Author Archives: Kary Beck

About Kary Beck

Mother and wife, gardener, wine enthusiast, avid online bargain hunter, and owner of two black-and-tan cocker spaniels.

Pruning your lilacs


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 … Continue reading

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Binge watching doesn’t have to be ugly


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.

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Self watering planters: Worth the hype?


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 … Continue reading

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Planning a white cutting garden


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

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