Upcycle an Old Chair!! AND Plant in it!!

2017-03-29T20:11:03+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: Ideas We Love|

1. Start with a boring old chair, one that is sturdy but can be slightly broken. 2. Paint in a great vibriant color. For this chair I used Chalk paint and sanded to distress. Once it was the way I wanted I used a outdoor polyurathane for a protective cover. 3. Add Chicken wire to the [...]

Lesson in Hot Peppers

2017-03-29T20:11:27+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Plants We Love|

What makes hot peppers HOT? The substance that makes hot peppers HOT is an oil called Capsaicin. It is most concentrated in the veins of the pepper, although to a lesser degree in the seeds as well. In the early 1900’s, a man named Wilbur Scoville invented a system to rate the “Heat” of the [...]

Creating a Fairy Garden

2017-04-19T10:08:33+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Fairy Gardens, Ideas We Love|

Before throwing out old cookware consider turning it into a Fairy garden! Step #1 Select container, drill hole in bottom for good drainage Step #2 Fill with high quality potting soil Step #3 Select appropriate plants. I selected a mix of annual and perennials. This way some can come back next year and I can [...]

Determinate vs Indeterminate

2017-03-29T20:12:42+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: What We Offer|

Choosing Tomatoes can be tricky, one way to choose is by height. “Determinate” (or Bush) varieties of tomatoes reach a certain (predetermined) plant height, and then the plant stops growing. All the tomatoes from this plant ripen at approximately the same time (usually over a period of 1-2 weeks). They require a limited amount of [...]

Lilies

2017-03-29T20:12:59+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Plants We Love|

Asiatic lilies are exceptional perennials. They are easy to grow, hardy, and long lived. Generally early bloomers, they have a light fragrance, or none at all. Their flowers are mostly upfacing and have the greatest range of shades and color combinations and more variance in flower shape. These are the hardiest of all the lily [...]

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