My Fall Herb Garden {Porch Style}

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Herbs are one of my favorite things to grow throughout the year.   I love to be able to quickly snip off pieces of thyme, parsley, oregano or rosemary to use in a recipe to enhance the flavor and really make the recipe pop. I also have a habit of just loving to grab a Read More

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Vertical Succulent Gardens {Mingle Monday 6/25}

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  Vertical gardens are popping up all over the place in magazines, online, television, and even around my local plant nurseries – especially with succulents. There are even boards dedicated to these specialty gardens on Pinterest. My obsession with looking at these artistic gardens just increases with every single one that I see. I’ve thought Read More

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Hydrangea Lovin’ {Mingle Monday}


  My Grandmother always had the most beautiful hydrangea bushes near her porch. As I would run past on my way to her door, blue snowflakes would seem to fall from the heavy globes forming a varying blue blanket on the ground. Her cat, Albert, peeping through from under the bush, would pounce at the Read More

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Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern

        I’ve been dressing up my porches again trying to get them ready for fall. My boxwood basil, having withered to just a few shoots of green, was way past its prime for adding color and greenery to my porch.   I made a quick trip by a local store and was Read More

How to Keep Onions


My nephew’s football team was selling 25 pound bags of Vidalia onions a few weeks ago as a fund raiser for their team. Of course I snapped them up, thinking of all the delicious dishes I could make with 25 pounds of onions. And then they were delivered. Did you know that 25 pounds of Read More

How to Make Your Own Seedling Pots


  Making your own seedling pots is a great afternoon activity for the entire family and a wonderful way to get children excited about gardening. With a stack of newspapers, a can or water bottle, and a few minutes, you’ll be ready to add your potting soil and seeds before you know it.     Read More

A Back Porch Herb Garden


  I absolutely love cooking with fresh herbs – they enhance the flavors of an otherwise ordinary and even bland tasting dish and make it shine. Before we moved to the “farm” as we like to call it, we lived in a subdivision where the yards were about as big as a postage stamp. It Read More

What To Do With All These Pears


Our pear trees are heavy with pears. I need to take time to go and pick them soon before the deer, bugs and yellow jackets eat them all. I’m not exactly sure what kind of pear they are even. I just know they are crisp, juicy and good. And that we sure love them. I Read More

Red Geraniums

This week I have most definitely been loving my porches and red geraniums. This post is part of:I’m Lovin’ itSweet Shot Tuesday

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