I started this blog in part because I wanted to challenge myself. I wanted to learn some new things and actually get them checked off my bucket list. Plant cloning has always been near the top. But until I met up with the Greenhouse Catalog company, I had no real plan set. For serious gardeners, the Greenhouse Catalog keeps your thumb green year-round. So I'm thrilled to introduce to you today to a product of theirs, the Daisy Cloner. We had the opportunity to fire away our own cloning questions to Laurie from The Greenhouse Catalog who has 20 plus years of experience in the nursery industry. I hope you learn as much from her as we did. And you'll have the chance to win the Daisy Cloner shown above in a future post in which I give my own review of the product in a few days. Stay tuned!
The upstairs sink got clogged and water was pouring onto the floor. When it got to be about 2 inches we started to worry. So we plunged and threw down caustic chemicals. In sheer desperation, we called Rotor Rooter. After all, it was a Sunday and they said they would be there in under an hour. Forty minutes later, Rotor Rooter boy arrived and $200 bucks later, problem solved. And we got some good advice for that $200. "Don't ever put caustic chemicals down the sink. It eats away at the pipes." I wish I knew about the Citra Solv natural enzyme drain cleaner before I poured all those nasty chemicals down my drain. It sure would have saved me a few headaches! So make sure you leave a comment below for your chance to win a lovely assortment of Citra Solv products for the home, bath, kitchen and more. You have to read the ingredient list for yourself to believe it.
Rainy days are my cue to be productive inside the house. And not only was it rainy but super cold this past weekend. Some light went on in my brain and I managed to harvest my roma tomatoes before the rain struck. It was fun gathering with my two girls who were actually helpful in this task. Besides, I like the idea at least of passing on some traditions. And I dislike waste, so if I didn't harvest the tomatoes when I did, I would have putzed around for weeks as my sister is getting married this coming weekend. Things are getting kind of hectic here. Waiting in this case creates a whole lot more work and waste too as the season wanes on and the tomatoes tend to rot and get more spotty. Didn't grow enough tomatoes this year to make sauce? How about picking up a bushel at a roadside stand or farmer's market for $5. So come along on my sauce making journey.
Even I think it's strange. I spend so much time considering yard aestetics and then totally forget about the hose. The ugly hose problem. Nothing has the potential to ruin your curb appeal like the hose. And if you're anything like me, you just let it dangle, droop and sprawl out like urban decay in both your front and back lawn. It gets tripped over or worse, run over by the lawn mower. Bleh. The solution is simple. A hose stand from Liberty Garden Products. That's it. So buy one or win one right here. To enter to win, just leave a comment telling me anything about your current hose situation. A $50 value!
The curvature of this front garden got our attention. Winding around this splendid front porch are these flower beds loaded in every shade of the rainbow color. And just wait till you see the backyard. The before and after makeover transformation is unbelievable. Amazing what can be done with a such small space. Kudos to Scott and Marge Goodman! Read More.
I'm a late bloomer. Always have been. It just takes me awhile to get into a groove. Lucky for me, my garden feels the same way. Don't you find that as the season wanes on your garden gets ragged and wilted? Plants brown and look downright scruffy pots and the landscaping. For most of us, our gardens have peaked and it's all downhill from here. The second half of summer has arrived. In fact, where I live, it's starting to feel like the tail end. Yet there are some plants that look better now than ever. These are what I try to incorporate into my garden to keep it looking sharp as Fall peeks around the corner. Don't you love flowers and herbs with some staying power? Here's what I'd suggest.
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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