I really enjoy the landscapes that my neighbors established and take care of throughout the years. Some of them are simple, yet elegant. Others are large and mixed with so many beautiful plant materials. Many of these landscapes are to some extent self-maintained, while others require frequent watering, fertilizers and deadheading.
Overall, landscapes are so much part of nature, just that they are simply created by caring humans. BRAVO and keep on the good work!
I walk every day and always take a different route to avoid becoming bore to death. In the process, I come across different bodies of water that though small, keeps me motivated and grateful to be able to enjoy nature.
Sometimes I see snakes swimming from point a to point b, then I run as heel fast away from that area, smile. Other times, I get to see plenty of nature; foxes, deer, and birds. Yep, just go out and enjoy any local natural body of water where you live.
Well, it’s a tough economy and for a lot of people, every little bit helps to stay afloat. Each year I give it a shot to start plants from pieces of vegetables and fruits. This year, so far the Romaine lettuce is showing that I may have some organic Romaine at home real soon, smile. We’ll see, smile.
First, purchase your Romaine lettuce, take it home. Cut few inches from the bottom, rinse the lettuce, spin dry and place in a Zip log bag with some paper towels to absorb any moisture that will spoil it sooner that you want.
Now, take the bottoms that you cut off from the leaves and place them in a container with water to cover just the stem base.
Wait for about a week or so and you will see the baby lettuce leaves starting to emerge. Wait until they are about an inch or two tall and developed some roots. Then remove them from the water to transplant in rich soil. (This method is more effective, so wait for the roots)
At this point you can place them in a window to get some morning sun or wait until they are stronger and place the container outside.
Now is a matter of waiting until they grow enough to cut the leaves and make your ORGANIC Romaine lettuce salad. Boom!
Regardless of what you decide to do, either to purchase a planter already done or to fill your planters with beautiful flowers, it is always a win-win situation because you will be displaying flowers and plants for everyone to enjoy!
Keep on doing it, you will never disappoint.
It actually happens every year. We have the empty planters from the year before, most or all the plant material was killed by the brutal winter, then what a dilemma pop’s. Do I go to the garden center to purchase (an expensive one)? Or should I get my creative juices to design a pot with various color plants combinations and sizes?
Well, as you know, the best part is to create what you really want. If you do, just go to any garden center or Home Depot or Walmart or you name it, Costco or whatever, and purchase what you like and put your planters together. Boom!
The is one basket for everyone’s taste. You can see the colors, varieties of plant material and abundance. Yippee!!!!!
I removed the Winter Decorations in my garden window months ago. I was sick of winter. Spring came by and I was too busy to come up with something. Therefore, suddenly I realize that I needed to come up with some fresh décor for my window, since it is what I look when I am doing the dishes, smile! Then, I’ll think about making arrangements with my summer flowers.
As thrifty as I am, (and I learned it from the master, Margie Freeman), I decided to look at my china cabinet and found the color I wanted, white. Then, I looked into my craft room and found this Owl flower vase, added some garden herbs and Boom. What a simple decoration, a tea time decor for my window, in no time and cost me no money.
For now, I added my cooking herbs to the vase; however, the summer flowers are about to bloom and they will find a home inside my cute Owl!
The neighbors did it again. During my daily walks I continue to be entertained by the fantastic gardening taste of my neighbors. Keep it going, I will never get tired of it!
It’s no brainer, every year the task of purchasing mulch and spread it thorough your gardens is inevitable. I am lucky enough that I have never done it myself and that my hubby takes upon that challenge every year and do it beautifully. (Thank you Jesus!)
Last weekend, he purchased 20 bags, it’s usually more than that, but I am designating an area for planters and vegetables and I do not want mulch there.
Well, it took him almost the whole Saturday to go to the store, load the bags in the truck, bring them home, mow the lawn first and then start working on the mulch task. (Wow, I am exhausted already.)
Yep, he is a keeper? Smile.
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