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Toolbox Tuesday: Ivy League Trimming

As the old saying goes, "it's a jungle out there." And we'd have to agree.This summer has felt like a battle against the elements when it comes to our home's vegetation. Take our ivy, for example. When we purchased our home in 2003 it was one of the...
by Old Town Home on Aug 23, 2016

Whew!

I'm one tired pup! I didn't get in my walk today, but I got my steps. I had to weed eat more of the yard. I also walked in circles around my house until I got to my daily step goal! I did my workouts, too. I washed my bed...
by What the Junk?! on Jun 19, 2016

Monday madness!

What a day! It was my first full day back home. BOO! It doesn't even feel like I was away. I got in my walk. I picked up a loaf of my favorite bread on the way home so I'd have some for lunch. I did four of my workouts...
by What the Junk?! on Jun 6, 2016

Where the Sidewalk Ends

There's just something I love about a white picket fence and brick garden walkway.When we were looking at houses two summers ago, there were many things that attracted us to the home we ultimately ended up buying. The location on the water was number...
by Old Town Home on Jun 6, 2016

Sunday is not a day of rest!

Not for me anyway! I got in a great walk. It was sunny and warm out there today. Very nice for walking. I came home and did three workouts. I ate lunch, and did the last one. I then decided that the grass was dry enough to mow. I got...
by What the Junk?! on May 22, 2016

The Future of Yard Work is Here

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by viralpx on Nov 20, 2015

The Cutter: Wasp Hunter

Blessed with a rare dollop of free time on Saturday afternoon, I took the opportunity to perform some badly needed yard work. One prominent item on the to-do list was trimming some tree branches that had grown too close to the house. Since we ...
by The Cutter Rambles on Aug 6, 2015

The AeroGarden

After a long, miserable winter, we’ve finally gotten some pleasant weather lately. Last weekend, we took full advantage by spreading mulch and performing some other much-needed maintenance around the yard. If we manage to find some time this...
by The Cutter Rambles on Apr 8, 2015

Summer Garden

It has been a strange summer for growing things. Winter was so long and summer got a late start. Plants (mostly) came back and bloomed, but in sort of strange intervals. I thought my tulips were never going to come up and when they did it was startin...
by Jenyfer Matthews on Aug 27, 2014

Easy & Pretty Flower Combination Ideas for Landscaping

When it’s time to plant your garden, do a little landscaping and clean up your yard, you may spend a little too much time figuring out what flowers pair well with others. Honestly, when bloomed, who really complains that their rose doesn’...
by Home decoration on Jun 25, 2014

An Impromptu Shopping Trip...

This past week the boy had an orthodontist appointment. It was early and quick, leaving us with a big decision. We could go home and get in some schooling or we could venture off for an impromptu shopping trip to Star Nursery. Star Nursery won out! K...
by Blissful and Domestic on Jun 22, 2014

The Farmer in the Burbs

I was out of town all last weekend for a tennis tournament but was both home and off work on Monday so I took my opportunity to plant a few things in my kitchen garden. The asparagus is coming up great so I assume I’ll be able to actually harve...
by Jenyfer Matthews on Jun 18, 2014

De-spiderizing

The Husband and I worked in the front yard this morning.  Our shrubs were threatening to take over our home so that needed to be fixed because they afforded the local black widow population too much space to play, prey and repopulate. So we bro...
by On Wings of Pigs on Sep 18, 2013

Design Inspiration from McDonalds!

Yep, you read that right...funny how Design and DIY inspiration can strike you at any time, anywhere...in this case for me at McDonalds!  Here is what I see in the drive through at McDonalds.   I have been guilty way too much lately as...
by Curb Alert! on Aug 9, 2013

When Life Gives You Apples

We had a false spring last winter so none of the fruit trees did much but this year is another story. Just take a look at this tree in my backyard. They are quite pretty too. Seems like there ought to be something that I can do with them. Suggestions...
by Jenyfer Matthews on Aug 1, 2013

Soon, very soon …

my life will return to normal. Whatever that is. With all the weekend travel lately, I feel like I've barely been keeping my head above water. My garden is a Mess-with-a-capital-M. The landscape bed badly needs weeding. There are spots all over...
by Knit. Run. Repeat. on Jun 21, 2013

Gardening FAIL

It was a really busy weekend driving my daughter back and forth to her tennis tournament which I am very pleased to report she won. She also had a soccer game Sunday afternoon – which fortunately was a home game – so I took a short nap be...
by Jenyfer Matthews on Jun 11, 2013

Small Talk

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday but when you are reduced to talking about the (crazy) weather every time, you know you don’t have so much to say. It has been pretty nice this week so I’ve been out in my yard – where else? Last s...
by Jenyfer Matthews on Jun 6, 2013

Stumped

Last week it was steamy, sticky, humid and hot. And rainy – let’s not forget about the endless rain. I was pretty certain that summer had arrived once and for all. I was wrong. We had two soccer games yesterday and I froze my butt off the...
by Jenyfer Matthews on Jun 3, 2013

What's Growing On...

Between the late Spring and snow in early May, to the every other week out of town doctor visit trips for hubby, I'm way behind in getting plants potted and the deck and outdoors spiffed up. I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Common Ground on May 18, 2013


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