Spring Day Planting

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It’s officially spring, and today was 76 degrees. Spring is fickle though, and likes to plays tricks on us. Tomorrows high is 57 and we are expecting a freeze tomorrow night. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of this weather, however, and used the pretty day to create some containers to take to the Lawn and… 

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Flea Market Friday

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I receive  a lot of comments on my Facebook page about  my flea market garden creations, and people ask where I find all of my junk. So….I thought it would be fun to have  “Flea Market Fridays” where I sell some of my smaller things. It will be like getting one of the Sampler Boxes… 

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Metal Chicken Makeover

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A friend called and said she was “downsizing” some of her junk, making room for a classroom in her little log shed, where she was teaching sewing.  This is her “sewing bees” sign in front. She wanted to know if I would like to come and take a look. Of course! She has great garden junk… 

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Peace, Love, Garden Boots

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I found these little garden boots when I was looking for something else. This is how I usually find things I have “put back” , get off track, and remember what I WAS looking for in a few days. I purchased these at our local Salvation Army Thrift Store last year, and can’t believe my nine year… 

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The Garden in Winter

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It’s not often we get snow in the south, and the huge snowflakes coming down now are beautiful and create a winter wonderland in the garden. We filled all the birdfeeders, and while out, I captured a few photographs around my yard and garden. This old grinding wheel stands proudly in my perennial bed. My little garden gnome… 

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Herbal First Aid Salve for Dogs

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Our dogs are not just pets, they are part of our family.  When they get cuts, scrapes, sores, abrasions and hot spots, we want to treat them with a natural product that not only heals, but reduces the risk of infection. Herbs such as comfrey, chamomile, and calendula are known for their healing and skin… 

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Plant Markers with Bling

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I was ready to do a few projects that I have had on my list, and today seemed the perfect day. It was 17 degrees outside and the wind made it feel like 10. I have seen the stamped spoon plant markers, and had flattened some old spoons with plans to make a few.  … 

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Spring Bulb Basket

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I’m having a little spring fever since we have had a few days with temperatures in the 50’s and even 60’s over the last week.  But, I was shocked back into reality with the cold morning temperatures today, and a forecast of temperatures in the 20’s. I walked out to my herb garden this week,… 

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Decorate Your Home with Flea Market Finds

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It’s still too cold to start my gardening, even though we have been teased with some spring like weather. So, instead of heading to the garden shop, I headed to my stash of flea market finds to decorate my dining room cabinet.  We had recently repainted, and I wanted to add some new things to… 

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Valentine Gifts for Gardeners

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  Chocolate and flowers are the traditional gifts for Valentine’s day, and most anyone would love to get either or both of these. But, if you want to do something a little different for the gardener in your life, stretch your imagination, and think of some gifts that can be used and enjoyed way past… 

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