Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath - festive gardening themed wreath made from an old hose and some colorful kids gardening tools.
Crafts and Sewing, Gardening, Hobbies

Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

It's almost a new month which means it is almost time for a new wreath on my front door. This time around I went with something I saw on Pinterest years ago: a Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath. Gray isn't exactly my first color choice for this, but the whole idea behind my wreaths this year… Continue reading Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

Funny Spring Gardening memes plus Friday Frivolity Linky Party for all things fun, funny, hopeful and happy.
Gardening, Humor

Funny Gardening Memes plus Friday Frivolity Linky Party

The Friday Frivolity crew has Spring on our minds and in our posts this week for our weekly theme. For me, the best part of Spring is the garden. So I compiled some funny gardening memes for you.                       [Tweet "Funny Gardening Memes to get… Continue reading Funny Gardening Memes plus Friday Frivolity Linky Party

lef growing on California Lilac
Gardening, Photography

January 2016 – Garden Photos

I know it is February 3rd, and I am just now posting January Garden Photos. I could have backdated the post by a few days, but the truth is I just now got them edited to put up. January in a California native garden is actually just the beginning of a magical time. Especially if… Continue reading January 2016 – Garden Photos

Arctostaphylos, Manzanita beginning to bud
Gardening, Photography

December 2015 California Native Plants Photos

It's just an incredibly beautiful winter day here in Southern California so I grabbed the camera and took some shots of my California Native plants to share with you. While it is winter and snowing and plants are dormant in some areas, here in my yard the California Native plants are just starting to awaken… Continue reading December 2015 California Native Plants Photos

Gifts in a Jar - Relaxing Herbal Milk Bath Mix. Powdered milk and Epsom salts combined with herbs or even dried herbal tea make a soothing bath mix.
Crafts and Sewing, Family Life, Gardening

Gifts in a Jar – Relaxing Herbal Milk Bath Mix

Looking for a simple but special homemade gift? How about Homemade Milk Bath Mix? You toss a few ingredients together in a jar, add a pretty label (like this free printable one), decorate the jar with some nice ribbon and/or material and POOF! you are done. They get to soak away the stress of the… Continue reading Gifts in a Jar – Relaxing Herbal Milk Bath Mix

Wayne Roderick daisy - Erigeron glaucus
Gardening, Photography, Random Thoughts

A little perspective from the garden

For anyone exposed to media of any kind this week there is no denying things have been overwhelmingly morose. Besides the happenings in World News, personally things have been a little bothersome too. Add in the lovely menopausal hormone fluctuations and I was headed for a meltdown of epic proportions. And then I went outside. At first, I… Continue reading A little perspective from the garden