Bringing amaryllis indoors

Bringing amaryllis indoors

Its time to bring your amaryllis indoors! Well, a few weeks ago was probably the time to bring your amaryllis indoors but it isn’t too late. I’ve been letting my amaryllis grow outside all summer. This has been so easy that I have, in fact, completely forgotten about them. I’ve been so proud of myself for the restraint I’ve shown because there is a little bit of space on my plant shelves… and then I discover yet another plant which I have not brought indoors. I planted my two amaryllis outside near the end of May. I tucked them behind some elephant ears and hibiscus and, truthfully, forgot they were there until I saw some amaryllis indoors at a garden center yesterday.… Read Full Post
Patio Design Tips For A Stunning Garden

Patio Design Tips For A Stunning Garden

Image  The patio area of our garden is always a great place to host guests and have parties. This summer in particular is always amazing for this because we get to strike up the grill and sit out in the sun with the people we love and some ice cold beers.  If your patio area is looking a little drab and needs some life breathed back into it this year, we have some handy design ideas for you this summer. Divide Your Space  A great idea when you are looking to create a hosting area for the garden is to divide the patio area into a few different smaller areas. There can be a main seating area, a cooking area for the grill, and a produce area where you plant your favorite fruits and vegetables.… Read Full Post
Succulent tables & Bloomingtables

Succulent tables & Bloomingtables

Who doesn’t love succulents? Who also has so many plants that they are running out of space? Just today I was introduced to Bloomingtables and I think this succulent table may be the perfect way to squeeze just a few more plants into our home! This project is still in the KickStarter campaign, but their beautiful design is sure to be a hit. I am a little dubious about plant selection and I think its going to be very important to select the right plants for your location. These older posts on growing succulents indoors and succulent terrariums will give you lots of good ideas for succulents that will do well without a ton of light. All of these will keep their great shapes and colors in darker rooms.… Read Full Post
Is Your Garden the Hostess with the Mostess?

Is Your Garden the Hostess with the Mostess?

Everyone wants to make the most out of their garden, and that means you need to host people. In the summertime, there’s nothing like inviting friends and family around and eating good food. Unfortunately, you can only do it if your garden is in good shape or else the party won’t go to plan and your dirty yard will be the talk of the town. Gossip flies around neighborhoods like wildfire, people! The good news is you can transform your garden into the hostess with the mostess in a few simple steps. Continue reading to find out more. Add Different Textures A green lawn and colorful flowers look incredible, yet they aren’t the most functional features for events. Where are people going to stand without getting their feet wet and muddy?… Read Full Post
3 ways to make the most out of your back garden

3 ways to make the most out of your back garden

Back gardens are our chance to build ourselves a sanctuary. To have somewhere where we can escape to when we need a bit of alone time or just want to be outdoors. All too often, however, back gardens are left neglected. Concerns over the money or time it takes to really maintain a garden can make it difficult to get started on creating your own little bit of paradise. But it’s still possible to make the most out of a back garden (no matter the size) in a cheap and low-maintenance fashion so that you have a space that you can really enjoy. Read through our three top tips to help you make the most of your back garden. 1. Use the walls https://unsplash.com/photos/Sz4iD0pipxc The best gardens have plenty of plants.… Read Full Post
Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Japanese Themes to Transform Your Backyard

Flickr If you live in the West and you’re a little worried that your garden looks the same as your neighbor’s, then you might want to try a little Japanese inspiration.  Japan is a country, like many in the West, obsessed with its gardens. In Japan, the purpose of the garden is not to provide leisure or be a show of wealth, but to impart feelings of tranquility and peace. The cultural origins of gardens, therefore, are strikingly different from what many people are used to.  Because of this, gardens in Japan have a different style and theme. The focus is less on symmetry and formality, and more on creating the sort of places that allow the mind to wander from the troubles of the world.… Read Full Post
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