In my Garden Journal April 15, things are starting to green up but the weather has been a mixed bag. Spring cannot make up her mind but that is not unusual for us in the mountains. So we take it in stride. Most of the goings on is in the greenhouse. My garden journal April 15, 2018 is definitely showing things starting to happen. Volunteers seedlings are popping up despite the wet and cold Spring weather. There has been a few warm sunny days in between the storms to keep things going. I ... Read More about Garden Journal April 15 2018
Is Your Flower Garden Dangerous? Many common garden flowers are toxic. I grow most of them and have had no issues but information is power. It seems that most folks are unaware of the dangers that exist in the common flower garden. I did a post on growing Foxgloves and while it seems to be well known as being toxic if eaten many people are unaware that many of their other favorite garden flowers are equally as toxic. A couple years back the news media did a sensationalized report on ... Read More about Is Your Flower Garden Dangerous?
I took a little visit to Fredericksburg, Texas for a painting workshop with Nancy Medina and I fell in love with the area. Join me for a little snippet. Recently I took a little visit to Fredericksburg Texas. Fredericksburg is Texas wine country, or so I am told and you get an inkling as you drive in to town and see many tasting rooms. The glorious charm of historical buildings turned into boutiques, tasting rooms along with delicious restaurants is inviting and so relaxing. Some ... Read More about A Little visit to Fredericksburg Texas
David Austins English roses are some of my favorites and they grow extremely well for me in my Cottage Garden. Today I am sharing my English Rose additions. I love David Austin Roses! Today, I will share my DA English Rose additions to my cottage garden so far this year, I may add more later. I will group the English Rose additions together and all the other photos of English Roses are from my own garden. How to Choose Since there are so many to choose from and I have a ... Read More about English Rose additions to my Cottage Garden
Learn to Paint Hydrangeas the Fast and Easy Way in acrylics. A fun painting tutorial for beginners. It isn't hard to paint hydrangeas, and with a few tips and tricks you can be successful in short order. Draw for placement I start with drawing on some loose circles with the chisel edge of my paint brush. No need for them to be perfect circles, hydrangeas can be oval shaped too. I keep working them until I feel they are the right size to fit the scale of my sign or ... Read More about Learn to Paint Hydrangeas the Fast and Easy Way