Forget Flowers - Gimme Chocolate

Springtime in the UK and blasted hayfever is once again beginning its annual ruination of many lives. After a prolonged winter the explosion of flowers and tree blossom has released huge amounts of pollen into the atmosphere - pollen that I wish would stay in the flowers until the busy bees come and harmlessly move it from one to another ...more

Gardening Aprons

Just designed and sewed my new line of GARDENING APRONS with 3 large pleated pockets in the front, wide straps and H back over the shoulder for comfort, in gardening colors....(rainbow) with flowers and such!! what fun  Also used same design for Carpenters Apron...That's what the men need!!   God Bless all...Lynn God bless your day!! Lynn Kelly of Lynn's Designer Aprons www.lynnsdesigneraprons.etsy.com Now on You Tube!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya8KMH9L4SM...more

Etsy Floral Finds for Art

An inspiring journey into the world of Art on Etsy where I have found art that bursts forth from the spring of Mother Nature and a few diamonds I would certainly like to hang my walls! Click here for more....   ...more

Etsy Floral Finds for the Home

Fabulous floral finds for the home found while browsing Etsy. Click here for more details.  ...more

Spring Flower Topiary Tutorials

Topiaries seem to be all the rage at the moment, whether you want a centre piece for your dinner table, a lovely floral decoration to put on your desk, or reception decor for your wedding, the possibilities are endless.We've gathered a selection of Topiary Tutorials from some very talented ladies, so pop on over to theFlowerpot Design Blog and have a browse....more

Mega List of Fabric Flower Tutorials and a Flowerpot Design Giveaway

To celebrate the start of Spring and to feed my passion for flowers of the faux kind I have collated this mega list of 50+ fabric flower tutorials from around the web and entwined it with the first Flowerpot Design giveaway. Just respond to the post by telling which tutorial is you favourite and a winner will be chosen at random on Easter Sunday 4th April 2010. ...more

Painting the Garden

Rhonda Fleming Hayes   ...more

Spring is On the Way!

It’s been a cold snowy winter here in Kansas, but today it  was 54 degrees (#1 even went out and dug a new garden for me.. she’s cool like that).   I had a blog all planned out about Etsy stuff.. when I looked through a photo album titled “SPRING” and saw these photos I took last year....more

It's been a long time--I probaby did this back in '02 or '03.  I bought a few perennials ...more

For the Love of Compost- A Tale of Roses and Horse Manure

From botrytis blight to thrips roses get a bum rap and rightly so. They’re susceptible to all sorts of gnarly fungal diseases and house unwelcome guests. Currently, my sole Chris Evert rose bush suffers from rust. If I’m lucky I get a few blooms and efflorescence is always staggered. Hmpf. ...more