DIY Lamp Birdbath

Dude! You totally need a lamp birdbath. By the time I am through with y'all, there's going to be lamp birdbaths lighting up your hood! Bahahaha! Lighting. That's awesome. So here's what you need: Lamp. Drill. Bowl. Epoxy glue. And spray paint if you wish. First things first: Cut the cord. ...more
birdingbabe Could you just put less water in the bowl?more


The clouds can get to me.  Their shifting shadows feel ominous, giving me a sense of impending doom.  It feels as if someone is walking on my grave. I'm waiting for the shoe to drop.  It never has....more


Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Have you ever deleted a comment? What would make you delete a comment?...more


Today is one of those perfect, perfect Saturdays.  I hear the Sandpipers song, Come Saturday Morning in my head."Come Saturday morningI'm going away with my friendWe'll Saturday-spend to the end of the dayJust I and my friendWe'll travel for miles in our Saturday smilesAnd then we'll move onBut we'll remember long after Saturday's gone"The song brings a picture of a happy sunny spring morning. And I am feeling mellow and happy. There is a spring to my step as Sheba and I started out on our walk....more


The rains has stopped.  The days are a bit cooler but the sun is competing with the clouds.  Perfect weather for more planting.  I am excited and impassioned.  I have the green bug in me. ...more


I think summer has finally come.  We are rejoicing in the sunshine and the warm.  It's a bit of a shock to the system to adjust from a single digit temperature to a sizzling 30 degrees overnight.  Some of us take refuge in the shade....more

Spring Colour Nourishes

Time to share beauty with friends. My pictures, taken with a borrowed cell phone, are nothing like images captured by a photographer like Paul Militaru, . He is from Bucharest no less but he always likes my pictures anyway. Visit his site to see artistic shots of flowers, among other things.Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ Robin Williams...more

3 Cheap Ways to Find Large Containers for Your Plants

All gardeners will tell you how important large pots can be! But they're often very expensive, or difficult to find. For these reasons, it's always useful to have some large containers ready when you need them. It's best to get these containers cheaply—or even for free. It's possible, if only if you know where to look. Image: Gerald Brazell via Flickr Creative Commons license ...more
Large 10ltr masonary paint buckets I wash them out melt a hole at the bottom and I use them for ...more

Square Foot Gardening for Beginners

Whoot whoot! I finally have my veggie garden getting up and growing! I might have mentioned already that my husband didn't share my enthusiasm for another try on my wildest projects: growing most of our own produce. He remembers all too well the gazillion times that I took on a veggie garden and then neglected it, even if there was good stuff to harvest. The good thing is that I do almost everything in pots, so it's fairly easy to clean up. And this year I can add to the list... ...more
HUGE fan. Such an efficient way to grow vegetables--I have a community garden plot here in LA, ...more