DIY, Garden Life, Lifestyle

Raspberry Hedge How To

Earlier this spring an acquaintance advised they were removing an entire row of raspberries from their garden. At $10-$20 a plant at any nursery I grabbed my shovel and invited myself over on digging day. I'd stashed my toddlers kiddy pool in the trunk and within the hour I had it full of baby raspberry bushes.… Continue reading Raspberry Hedge How To

DIY, Lifestyle

DIY Duct Tape Planter

For those of us less handy with a paint brush I've got this DIY for a cute planter. From the dollar store, I bought: Glass dish: square is best so the tape wraps well $1 Duct Tape: the fancy pattern type $1 Colored Rocks- matching the tape pattern $1 Succulent- You can get the fake… Continue reading DIY Duct Tape Planter

DIY

Air Plants- Living Art DIY

My co-bloggers returned from a vacation to sunny Florida (read more about the trip) and did not bring me back a typical plastic magnate as a souvenir. Instead, a bag of air plants and Spanish moss were my gift. Being from Michigan, my first instinct was, "Well, these are gonna die." Surprisingly, they made it… Continue reading Air Plants- Living Art DIY

DIY, Lifestyle

The Art of Kokedama

My heart swells when I'm in my woodlot and I feel at ease. I could stay for hours just drinking in the sounds, smells and textures of all that is around me. There is something about moist moss that I am drawn to. The bright green patchwork gently compels my spirit to reach down and touch it as if it… Continue reading The Art of Kokedama

Inspiration, Lifestyle

Naturescaping-Making a living Hedgerow

My piece of land lies before me. It is intimidating to say the least, to think that I can alter it to my own design or un-design. This is a scary prospect, indeed, but not so scary as a blank piece of linen watercolor paper. So crisp and white. Would I ruin it with the… Continue reading Naturescaping-Making a living Hedgerow

Lifestyle

No-till Layered Kitchen Garden

Sometimes life throws things at us in unexpected ways and timing. This is how we found ourselves one early Fall day, with a project on a grand scale. Placed in our hands was a house on 2 acres that needed some tender loving care and a desperate make-over inside and out. It had been deserted and left for dead.… Continue reading No-till Layered Kitchen Garden