With the ebb and flow of life, sometimes I feel more connected to the blog, and sometimes less connected. In the heart and and the heat of summer, I confess it's one of those less connected times. It's time to indulge in my last summer whims before it's all over. So I plead for patience. And I can't even say I'm weeding the garden with a straight face because I'm not. But wait! Maybe I'm harvesting? Again no. Too much rain, too little crop to harvest. If you need me, I'm probably in the backyard playing bean bag toss with the kids. Maybe even in the kiddie pool. Just give a holler. So today I have a wonderful guest post for you brought to you by my younger sister. Yep. I have one of those and she's sharing her riveting insights on the magnificent burdock plant. Since we all love to garden and grow in my family (not to mention blog)....you'll yearn to learn more at Pretty Simple Ideas. Here goes her story...
The outdoor living space of your home can easily become the favorite spot to gather with friends and family and to make lasting memories. However, in order to do so, it needs to be welcoming and comfortable in how it is set up and in how the space is utilized. Incorporate one or more of the following trends to your yard or patio and watch as it transforms into a fun and beautiful place in which to spend time and that impresses all who visit. It's time to stun your friends and family with your new and beautiful space.
Big shopper? Nope. Me neither. It's usually online shopping or none at all. As much as I love Amazon Prime, it does have a few drawbacks. Not only have I discovered that Amazon doesn't always have the lowest price, but you don't always get what you want. Since I'm a frugal gal, I like to give gifts that I know the recipient will use and enjoy for years. Otherwise...I'm just wasting money and time. Now my family is made up of individuals of varying ages and pursuits. Isn't this true of all our families? So gifts have to be chosen with lots of thought and care so they don't end up in the donation box. Go ahead and explore The Grommet website for yourself. Unique is the understatement of the year. This is why I'm thrilled to feature just one of their stupendous offerings on the blog today. I hope that you win the whopping $100 gift card from them for some serious swag. Oh. And before I forget. If you prefer to shop based on your value system with certain core beliefs in place than The Grommet has you covered. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know that you have entered by telling us about your most recent online purchase. Thanks! Contest ends: October 3rd!
Nothing speaks to me as much as a field full of picking flowers. Flowers sown for the sheer purpose of plucking - then enjoyed indoors some more. In fact, to save money for our wedding, we ended up growing lots of flowers to be picked the morning of as table centerpieces. And save money we did. Stress? Not to much. My hair started graying then methinks. No one should be picking flowers the morning of their wedding. Bad idea. I digress. Some flowers were born and bred to be picked and then cherished in a favorite watering vessel. But no one wants to fight with flowers in order to have a cute bunch to enjoy. So give me thick stems to easily draw up water and big, bold flowers in radiant colors. Prolific and long-blooming flowers win the day each and every time. Here's what I'm hoping you have in your garden now!
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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