I had a large scrap of decorator fabric that fit over my small oval table. I put it on the table upside down, centering it for maximum coverage and a few inches to hang on all sides. I made sure it was pressed enough to work with. (click on any photo to enlarge) A piece […]
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When it comes to trees and shrubs, most people choose one of two choices: bare root or potted. I have gone both ways many times, and so offer you some things to consider when deciding which might be the best option for you. Bare root specimens are often harder to come by, partly because they […]
Last year, I could not get some of my favorite flower seeds from the usual source. They had sold out. So, I did a search online for that particular seed, Thunbergia (which I have grown from seed for years), and came across Swallowtail Garden Seeds. They also had several varieties of gazania seeds, another flower […]
The sweater tunic I crocheted for my (then) 15 month old granddaughter last Christmas was based on this Lion’s brand free crochet pattern for a standard children’s pull-over sweater. I watched this tutorial by the Crochet Crowd to help me. I wanted to alter the pattern in two basic ways: I wanted it to be […]
I could wish that I had counted the number of hours I have spent looking out my kitchen window into the backyard. I have spent 20 years watching children grow up through that window. A fast forward of the transitions I have seen in the landscape would be interesting, with raised garden beds replacing large […]