9 Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer

I was planning to decorate my porch for summer this year and one of the ways I get inspiration is to look at how other bloggers have decorated their porches.  I found so many great ideas and I thought I would share them.  Hopefully you will find some inspiration for decorating your porch this summer. My Favorite Porches: Hands down this porch from Hymns & Verses is my favorite.  I like to look at inspiration pictures and figure out what it is I like about it.  With this picture, I like the white furniture and white curtains. Then the pop Click Here To Read Full Post →

Container Gardening: Best Flowers To Use

A while ago I shared a post about cute container gardening ideas, so I thought it might be fun to look at some of the best plants to use in those containers. (If you click on a link in this post and purchase a product I may receive a commission, but your purchase price remains the same.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.) Pansies: Cottage At The Crossroads has used one of my favorite flowers in the galvanized tub below.  I love the way the color of the pansies look against the grey galvanized tub.  It’s such a soft Click Here To Read Full Post →

7 Ideas To Create A Relaxing Cottage Garden

When I think of a cottage garden, I envision winding paths with cute benches where you can sit for awhile and enjoy the summer sun and the sounds and scents of the garden.  I think of a garden with wonderful vintage flowers and something of interest around every turn.  A place to just relax and enjoy being in nature. Below are seven elements of traditional cottage style that you can add to your garden to create the romance of “days gone by” and at the same time create a special place to unwind, relax, or just read a book. (If Click Here To Read Full Post →

Container Gardening Ideas

Container gardening is one of my favorite ways to garden so I’ve put together a collection of container gardening ideas to use as inspiration.  Plus, it’s so much fun to see what others have done in their gardens. I like container gardening because it allows me to move flowers that are blooming around the yard and to add color to my porch and deck.  Not only that, but it’s so much easier to pot plants in containers using my potting bench instead of having to bend over to plant them in the ground.  And at my age, that’s an important Click Here To Read Full Post →

DIY Spring Teacup Planter

Even though it’s starting to warm up a little, it’s still a bit too cold for me to go out and do much planting. We did go out yesterday and rake up leaves, but it’s still too cold to do much.  So I decided to purchase some indoor succulents and make a little teacup planter garden for my antique hoosier. I love the way it turned out and it’s surprising how such a small change has brightened up the kitchen. I used teacups and a small cream pitcher I already had to “plant’ them in.  I couldn’t bring myself to actually Click Here To Read Full Post →

My Backyard Landscaping

I love my backyard!  In fact, It is one of the reasons we purchased our house.  The inside of the house was alright, but the backyard was exactly what I had been dreaming of. Most of the fern across the back was already there when we moved in, but I added the plants above that get the prettiest blue flowers each spring. The property behind us has a forested area behind our chain link fence and has lots of trees and bushes so we can hardly see the house.  It’s so relaxing sitting in the gazebo or on one of Click Here To Read Full Post →