Category: Garden

A discovery….

While out in my back yard cleaning up a bit and milling ideas around in my head for planting, I came across this… I saw the nest and took my camera on my phone to check if there were eggs inside, (because it was a little high) and there were….

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Some new plants this Spring!

Over the weekend while we were out shopping for our home & garden, the girls and I chose a few plants that we really liked. I chose the hybrid aloe vera. I LOVE aloe vera, I am always drawn to it. The girls have always loved cacti {or cactuses—whichever you…

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Professional Pruning Shears by Planted Perfect {Review}

Finally a pair of garden shears that work well! I’ve been through several and let me tell you, it is frustrating. When I got these from Planted Perfect, I was super excited to get out in the garden and put them to good use. Product Description: THE GARDENING SECRET GREEN…

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Our new patio & landscaping!

We are so excited that we finally got some yard work done! πŸ˜€ We got a bit of landscaping done and added a paver patio to our back yard. So to give you an idea of how it looked before, here are a few photos of the yard before. This…

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Hello Bunny!

This bunny has been hanging out in our yard. Look how close he let me get to snap this picture. {I did zoom in.} I don’t think he wanted to leave our yard because he didn’t run off till the last possible moment. I did get pretty close! Then off…

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Beautiful Sunflowers

My sunflowers have bloomed and look amazing! Well, 3 of the 6 have fully bloomed so far, and the others are on their way. They are so huge! I’ve never grown them before, and am just so excited, LOL! I think next spring I may plant some in the back…

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My sunflowers are finally blooming!

You just don’t even know how very excited I am. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, I absolutely love them. As you may have read in a previous post, I planted them, thinking they were going to be {a lot} smaller. They are dwarf sunflowers, but still pretty big!…

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Garden Flowers

Hello friends! Just wanted to share a few more beauties in my butterfly island. It is full of color and looking so pretty. I want to enjoy them as long as possible, because before you know it fall will be here, and the blooms will fade away. πŸ™‚ And here…

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{Flowers} in my garden!

Just sharing some photos of a few of the flowers in my Butterfly island. πŸ˜€ Grasshoppers, too! πŸ˜‰ And another little visitor! The marigold has been great at keeping the rabbits away! Last year, they chewed up a lot of my flowers, but this year they have stayed clear. πŸ™‚…

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A little {portable} garden…

In our little “garden” that we have on our deck, we planted some Picklebush cucumbers and Garden Sweet Peas. As you can see, they are growing nicely! They came up rather quickly…and now look like this: The peas are really taking off! Hopefully everything comes up nicely and we get…

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Butterfly Island {Spring 2014}

This is my butterfly island this spring! A little different than last year. πŸ˜‰ I had to replace a few plants (perennials), because they didn’t make it after our winter. I was so bummed that my Azalea bush died. They are one of my favorites! I kind of thought they…

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A fuzzy buzzy bee…

My flowers in my butterfly island are still blooming, and look so pretty! They have attracted quite a few bumble bees and butterflies as well. The butterflies are sometimes hard to capture, but I did manage to get a couple of pictures of the bees. πŸ™‚ I love photographing nature….

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One lone jalapeno

This is pretty much it. After planting some jalapeno seeds in a large planter, we got one jalapeno…lol. Better luck next year, I suppose? :/ I guess ONE is better than NONE, right?

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The zucchini is coming!

It looks like we will finally be getting some zucchini soon – I noticed the flowers this morning! We bought this container so that we could plant some veggies. A first for us, so I had my fingers crossed and was really hoping that it would work! We planted 3…

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Ready for another project!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. The Butterfly Island is complete and I couldn’t be more happy with the results. It was a fun project to do! I think my favorite part of the project was choosing the flowers. It was great…

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