Maiden Grasses

Everyone in Colorado Springs loves grasses for their beauty and easy care. They are also very versatile. You can use grasses for borders, vertical accents, a spiky soft green mass planting, or to add to containers. Some other benefits of tall grasses are cold hardy...

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Bulbs to Plant in the Spring – Tulips 2017

Tulips are the spring flower. I love them truly but I favor the tulips that have character where flowers nontraditional. The pedals are out of the ordinary shapes, patterns and textures or variegated leaves. I just smile and feel excited about spring and the warm...

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2016 Garden Shows!

Garden Shows 2016 Garden shows across America are working steady for the spring 2016 Expo’s. I know we are in the dead of winter, but I am excited to share some of the garden shows I have researched. This year I think I am going to try visit two of them, besides...

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How to attract wild life in the winter

Most homeowners enjoy attracting birds to their garden though out the year but the winter is when the need the most help, and since they spend nearly all of their time and energy seeking food, shelter and water. Planning  your yard can become a prime spot for birds....

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Gardenia

Gardenia Now this is one of my favorites. They are so fragrant. They are an evergreen plant but an annual here in Colorado. If you decide to purchase one then it is a summer investment only. I think they are well worth it, although they can... be pricey.  I plant them...

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Rain Harvesting

Rain water harvesting comes in all different shapes and sizes, from something as simple as a barrel under a downspout to large above or underground cisterns with complex filtration systems. There are harvesting advantages such as Makes use of natural resource and...

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Winter maintance of Water Features

Water features need a little maintance for the colder months. The best thing to do is leave them running all year. They look pretty, sounds nice, and it keeps the pipes open and flowing to make sure hibernating fish stay healthy. A constant flow is beneficial for...

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Repair Facial Serum

Facial oil nourish and repair the skin at a deep cellular level. They are a perfect alternative to facial creams, which have chemicals and preservatives. This recipe is for a rich healing and soothing facial oil ideal for mature, dry, or damaged skin. We live in...

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Grow Indoor Herbs this Winter

Growing herbs indoors can be a lot of fun and is the perfect companion for the cheif in the house, or fun if you just love plants. One you will need a sunny windowsill. When you plant your favorite herbs in a pot mak sure you fill the pot with quality potting soil....

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