Flaunting Your Life

Flaunting your life means being proud of who you are. Happy in yourself. Content with who you are and what you like. We are all just books still being written. What happens in the next chapter is up to you. Make it a good one!

Create a Themed Garden: Funny Names

Create a themed garden bed using flowers with silly names. Funny names. Crazy names. So many beautiful flowers have been dubbed with unusual names and can make a spectacular garden display!

A Visitor to the Garden

An owl visited the garden yesterday. Beautiful, strong, large, and calm. Her coloring blends in perfectly with the alder trees in my Pacific Northwest home.

Toasting and Roasting in the PNW

The Portland, Oregon area and all of the Pacific Northwest is suffering under an intense heat wave right now. My garden is not happy. Climate change is real, folks.

The Garden in Mid June

The June garden can be a stressful time for flowers and people alike – one week is cold and damp, the next is blazing hot.

A Heat Wave in the Garden

This week we’ve seemingly skipped from spring to summer practically overnight. The garden is having a hard time keeping up. Siberian irises looked glorious yesterday, today they are looking overheated and calling it a day. The dry weather is excellent for the peonies, though. Their show can be shortened dramatically if it rains. There is…

Creating a Themed Garden: The Zoo Garden

Create a zoo themed garden with children in mind. Working in the garden is a great learning tool for children. An animal theme will keep them happy to help in the garden.

Preparing for Summer Road Trips

Traveling with kids during a road trip can always be challenging, but might be a bit easier if you are prepared with a game and a bag full of new things to explore…

Quote: Roots of Kindness

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees – quote by Amelia Earhart