You planted your garlic. Good! Now it's time to dry your herbs. When I saw a tiny bottle of dried rosemary priced at $7 at the local grocery store I said to myself enough. I need this skill. And bay leaf will cost you a mint too. So now that I've done it, I can't believe I've never taken herb drying seriously before. Cheap and easy to do, herbs add a powerful punch to food without adding calories. And even though I'd argue that fresh herbs beat out dried herbs any day, your dried herbs are still so much fresher than any sitting on a grocery store shelf. How long have they been there anyhow? Let's get started.
If I drive by your house to see how this mailbox looks on the exterior would you consider that stalking? Nevermind. Our old mailbox was quite hideous. Outdated. Ugly. So we were hyped when Bellacor sent us this stunning oil rubbed bronze mailbox. It was my parents who first admired it. Then of course the mail lady marvels over it every time she sees me. (And she must see a lot of mailboxes...right?!). So I'm excited for you and your chance to win your choice of two mailboxes! $180 value. Enter by leaving a comment below on this post telling me about the best thing you ever got in the mail. Hurry up and enter so you can have it ready for your influx of Christmas cards! I hope you win.
Let's talk about squash. How squashy are you? A 10 for very squashy? A 1 for not so much? Eat it every couple of days in season....roasted, baked, mashed, fried, in casseroles, soup, bread, muffins, pies or just alone!? I love squash- they're high in fiber, nutritious and rich in flavor. Unlike squishy summer squash, winter squash has those hard shells, an inedible rind with hollow seed-filled centers. This makes them last a whole lot longer than their summer squash cousins. Here's the rundown of what to look for and how to prepare.
My plastic hose cart is ugly. It's top heavy too. So even though it's on wheels, it plops over when I tug too hard. Our Buffalo winters are harsh and the plastic cracks, especially the handles. Storage is the universal problem and the main reason it gets left outside during the winter months. Then I met Liberty Garden Products two-wheel decorative hose cart and there's no going back. I didn't think it was possible to make an attractive yet functional hose cart. It is! I'm equally excited for you and your chance to win this lovely hose cart valued at $140! And guess what Canadian readers.....Liberty Garden products wants you to enter too! Enter by leaving me a comment below on this post telling me what your favorite Halloween candy is.
My sister just got married. And for the wedding, my mom bought tons of hibiscus trees and bushes to decorate with in hues of red, orange and yellow. The next morning cleanup had begun and I became the very happy owner of three new trees and one humongous bush. Big Lots had 20% off everything in the store yesterday. I bought myself four big brown plastic pots for my 36th birthday so I can repot them. So now I am the caretaker of seven huge hibiscus plants which have to reside indoors due to the extreme cold here in Buffalo, NY. It's a good time to refresh my indoor plant skills for sure! So when my new blogging friend Korie asked to do a post about indoor gardening, I said yes! I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Science class was never that easy for me. So I was a bit intimated at first by my Daisy Cloner from Solexx. I even wondered if I'd be able to do it. Still, I was thrilled for the chance to give this machine a whirl. My goal was to try a variety of different plants to get the gist of how this product worked. These are my findings. I hope someday you'll try cloning for yourself because it's a lot of fun! Some of the most fun I've had with plants. So enter to win your own Daisy Cloner by telling me what type of plant you'd like to clone in the comment section below.
Make sure you enter to win this hose cart and marvelous mailbox while you're here!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I love sharing my home & garden ideas with you. Thanks for stopping by.
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