Are you the type of person who can eat the same meal again and again without getting bored? How about if the food is organic and free...does that make a difference in how you think? After all, you know exactly where this food came from. Your own backyard. I can eat zucchini as my staple vegetable for every meal weeks on end when grown organically in my garden. I try to spice it up by preparing it differently each time to take the monotony out of it. Still, it's worth it. When I consider what it costs to buy organic zucchini in January I am even more motivated to get it out of my system while I can for free. So today I just wanted to talk about what Tom, I and the girls have been eating from our garden and compare notes with all of you! Are you saving some serious cash this summer like we are? Even in this crazy drought? Before I get started I do have a confession. This is what we spend each month on groceries in the winter months.
Now with five bird feeders on our property the birds are well-fed. However, now they want a birdbath to get all clean after their feast.
Tom wants this as well. In fact, bird watching is Tom's new favorite activity and I can't even describe how much stress it relieves.
We're saving thousands on his therapy sessions alone.
For awhile now we've been exploring various options of making our own DIY birdbath.
We wanted natural products that would blend with our landscape. Nothing tacky....right?!
We also weren't looking to spend too much cash, if any.
So we wanted to stick with stuff already purchased or recycle something that wasn't getting used.
This is what we came up with and hope you'll make your own, too!
I'm not lazy and I don't think you are either. But this doesn't mean we want to spend all our time working in the garden and zero time enjoying it. Book and lemonade in hand please! So as I get...ahem...older, I'm working on creating a space that I spend less time slaving over and more time savoring. This means incorporating plants and shrubs that don't fuss too much. But first, you have to consider the location. Is the spot you are filling full-sun, shade and/or have dry or wet soil? Once you've answered that, you are golden. Here are sixteen plants that fit the bill for each location that are easy peasy. And now is a fantastic time to start collecting many of these perennials cheap as nurseries and big box stores alike are purging plants like it's their job...because it is. And sure, I know the above picture is an annual geranium, but then again, I've had many survive our harsh Buffalo winters in my basement. So they're hardy to say the least!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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