How To Grow Bell Peppers & 10 Delicious Bell Pepper Recipes

how to grow bell peppers & 10 bell pepper recipes

Bell peppers are usually so expensive in the grocery store that it’s one of those plants that you should try to grow yourself if you can.  I’ve grown them in containers and in raised beds and both methods have worked for me.  Tips for Growing Bell Peppers Bell peppers are a long season plant, so they require patience from gardeners before anything is ready to harvest in late summer, especially if you want red, yellow or orange peppers since green bell peppers are actually immature fruit. Thankfully though, if you love peppers and want to be able to harvest a… [Read More]

10 Amazing Flower Tower/Tipsy Pot Planter Ideas!

tiered flower pots from The Kim Six Fix (flower tower roundup)

I think flower towers or tipsy pots are such a stunning way to add vertical interest to your garden, porch, or front entry. But not only that, they also are a great way to add a bit of whimsy! Here are 10 awesome ideas for making flower towers or tipsy pot planters. 10 Flower Tower or Tipsy Pot Planter Ideas I love this flower tower from The Kim Six Fix because she made the whole thing for under $10 and so cute! This insanely amazing galvanized tipsy pot is from  Annie Steen at Flea Market Gardening House by Hoff used terracotta… [Read More]

My Tips For Growing Bigger Better Tomatoes

Tips for growing bigger healthier tomatoes

A perfectly ripe home grown tomato warmed by the sun is NOTHING like the ones you get in the grocery store (as most of you know that grow tomatoes)!  I planted some tomatoes recently and wanted to share with you a few tips that I hope will improve your chances for growing bigger & healthier tomatoes. I think most gardeners have their own tricks and tips for growing certain things and you’re welcome to share yours in the comments.  Being a gardener means always learning something new! Tips for growing bigger & better tomatoes 1. I remove the peat pot unless… [Read More]

Saturday In The Garden & Some Projects We’re Working On

Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Hi everyone!  I have lots of  lovely blooms in my garden right now and we’re working on a few different projects. So I have a few photos to share with you this weekend.  I’ll start with a a couple of things that are in bloom. A lot of my hydrangeas are in bloom! These are Endless Summer. All the roses are in bloom These crazy orange asiatic lilies are huge! Some projects were working on: We put in this gingerbread screen door last weekend. Isn’t it pretty! I’m painting it this weekend and the door behind it if the weather… [Read More]

DIY Saturday: How To Make A Garden In A Bag Of Soil

How to set up a new garden bed using bags of dirt

This is an amazing and simple way to set up a new garden bed or even to have a little garden if you don’t have much space.  Gardening in a bag of soil is not a new idea (I’ve seen people plant vegetables in a bag of dirt) but I’ve never seen it used in such large scale.  Gardening in a bag of topsoil makes setting up a new garden bed so quick and easy! I would definitely give this a try if I was setting up a new annual bed (at the very least the grass under the bags… [Read More]

Painted Bench Makeover For The Deck

Painted bench makeover - the after

About  17 years ago my husband and I were walking through Target and I saw a bench that was on clearance. This was my first ever clearance purchase at Target! I can still remember how excited I was that I found it because we had just purchased our first house and money was tight. But this was something I could afford, it had a little bit of storage and it was perfect for my entry way. The stars aligned that day! Fast forward 3 years-we sold that house and purchased this house and I didn’t have anywhere to put my… [Read More]

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