Browsing Category

How to/DIY

These posts explain and give steps, so that you can recreate these items in your own garden.

How to Perfect Your Small Kitchen Garden

at

Do you have a kitchen garden or is part of your garden designed to bring food to your table? I’ve grown herbs in the past and currently have strawberries growing in a hanging basket on my balcony. Whether you are already growing food or thinking about it, here is a collaborative post on how to perfect your small kitchen garden.

kitchen garden Keep Reading!

by

Gardens at Night: Let Your Garden be Seen At Night

at

I don’t know about you but I love the way certain gardens look at night, based on the lighting used. My hubby and I put up white lights on our balcony to give it a more festive look at night. Gardens at night can look spectacular with the lighting in the right place.

gardens at night Keep Reading!

by

How to: Seashell Succulents Planter

at

I love living by the ocean and the availability of beach décor all over the place. While roaming around Pinterest awhile ago I saw a picture of a beautiful seashell filled with succulents and had to make one! Today I want to tell you how you can make your very own seashell succulents planter.

succulents planter Keep Reading!

by

How To: Outdoor Flower Pot Arrangements

at

I always love wandering around Home Depot and Armstrong Garden Center to buy flowers (of course!) and to admire their beautiful flower pot arrangements. I’ve always wanted to create my own and just finished my first! I would love to share with you how you can make your very own fall outdoor flower pot arrangements.

outdoor flower pot arrangements Keep reading!

by

How to Start a Garden from Scratch

at

I recently wrote a guest post about how I started my garden, and realized I have yet to put a “how to start a garden” post on my own blog. So, today I want to tell you how to start a garden from scratch. Its not as hard as it sounds!

how to start a garden from scratch Keep reading!

by

Its Harvest Time-Decorate with Mini Pumpkins

at

I love the slight change in weather and all those fall decorations this time of year. Something else I really love about autumn is all those pumpkin patches and pumpkins that are seen in many stores and street corners. Today I want to share with you several ways for you to decorate with mini pumpkins.

decorate with mini pumpkins Keep on reading!

by

In the Dark-How to Pick the Right Shade Plants

at

Fall is just around the corner, so I’m trying to figure out how to pick the right shade plants. I have some space left to add some plants but with the seasons changing, my little balcony will soon be in shade most of the day. This is probably a good time to add shade plants to my garden.  Keep on reading!

by

How to Take Great Pictures of Your Garden-Flower and Garden Photos

at

I’ve gotten several compliments about how great my photos are here on my gardening blog. I appreciate the comments but many of the photos are not my own, but from commercial free sites like Pixabay. I’m wanting to learn to take more and better flower and garden photos and thought I would share my thoughts on how to achieve this.

As a side note, all the pictures on this particular blog are from me and my husband.

flower and garden photos

 

Keep on Reading!

by

How to Care for Kalanchoe Plants

at

A Diverse and Hardy Plant

I love the diversity and beauty of hardy desert plants that are available to gardeners in California. One of these plants that keep showing up in my little garden are kalanchoes. Since I have several of these in varying stages of growth, I thought I would write a blog about how to care for kalanchoe plants.

I’ve seen several variations of these plants. I will be focusing on the types of kalanchoes with pretty little flowers, some that look like tiny roses. During my research I’ve discovered there are many types of kalanchoes.

Keep on reading!

by
12