Saturday, June 9, 2012


I saw this on pinterest and it inspired me to create this.

It is still wet and I haven't fixed the sideways photo problem yet but you get the idea. The glue dries clear and I got the waterproof kind.

My neighbor was throwing away some old windows and I decided to recycle them into something pretty.

Here is what you will need to make your own.
1) Mod Podge or other craft glue
2) an old credit card or room key
3) construction paper
4) old calender or printed pictures
5) Exacto knife
6) hanging kit 

Put a thin layer of glue on the back side of the window pane. Place the photo so the image is facing down showing through. Use the exacto knife to cut it to fit. Smooth over with the card in order to get the air bubbles out. Do it slowly and be careful not to rip the paper. I used a calender so to keep from the dates shining through I placed piece of construction paper over and a thin layer of glue smoothed it down and waited 24 hours for it to dry. Then I took a picture frame hanging kit and had an indoor fuss free garden. You can add hooks or put chalkboard paint for a different look.

Friday, June 8, 2012

My dads house

My dad has a wonderful garden at his house. He also has a bit of a ham dog. I went over to take her for a walk and took the opportunity to take pictures. Isn't she the cutest? She is a brindle boxer.

She is protecting the house from atop her mountain.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Memorial day

I know very late but I found pictures I took on Boston Common of the flags. I took the kids at work to go see the flags and discuss the true meaning behind them.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Current layout

This is going to be a lazy look pretty pictures blog! I am going to show my current lay out. Let me know what you think! Of course I am moving things around all the time. That is the beauty of hanging baskets, in my case buckets and pots.
Sideways picture again! Sorry that is the wooden crate in the far right.
The upside down blue pot is so I can walk across and water and tend to the plants on the other side. The cat has decided it is a perch for her to stare at birds. Well played kitty.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I know they are a pest to many gardeners. Well unless they can fly mine is safe. So I am overjoyed when I see them. I took the kids at work for a walk today we saw all kinds of little bunny families. I think the kids liked me doing the "fuffy bunny peace out dance" more than seeing the bunnies. They may all be teenagers but no one hates watching someone make an ass out of themselves and I am more often then not willing to comply. We went back to the house and the kids were super excited to help me in the garden after our nature walk. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

It's raining it's pouring

It has been raining for a few days. I am happy for the free watering but want the sun so I can check out how things are doing. My new set up gets a lot better drainage so I am not as worried as I was before about drowning plants. I do how ever have to water more often. I planted a ton of seeds two weeks ago and yesterday almost all have sprouted. I planted a wildflower mixture into the soil where the dayliles are. Fast growing annual mix to liven things up a bit. Next to the now giant hosta that last year looked all but dead. I planted some love lies bleeding and that seems to be growing nicely next to the driveway. It can be weedy elsewhere but here is an annual. Not to mention contained by the house on one side and the driveway on the other.

 A sideways view of the giant Hosta. Sorry I didn't rotate it. You can see the leaves from the now spent tulips and crocus next to it.

My once pretty bucket full of done flowers. I have planted some flowers and by the time the leaves have saved enough energy the new flowers should be popping up. In the background you can see my pot with the teddy bear sunflowers. My neighbor said she hates sunflowers so I suggested she just not look at them then ha ha.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Garden Update

I got almost nothing done in May. I know that is when I should do the most. As this is the first year I am trying to establish this garden, no blooms yet. My winter-sown plants have more than doubled in size. Quite a few didn't ever sprout, that had more to do with old seeds and poor watering. A few scraggly looking scabiosa have bloomed the last few days. They are by far my new favorite this season.
I have divided this planter since the picture to give the plants some more room. They seem to be happy with that decision. My best plans of writing out a chart of what is where is long gone and the only plant I'm sure of id the butterfly weed. My garden seems to be following an orange and yellow theme this year. The funny thing is I didn't plan it that way. The yellow cosmo and orange corpeous. Butterfly's have been paying me a visit even without the blooms so that makes me happy. My rose bushes from last year have buds so next week I should have some real color.

Last year  I had two large blue plastic bins, a ton of pots and three wooden crates. I decided to do it a bit different this year. That meant starting over with new plants but for a nicer and more streamlined design I decided it was worth it. The box to the left with the snowy fern leaf marigold in it had fallen apart after a few years of use and is now a vintage looking shelf indoors. To maximize space I got an old horse trough rubbed it with neem oil and it now runs the length up front. The large box in the front is holding steady but I rejuvenated the soil by adding new with the old some fertilizer and  per-lite.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Listerine for Hair growth?

Not a garden post today. I am trying to grow my hair out as it is in a weird not a cute bob and not long phase. I have decided to try an at home remedy I saw several times online. The other suggestion was vagasil and I don't know how I feel about that. Also I already had the Listerine at home. The theory is healthy scalp faster and healthier hair. It turns out as an astringent, Listerine was once marketed at a dandruff wash. So I gave it a try. Here is my first week:

 I don't think it is making my hair longer. My hair does feel and look amazing however. I think once a week can't hurt. I just lean over the sink pour onto scalp rub it in. After 20 minutes I wash out condition and air dry. My scalp is shiny and happy. My hair looks more voluminous and shiny. I don't want to over do it as the Listerine contains alcohol and it can be very drying to your hair. For those who are wondering the smell of it goes away when your hair dries.   

Friday, June 1, 2012

I have been MIA and I'm sorry

last month was crazy for me. My grandmother passed away. I have been throwing myself into my three, yes three jobs. Trying to date and get caught up on bills. This month I am getting there and trying to give myself time to do the things I love and to relax a bit more.
Please accept this hamster holding flowers as a peace offering! I am also way behind in my reading list as well and have had several books sitting by my bed for weeks and have only gotten a few pages in.