Pruning your lilacs


Miss Kim, a Korean lilac, by my front door hasn't bloomed yet. Dwarf lilacs like this never need pruning.

Miss Kim, a Korean lilac, by my front door hasn’t bloomed yet. Dwarf lilacs like this never need pruning.

When and how to prune lilacs is relatively easy.

If the shrub is looking good and you are happy with its size, then pruning is as easy as cutting a few nice bouquets. Yup, bringing those beautiful blossoms indoors or gifting to coworkers is good for the lilac. Continue reading

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Binge watching doesn’t have to be ugly


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Dave had hip replacement surgery just 5 months prior but I was vetoed on the “let our kids do remove the former dish” suggestion.

Living out in the country means we are reliant on satellite or internet streaming to watch TV or movies. After 10 years with the same satellite provider we decided to give the competitor a try. Continue reading

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Self watering planters: Worth the hype?


Assembly is a two-person job and reading the directions a must, as backing out of an error is really difficult.

Assembly is a two-person job and reading the directions a must, as backing out of an error is really difficult.

This summer I’m testing self-watering planters. In cards and gardening you should always play to your strong suit. My strong suit does not include watering. If the plants are in the ground, then Mother Nature assists with making sure my gardens look great. In a pot and I’ll forget, neglect and return to find a sad, dry, frizzled remnant of a plant. Continue reading

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Planning a white cutting garden


white-flowersMy son is getting married! And, my wonderful daughter-in-law-to-be has invited me to contribute flowers to the celebration. Woo hoo! Continue reading

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