Summer Garden 2013

summer garden

Happy Summer!

It’s time to move on from my spring garden updates and share the first summer pics of my garden. With all the daylilies in bloom you can see why it’s my absolute favorite time of the year {besides Christmas, of course }.

Great place for coffee and quiet time in the mornings.

Some blooms…

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Field of Flowers ~ Tutorial

Flower Field Art

We’re continuing our week of art and working on masterpieces for the kids to enter into the fair. I stumbled across this fun, colorful Field of Flowers art project over at Angela Anderson’s blog.

Materials needed:

acrylic paint sponge brush toothbrush Q-tips canvas

1. Paint background of sky and fields with watered down acrylic paint.

2. Add small flowers using toothbrush to “spray” on paint.

3. Add colorful circles using Q-tips; […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #2


The flowers are loving the spring rain and warm sunshine. It’s amazing how much everything has grown since the last update. Come take a walk with me.

Here is the view walking into the back yard.

The kids enjoy our little reading bench nook. I’m loving the river birch. The trunk is starting to peel, which is really the reason I planted it.

Here’s what’s blooming. All the flowers {except […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #1


The weather has been so beautiful and the plants have been loving it. Here’s how things look just ten days since my first day working out in the garden.

The daylilies, forget-me-nots, hostas and peonies are pushing through.


New Flowers in Bloom


Flowering Trees


How does your garden grow? Please share in the comments below.


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My First Day in the Garden ~ Spring is here!


I was extremely excited that the first sunny and warm day of spring fell on a Friday and that I had nothing scheduled for the day. I’ve been waiting for this day all winter!

The kids did their instrument practicing and then we were out in the garden enjoying the beautiful sunshine. The kids were off playing in their make-believe world {which is quite entertaining} and I started cleaning up the back yard. After a […]

Thanksgiving Flower Cornucopia Centerpiece

Thanksgiving cornucopia centerpiece

Here’s our Thanksgiving flower centerpiece for this year. I love how it turned out.

I took the cornucopia {which I saved from a couple of years ago} to Connells Maple Lee and asked them to fill it for me. If you’re thinking of picking up some flowers for your table don’t forget to print out a coupon.

Stamped Glitter Notecards

Glitter Cards

Are you a glitter girl? Then this stamped glitter note card project is for you!

Here’s what you’ll need:

blank notecards and envelopes flower stamps glue pad glitter twine baby wipes paper towels

Here’s what you do.

1. Take a flower stamp, press it on the glue pad and then on your blank note card. Make sure you position it where you want it before you press down.

2. Sprinkle glitter on […]

Hanging Origami Paper Flowers

Flower Origami Tutorial

Pin it here.


Today, I’m going to show you how to make these beautiful hanging Origami Flowers using origami circle paper.



8 pieces of 10 cm. round paper glue stick 36″ piece of crochet yarn beads – 3 small colored beads, 1 large clear bead and 1 teardrop bead


1. Fold 10 round papers the following way.

Fold in half.

Fold again.

Open up again.


June Daylilies


This year is an exceptional year for my daylilies. The plants are loaded with flowers. Every single variety was transplanted from my Grammy’s garden. I am so thankful she was an avid gardener and generous giver.

Don’t you just love the magnificent colors, shapes and sizes?











May Flowers

Japanese Iris

I just love this time of year. We have a lot of purple and yellow flowers blooming right now. The weather has been perfect for checking things off of my May Gardening To-Do List.

Here are some pictures.

Japanese Iris

Early Blooming Lilly



Yellow Knockout Roses – I love how the flowers start out a bright yellow, turn peach and then fade to a pale yellow.

Purple […]