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Iron fountain serves as a container garden and centerpiece of the English rose garden. Boxwood are just cuttings at this point.

Ornamental Elements in the Garden

 Ornamental elements create visual interest, provide function, and express your style, adding much value to the garden. While much time and attention goes to planting and maintaining garden beds, we don’t always think about adding embellishments. I’ve enjoyed adding antiquities and other vintage type ornaments fitting for our Victorian era home. I’ll share the worth […]

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Watermelon with star cut outs

Festive Food For the 4th of July

Festive food is often the highlight of any event. Our creative neighbors hosted a July 4th barbecue and scored rave reviews with their guests. It was a bonus to merely walk across the street to attend this fun party! Upon arrival, I began noting the fine details. The patriotic decorations and artistic food drew me […]

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Ladies Tea Table setting

Host A Ladies Tea Luncheon

Hosting teas or gatherings for friends is a rewarding way to serve others.  Last month,  garden club ladies and additional friends met here for a tea themed luncheon.  It has become a tradition these past 5 years to host this luncheon.  Hosting the tea in April captures our old garden roses in their spring flush. […]

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Baby bunnies in bird bath terrarium

The Bunny Bakery Garden

Breeding English Angora and Holland Lops is one of my current hobbies. These cute balls of fluff are photographic subjects that pair well with grandchildren. The bird bath in the secret garden is a favorite spot to snap pictures of these babies. Several years ago, this bird bath was designated as the Bunny Bakery by […]

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Seeds harvested at the Monticello gardens are packaged with this design. The artist depicted the current gardens featuring the replica of a pavilion Thomas Jefferson had built in the early 1800's. This was a favorite spot to sit and read. Unfortunately the original blew down in a storm.

Monticello Seed Packets with Vintage Style Art

Vintage style seed packets captured my attention as we stepped into the well-manicured garden.  The boxwood-lined Colonial Garden is one of several historic gardens of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Flowers and vegetables were easily identified with a little stake bearing the intricate black and white drawings on the packets. A closer inspection of […]

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Simple embellished card for valentine

Hearts, Valentines and Amazing Love

Valentines Day has always been one of my favorites. It’s a day to remember and to be remembered. It is an opportunity to remind someone how special they are to you. Keepsakes of love letters/cards from dear husband, special cards from thoughtful mother, family or friends, handwritten notes and drawings from our children and grandchildren […]

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Framed Vintage Collectibles

Frame Your Vintage Collectibles

Framing your collections can be a creative way to enjoy them. When I find a turn of the century frame for a great price, I usually snatch it up! Occasionally, I know exactly what it will be used for. Most often, I have no idea. The treasures wait in gathering places until inspiration hits. I’ll […]

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snow covered farm relics in flower bed

Wintery Farm Pocket Garden

Today’s friendship feature is a striking and creative pocket garden. Amongst the many hats that Jan wears, her role as farmer’s wife takes on many dimensions. She and my brother have lived on their farm all of their marriage and have developed it to a large multifaceted operation. When they got married they had a […]

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Snowy morning view

Snow Flurries on the River

Our first snow arrived last week. Traces of snow disappear within a few days, if not the same day, so we grab the camera and slip outside on our first opportunity! The temperature gets down to 10 degrees for only a few weeks in December or January, therefore we are able to grow our pomegranate […]

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Baltimore Red and Green Quilt

Quilt Legacy Christmas

My friendship feature for today is my talented mother. It’s now been 3 years since the family gathered for a Quilt Legacy Christmas where four children, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren were gifted 45 of her quilts. Mother planned to give away her quilts when she turned 80. The celebration had been talked about […]

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