Who has seen this flower before? Anyone? Well, I must say, if you haven’t don’t feel bad. The name is Heliconia or False Lobster Claw. Of course, it is a tropical plant and if you look carefully, the leaves mimic those of its cousin Bird of Paradise or even the old mighty banana tree leaves.
This is one of those exotic specimens that you do not get to see often. This is also an amazing example of how Mother Nature create these amazing miracles that as we all know, no man alive can create. Let’s just enjoy this beautiful and strange flower.
Life is full of stress, problems, killings, hate crimes and the such. On top of that, every day we come home from work after long hours, expecting to detox from the pressures and responsibilities of the jobs, sometimes, to no avail.
So, this is the plan: Please go and change clothes, real comfy, then, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine, find a cozy place to sit, grab your iPhone and then, look at images in this post, captured during my walks or my travels. I am sure that you will be totally relaxed in no time, smile.
The key factor once we get our own SHE-SHED is; how can we as women, use our decorating skills to transform these structures into our own feminine sanctuaries, where only us can go to relax and enjoy some quality time. Well, don’t get me wrong, men will be invited every now and then, smile.
If I get one I know that my style will be packed with nautical themes. I would like it airy, will use light paint colors, tons of garden flowers, skylights, very girly… well, you get it, smile.
It was about time for women to come up with this great SHE SHED idea. After all, men have been enjoying their MAN CAVES for quite a long time.
I notice this movement a year ago and since then, I have been capturing in photos local sheds that I think have the greatest potential to become SHE SHEDS in my neighborhood. and also a few that I researched on-line
A number of these photos show different styles, which is totally cool to meet all women tastes. Some look bohemian, others modern, old fashion, country and some even look off-the-grid and remote type, smile.
Girls, get your soon!
These baskets are so adorable. By now, most houses have their baskets hanging in their porches or out in the garden.
Although most of the flowers used in these baskets are annuals, you can also find an assortment of perennials to build your master pieces.
I still have Creeping Jenny in some of my last year baskets, they survived the winter perfectly. The best part is that you can still find an abundance of flowers, either annual or perennials, that we can use to create these beauties.
Guys, there’s nothing more relaxing than to sit in a cozy area or setting with a cup of tea of coffee oh well, or a glass of wine, to enjoy your accomplishments of the day.
However, what really matters is who is coming to visit and what will they be seeing first upon arrival to our homes. Therefore, go out check what you have and if needed, run to the garden center to put something together that you will enjoy.
Either way, if you purchase the beautiful summer hanging baskets or if you decide to make your own combination of flowers at home, is a win-win situation.
Well, come to think of it, already designed and full baskets at the garden center are not cheap, however, if you make them yourself you can save few dollars in the process.
For a regular hanging basket size, you only need 3 small potted plants. They will take off real fast if you use good potting soil and feed them well and water them at least every other day until they are established.
So, there you have it. I spent about $11.00 per basket this month and they are already showing off their beauty.
I tell you this, I love all these accents and they each have a meaning to the owners of these houses.
However, whoever came up with the idea of designing a pink-pig that comes up with wings to fly when there’s breeze, definitely won me over.
It is so darn cute. I personally stood in front of it for few minutes, when the wind was blowing strongly and trust me, Ms. Piggy was about to take off, smile….
Who said that herbs are only to be used to season food? No one, at least that is my opinion.
Since I have an abundance of herbs in my garden, I decided to combine this arrangement with:
Garden Sage, and
Cilantro in flower (can you believe that my cilantro plant full-grown was 3 feet?
Not only my kitchen smells great, but once the flowers fade away, I will change the water every other day and my green herbs may feel so comfy and start to develop roots, then will have new plants for my garden, Boom!
Seriously, you don’t need much to put together a lovely flower arrangement. Just take a stroll down your garden and you will be surprise at what you will find.
Another example of what neighbors love to enjoy continuously, their garden accents. They took time to carefully select what appealed to them; either a pig, a frog a cow or anything that caught their attention at the time.
Then they brought the accents home and now it was time to think carefully where they were going to be placed.
I think they got this! Don’t you think? Smile.
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.