Want to attract new butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden? It’s easy with the right plants and a little patience!
Hello nature lovers! Today I am taking little break from a week of building a pollinator garden to share a bit about how the fruits of my labor are already starting to pay off! Over the past week the butterflies have been visiting all the new plants in droves, as well as hanging out around their favorite large butterfly bush at the entrance to our backyard cottage garden. Read more
Long-blooming perennials and annuals provide color and texture in an August garden that will last through early fall!
Hello garden lovers! Can you believe it is almost mid-August? It’s time for back-to-school, so I have been working hard on all of my late summer chores. This past week I replaced some dead annuals with those that will last through September, and I even maganged to create some new garden spaces during my last week of summer break. School actually starts back for me today, but I had some time this weeked to take a few pictures to share for this fun “Late Summer Flower Power” blog hop hosted by my friend Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction!
Hello there friends, I am excited to share another DIY dollar store hack with you today! Yesterday I gave a plastic “ho-hum” hummingbird garden stake from Family Dollar a DIY faux copper makeover using paints I had on hand in my craft stash. Recently I started creating a small hummingbird garden, so when I saw a plastic hummingbird garden stake for only $1.00 I figured it was worth a try to give it a quick makeover. I had originally intended to make it look white-washed and chippy, but it turned into an experimental project where I just kept trying different colors that led to a faux copper patina ( you will find all the details toward the end of the post.) I love how it turned out! *This post contains affiliate links.
Your garden is often an underused space for entertaining. When the sun is out it can be a great destination for parties and all sorts of social gatherings, and a great place to relax and socialize in the evenings. Check out this list of easy ways to spruce up your garden and outdoor areas for summer entertaining. *This post contains affiliate links.Read more