Solar Fountain for Your Garden

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I love fountains in the garden. Maybe it has something to do with my growing up years in Germany and visiting the many beautiful castle gardens.

 

Unfortunately, my little garden space does not allow for such a grand display. I also don’t have electrical outlets located in convenient locations to plug in a fountain pump. After a little research, I found this #1 best selling floating solar fountain.

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Preparing the Garden for Winter

preparing the garden for winter

Today may very well have been the last warm day of the year. The temperatures are supposed to drop into the 30s later this week and I do not want to be raking leaves and planting bulbs when it gets that cold.

So, we’ve spent these last nice days winterizing the garden. Our clean-up mostly consisted of raking leaves, mowing, cutting back perennials, pulling annuals and cleaning up flower beds.

The garden looks so […]

Summer Garden ~ Update #1

summer flowers

This week may be the last hurrah of summer for us here in central Ohio. I was gone most of August and thanks to our wonderful neighbors our hanging baskets and pots still look beautiful.

The zinnias in the front have turned the walkway into a little jungle.

The bees are busy from sun up to sun down.

Beautiful, fragrant fall clematis framing the entrance to our “secret garden”.

I was happy […]

Garden Gnome Collage Art

Garden Gnome Art

You are going to love this project! I was browsing the Internet for kid’s art projects and found this cute Garden Gnome Art project.

Supplies needed:

acrylic paint sponge brush scrap-booking paper glue scissors black marker

Clara took the following pictures for her 4-H photography project. She was supposed to show a “how to” story through pictures.

1. Paint a green garden background.

2. Cut out the gnome body and clothes. You could […]

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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Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #4

back yard entry

All the rain, sunshine, and not too hot weather have done wonders for the garden. Everything is still lush and green without me having to water much. Love it!

It’s time for the last spring garden update of 2013! {Hard to believe summer is just around the corner!}

Here’s a view of the front yard. You’ll notice that the front door is still *blah*. Thanks for all your input and ideas on what I should […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #3

Hanging Baskets

I’m so thankful for these past few days. A little calm before the storm. {We have a VERY busy rehearsal and performance schedule starting tomorrow through Sunday.}

Before the weekend, I made a list of tasks that needed to be done around the home, including yard work, cleaning out the garage, wiping down walls, sorting the kids toys, etc. I am happy to report that we checked off most of the items!

Here’s a look […]

Spring Garden 2013 ~ Update #2

Lilacs

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

Bloodroot

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!

Helleborus

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 […]