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Home & Garden Special Projects

My Favorite Nursery Mail-Order Companies

While I’m a big supporter of local nurseries/small businesses, sometimes I’m seeking particular plants that my nursery doesn’t normally stock or sold out of which forces me to seek out mail order companies.  Late into the growing season, I was inspired to build up my largely ignored shade garden.  For years I believed that only …

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Terrain Garden Center & Terrariums

I recently visited Westport, Connecticut’s Terrain.  Ever since I heard about Terrain at Styler’s in Pennsylvania a few years back, I’ve been very curious.  Anyway, as a big fan of Anthropologie and an avid gardener, I’m IN LOVE because everything about it is absolutely charming!  The downside is that like its parent company, many items …

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Hummingbird Garden with Perennials & Annuals

I started gardening in 2004, creating a perennial raised-bed garden (always remember that raised beds need extra watering!).  When my husband and I returned from our Cape May trip early June, after discovering the presence of hummingbirds, I decided to read more on the topic (a resource post will follow this one).  Transforming my old …

Home & Garden Organization Special Projects

Planning for Spring…

My Success Choice Planner has inspired me to make earlier plans for my Spring garden (perennial and planter).  It’s the perfect activity to enliven the typical idyllness of midwinter and to look forward to yet another exciting growing season!  My favorites are wildflower seed packets, but unfortunately, I have not had much luck with them.  …

Architecture Tudors

Gorgeous Residential Architecture

These are pictures of two Tudors with turrets. They are magnificent! My second favorite are Colonials. I love homes that have interesting interiors e.g. built-in cabinets, a spiral stair casing, cathedral ceilings. Something that says “charm, charm, charm.” Pretty landscaping is also a big plus. I love japanese cherry trees, japanese maples (weeping or not), …