Pink tire planter? Why not. Once again, we're taking you along on the Buffalo Garden Walk and hope you find some inspiration today. I don't implement everything I see, just like I don't make every recipe I see on a food blog. But I get ideas. And I funnel them away for later. I don't even like everything I see. Some things seem tacky or just don't reflect my style. But tweaking them to suit my yard and my garden goals is fun. At the end of the day, I'm just trying to create a landscape that is a comfortable place to relax. How about you? What are your goals for your yard this year? Anything new planned? Read More
Ever go to Supercuts for a $10 haircut? Then you get home, look in the mirror and deeply regret it. Should have just paid the $50 at a salon. Supercuts hacked at your hair! Your trees and shrubs feel the exact same way when you hack at them; like you took them for that cheap haircut. And let's be honest. Most of us don't bother to prune at all because we have no clue what we're doing. Yet late winter can be the ideal time to cut back your plants because they are dormant. Fruit trees, many roses, broad-leafed evergreens and vines all like to be pruned now. This could be anywhere from mid-February to the end of March. To give you a little motivation to get started, Corona Tools is giving away a pair of ComfortGEL extendable Hedge Shears (10 inch) valued at $50! After all, premium tools matter when getting the job done. To enter, just leave a comment below telling us what winter chores you've been tackling this year.
I eat between 30-35 eggs a week. Then I read in the paper you're only supposed to eat two eggs a week. Hmmmm. So I decided to try a new oatmeal recipe. Manna from heaven. A party in your mouth. It's that good. And it's easy and re-heats well. It's a recipe I adapted from the newspaper. I put my own tweaks on it because there were a lot of ingredients I didn't like in the original recipe and still others I thought needed to be added. The result: amazing. Best of all, I can make it up ahead of time, throw it in the oven in the morning and enjoy 45 minutes later while I sip my tea and get the bacon on. Sheer bliss. Plus, it lasts several days in the fridge. You'll love it too!
My sister got me a spiralizer for Christmas and I finally opened the box. What took me so long? I guess I'm not one for kitchen gadgets, but this device has kept me busy. I love it! How about you? Have you hopped on the spiralizer bandwagon? There's almost nothing I'm not willing to stick in this contraption to see how it will come out, with great results. Except my finger which mistakenly got stuck in the blade and is still hurting! Spiralized Brussels sprouts anyone? In the off-gardening season, I like to experiment with food. So when I do have a surplus of zucchini and cucumbers, I give myself as many options as possible of using them up in a economical, yet innovative way. You don't want to eat the same thing every night! And you're probably not even going to believe me when I tell you the best way to use this product at the end of this post.
Little Summer Street is a special place in Buffalo, NY. The words quaint and charming are an understatement. Adorable is more like it. Adorable houses. Adorable gardens. Hey, we can't all live on Little Summer Street but that doesn't mean we can't replicate their splendid sense of style. And you can probably guess by now that I never tire of succulents. This creative display just draws the eye and the homemade pots are fabulous. They are low maintenance but look so good! We were thrilled with Amy Komeneckys garden and her welcoming aura. She let my 3-year-old use her bathroom and gave her some bottled water! Read More
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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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