Saturday, June 24, 2017

Blue Hydrangeas

At least my hydrangea bush gave me enough blooms to make a small bouquet.

Living in the Big Woods does not give much sunlight for growing hydrangeas.  This is one of my favorite flowers, so every little bloom is special.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mailbox Flowers

I am so excited to be blogging again.  Summer vacation has given me time to discover the issues I was having uploading pictures.  Issues have been fixed; so now I can blog at will.

I have lots of flower pictures to share, starting with these taken of my mailbox.  I am excited to have discovered just the right flower for the back of my mailbox.  It does require watering every single day, but the results just keep getting better and better.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fall Long Table Party

The Long Table Party is quickly becoming our favorite way to entertain in the Big Woods.  My Lynchburg Sister and I set up this party to entertain a favorite group of ladies from our church called the Hope Circle.

 We chose a nice spot in the field beside our barn to set up the tables.

 It was my Lynchburg Sister who was the creative brains behind this adventure.

 The colorful napkins are from the Pioneer Woman line and tied with jute.  

 The awesome lanterns came from the Spotted Cow store in our local town.

 The church ladies seemed to really enjoy sitting around the table and visiting.

 My favorite part of the night was the program presented by our leader about the importance of sitting around a table with your family at every meal.  It is something my family has always done, and I cherish that time.

 Every guest left with a lovely miniature succulent that was setting at their place at the table.

 And now, we all have great memories of a relaxing evening gathered around a table.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Long Table Party

Just one of the many pictures taken at our latest Long Table Party.  
More pictures to come soon.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wicker Rocker

Kudos to my Lynchburg Sister!!!
She found this awesome wicker rocker and table for my screened in porch.

Just needed a little scrubbing and some time in the sun.

...And a little inspiration from Country Cottage magazine.

Succulent Source

I am super excited that my package of succulents arrived today.  They came all the way from California from a nursery called The Succulent Source.

I began to worry after I placed the order that the heat might be too much for them.  I could just imagine a box full of shriveled up plants.

But as you can see, they arrived in perfect condition.  I could not have been more pleased with my order.

The people who own The Succulent Source choose the plants that make up your order.  So it was great fun opening the box and being surprised by each one.

I used a paint brush to remove any dust and dirt from the leaves.

And then it was time to plant.

Project #1

Project #2

Project #3

I am loving these succulents. 
I learned about The Succulent Source from watching videos called Garden Answers.  
Check it out!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Succulent Garden

I just created this succulent garden in one of the hypertufa pots my sisters and I made two summers ago.  I decided to take some of my individual plants and put them together to make this garden.

I really like the way this turned out.  I think I will enjoy the succulents a lot more this way.  I have several succulents ordered from a place in California.  I can't wait until they arrive, and I can make more mini gardens.


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