Garden Friends

While preparing the garden you will find all sorts of sweet little creatures outdoors.  Enjoy nature and have fun with them.  We were emptying out some of our containers that were filled with water along the side of our fence.  This particular one had flowers that produced and died off and it was time to…

Beautiful Blooming Tropical Hibiscus

This morning was a delightful treat.  Our tropical hibiscus that had been filled with green pods has just started blooming. If you are looking for a beautiful shrub to add gorgeous flowers to your yard then you may just want to plant these. They are very easy to care for and seem to do just…

Hidden Gems: Gorgeous Ocean Views

Del Mar Beach, California is a beautiful little town located in North County about 20 miles north of San Diego.  Del Mar has two beautiful beaches bordering north of the Torrey Pines State Reserve and next to the famous Del Mar Racetrack. This beach town is a very upscale popular city in North County.  It…

Delicious Pea Shoots : How to Harvest

Another one of our favorite magazines is Vegetarian Times.  They have some wonderful articles with great healthy tips.  In our raised bed we are growing peas and found this article wonderful.  After reading it we went out and picked some delicious salad greens harvesting the pea shoots. They are sweet and just lovely.  We were…

BEAUTIFUL Birdy Nest

So we have been talking about beautiful Butterfly bushes recently and how they usher in so many little creatures. Just recently we were trimming some of the bushes and trees in the yard and had considered trimming back the butterfly bush.  As we always do, we check to make sure there are no inhabitants, wildlife…

Butterfly Bushes

The Butterfly Bush  These bushy trees are absolutely stunning.  Not only are they tall, beautiful and scented, they also attract beautiful butterflies.  These bushes add a wonderful tall and colorful character to any yard or garden and the flowers are just gorgeous. If you are looking for a beautiful bush that you can add to…

Growing Wild Flowers

If you are looking for a beautiful touch to your outdoor area you may want to consider planting wild flowers.  They are hearty to all weather, grow like weeds and don’t need much care. The picture above is after only one watering and 24 hours. They are super fun for the whole family to watch…

Hummingbirds & Feeders

If you are like us and enjoy watching nature surround you  then you may want to put up a hummingbird feeder.  There are many shapes, sizes and kinds out there that range from $5 for the plastic type to $50+ for the handblown glass art piece types.  Hummingbird feeders add a nice touch to a…

Creating your own Floral Arrangements with Flowers from the yard

Having some flowers in your yard can be such a treat.  Our roses and other flowers are in bloom now, which means beautiful floral arrangements throughout the house.  This season all of our flowers are gushing with blooms, which provides a perfect situation for making your own arrangements.  Cutting the blooms perpetuate the growth process …