What's Inspiring Me - The Wood Grain Cottage
Every now and then, I like to share pictures that inspire me. And with summer approaching, I’ve been soaking in as much exterior inspiration as possible. We have a pretty blank slate. Sure, we have grass and a few trees and bushes, but we have a lot of work to do and I can’t help... Read more
Getting Creative in the Garden
I'm always looking for creative new ideas to enhance my landscape and the landscapes of the homes we create designs for. It's also fun to share these finds with our readers. Whether you choose to implement my most recent discoveries or use them as inspiration to create something that compliments your personality, I hope you'll find our ideas a little different. PEBBLE MOSAICS. I found the idea pictured below at Fine Gardening. If you're like me and love the look of stone, tend to pick up…
10 Best Hardy Perennial Flowers - On Sutton Place
The best hardy perennial flowers for your garden landscaping. These plants are easy to grow, low-maintenance and beautiful!
Pinterest Inspiration: June 2014
The heat is on full blast and the inspiration is coming in on override for outdoor spaces and gardening. There is nothing that soothes the soul more than being outside working in the dirt and chasing down gophers. Well, that last part may not be soothing but it has definitely been entertaining. Just a quick note for those of you that have been emailing me about not receiving my posts via Feedburner. I am actively working on the problem and trying to get setup using mailchimp to take over the…
The Saturday edition of our local paper had a couple of articles that I thought would be of interest to you. Did you know that this is National Pollinator Week? Concern over the decreasing honeybee population has led scientists to create more awareness in the public about the important role bees play in maintaining the world's diversity of flowering plants. In the U.S. the number of honey bee colonies has declined by half since 1947. According to the head of the University of Illinois'…
Snowball Fight Anyone?
My youngest son can't wait to have a snowball fight with my spring snowballs. I have to say these bushes are one of my favorites. I...
Growing Peonies - Peony Bush Care
All you've ever wanted to know about growing peonies! Where to plant your peony bush, when to expect blooms, ants, and more peony topics!
Glow in the dark paint is a cheap and fun way to bring on certain areas of your garden. Have a walkway with side stones? Try painting the stones with a green or purple paint to illuminate the pathway. Even old stumps can be painted to create a beautiful effect. For the creative, experiment with a mix of colors throughout your garden to create a multitude of designs.treewrap3
150 Remarkable Projects and Ideas to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Your home’s curb appeal is important. More often than not, this is the first impression people have of your home. We all know how important that first impression is and improving your curb appeal will
How to Create a Landscape from Scratch
I have really enjoyed sharing my landscaping makeovers and hearing all of the awesome feedback. It was a lot of hard work that is really paying off. I love my outdoor space. I have been asked several questions about my makeovers with the most frequent one being, 'How did I know what plants to buy?' First I am going to share with you how I came up with my landscape plan and the work that went into creating my planting beds. After all, you can't plant anything until the beds are ready, right?…