticipate, plan, and dream a bit about the upcoming season. If you are like me, however, the excitin...

December 21, 2019

My Top 5 Favorites.

     It’s that time of year. Again.

     How many years have you purchased holiday decorations and stored them away indefinitely? Sure, there are those few memory laden pieces that we bring out year after year and never tire of seeing. But...

November 2, 2019

     Putting the outside to bed for the winter is almost finished. The garlic is ‘nestled in’ first and foremost. Basil is hung.  Once the frost hit, I finished pulling and composting the vegetable garden plants….peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, and squash.  Parsley, Sage...

April 17, 2018

Don't wait til the last minute again this year.  A hanging basket was fine for all those years, but let's change it up this Mother's Day. (click pic to go to Merchant)

     Your Mother has done so much for you.  An extra special gift for her will let her know that you a...

April 17, 2018

For the absolute best flaky pie dough, this recipe is the last one you will ever need:

3 cups flour

1 cup crisco

1 tsp salt

8-10 TBS Cold water

Chop ingredients with fork until consistent...then finish with fingers to workable dough consistency.  

For One Dish Dinner Pot Pie...

April 12, 2018

     Why not treat Mom this year to something other than a hanging basket?  Perhaps a Stoneware Chickadee Bird Feeder or a Beehive Seed Feeder to hang and watch the birds.  A Stoneware Nesting Jar would invite and keep her birds safe.  Any of these are colorful and uni...

April 6, 2018

Is your work your life?  Does it seem like the days are speeding by you and that sometimes it is hard to even catch your breath?  Maybe you have the perfect sitting area, outside or in, but you don't make the time to sit?   Is this you?

      It is time t...

April 4, 2018

Here's the deal: 

The days of Mom in the kitchen and dad & kids in front of tube til dinner is ready, are gone.  Gardening and Cooking can be the common ground.

The kitchen was always our favorite hangout growing up.  We all love to eat, so we can all bond, visit, and le...

April 3, 2018

    Did you know that by incorporating these 10 plants into your landscape, you are inviting the ever popular LadyBug to come and ‘camp out’. That’s right...camp in your backyard.   You can attract these beneficial insects with:

  1. Thyme.  We a...

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