Let Them Eat...Pineapple

Spent some time this weekend helping with a Bridal Shower for my soon-to-be  daughter-in-law. It turned out wonderful! Her mother and sister did such a great job putting things together and making it beautiful (just like her!) but more on that  later! My job was to take care of some chicken salad croissants and fruit tray. I cut up oodles of fruit on Saturday so I would be ahead of the game for the Sunday shower....more

A Trick to Bringing Life Into Any Room

Pssst...want to know a way to add charm and character into any room? Just add some greenery! Recently, I added a medium-sized plant near my reading nook, and it immediately became an instant focal point. The moment I walk into my room, my eyes immediately goes to its vibrant leaves and uneven branches. It really just adds an incredible vibrancy to the space....more

Top 4 Ways to Purify Indoor Air

One of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being is to make sure the air you breathe is as clean and pure as it can be. This is especially important for families with young children: Contaminants can have a major impact on developing lungs, and kids with asthma are at increased risk for attacks when they’re exposed to air pollution. There are several ways to purify the air in your home, and solutions range from simple, eco-friendly tweaks to your living space to full air purification systems....more

How I Trained My Hoya

To put it plain and simple: I love my Hoyas.  The Hoya carnosa variegata growing up the umbrella on the patio next to my office was in need of more soil in its pot and was a bit bleached out because getting too much sun.  Shame on me, time to take action!...more

How to Protect Your Young Plants From an Unexpected Frost

Planting a Fall vegetable garden is always a gamble. You never know when the first frost is going to come, how many weeks of good weather we’ll have, or if a freak snow storm is going to wipe everything out.For those first early nights of frost, when there’s still weeks of good weather ahead, there are things you can do to ensure your Fall vegetable garden survives:...more

13 Blooming Plant Choices For Christmas, Other Than Poinsettias

13 Blooming Plant Choices For Christmas, Other Than Poinsettias...more

5 Houseplants You Can't Kill

1. Philodendron...more


BlogHer Writing Prompt: Do you enjoy gardening? Do you keep a garden? Tell us about it....more