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2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Veggie Garden Roundup

Veggie Garden Roundup

For those of you who have been following me this year, you know this year was my first real attempt at vegetable garden. If you missed that post, you can review it here.

I decided to start small with a raised bed. And I tried to choose plants that were pretty easy to grow and did not take up a lot of space. I planted 3 different types of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, jalapeño peppers, green peppers and cilantro.

Read on to find out which varieties I planted, how they faired at the end of the season and what I'm going to do differently next year.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Gift Giving

5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Gift Giving

A few years ago, I decided to take a more relaxed, stop-and-smell-the-pine-trees approach to the holidays. And I’m about to share one of my secrets to a more relaxing holiday season – stressing less about shopping and gift giving.

Read on while I share my 5 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Gift Giving

Splendid Succulents

Splendid Succulents

NOTE FROM DONNA - My garden bed has been put to sleep for the winter. I'm looking to add to my indoor garden but want something easy to care for, especially during the busy holidays. Read on to find out how one of resident bloggers Paula Marolewski uses succulents to add some green to her home without a lot of work.
How to Save Time and Money by Planting Perennials

How to Save Time and Money by Planting Perennials

Fall is a great time for planting and a great time to take advantage of plant sales. By planting perennials in the fall you get a jump on spring. Read on to find out how to get the best value for your dollar when buying and planting perennials.
Shuttin' Her Down Boss - 5 Garden Cleanup Chores to Do This Fall

Shuttin' Her Down Boss - 5 Garden Cleanup Chores to Do This Fall

I have a friend who is a just a hoot to be around. Every day when he is getting ready to leave work, he tells his supervisor - "Shuttin' her down boss". I keep hearing those words ringing in my ears as I look at my garden. Doing a few quick cleanup chores can really feel good and set you up for success in the spring. 

Read on for my list of chores and helpful tips if you are going to be 'shuttin' her down' too!

5 Easy to Grow Houseplants That Also Help Clean the Air

5 Easy to Grow Houseplants That Also Help Clean the Air

As the temperatures drop during autumn in many part of the US, we gardeners are forced to turn our attention to indoor activities. Houseplants have long been a way to get a ‘gardening fix’ as we put our outdoor gardens to rest.

As an added bonus, studies have shown that these plants can help to clean harmful chemicals out of the air. 

Read on to find out about 5 indoor houseplants that are easy to grow and help to clean the air!

Popular Perennials for the Garden

Popular Perennials for the Garden

Perennials are one of the most popular types of flowering plants, both for the beginning and experienced gardeners.  And fall is a great time to plant them.

But there are so many varieties, choosing can be overwhelming.

Read on to find out about some of the most popular varieties to plant and how to get started.

Using Ornamental Grasses to Enhance Your Landscape

Using Ornamental Grasses to Enhance Your Landscape

Fall is definitely a great time for planting. As we decide on what to plant, most of us think of flowering perennials, trees and shrubs. But as you consider your choices, consider perennial grasses.

Read on to find out why ornamental grasses are a great addition to any landscape.

Planting Bulbs for Spring Color

Planting Bulbs for Spring Color

Fall is a great time for gardening. Cool temperatures make for a great climate for both gardeners and new plants. While it may be tempting to put away your tools and forget about gardening until spring, fall is the perfect time to plant for spring color. And one of the most colorful spring plants that do need to be planted now are spring flowering bulbs.

Read on to find out how to plant bulbs this fall for spectacular color next spring.

Fall is Here - Time to Think Spring!

Fall is Here - Time to Think Spring!

Fall is a great time to prepare for spring! You see there are so many things going on in the garden in the spring, that it’s almost too much to get done. And while spring is a really inspiring time to start new things in the garden, fall is actually a better time for certain garden tasks.

Read on for details on 5 Fall Projects that you can do in the fall to make spring gardening season a lot easier. 

Gourd Décor

Gourd Décor

Gourds are one of my favorite parts of fall! From the classic orange pumpkin to the weirdest wart-covered wonder, I love them all. Setting up my “gourd décor” each year is a special event, since it gives so much scope for the imagination. 

Read on to find out how Paula Marolewski uses gourds all throughout her fall landscape!