Garden Center Secrets – 10 Tips for getting the best price at your garden center

My beautiful cottage garden, filled with bargains from my local garden center! One of my favorite things to watch for in the spring, besides my garden coming alive, is… the opening up of local garden centers. I get such joy, when I see the workers pullin...

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Cottage Gardens and Roses

Three months later… From front to back: blue salvia, knockout roses, gaura/chiffon cloud I wanted to share a pictorial update on one of the brand new cottage gardens, that we created this year. This coming Spring, we will also add a front cottage courtya...

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Living Wreath – How to make a living wreath with succulents

As I was browsing around my favorite local garden center, I spied a brand new shipment of BEAUTIFUL succulents that had just arrived! (I try to stop in often so I can jump on any unadvertised sales, and to see what’s new.) Well… as I was taking in ...

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Stone Walls, Cobblestone, and Terraced Cottage Gardens

When we started working on the landscaping for our cottage in the woods, we were unsure of how to handle the hill that joined the side of the house with our country lane. Initially I really wanted some stairs leading up to the front door, otherwise we would al...

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Decorating Pumpkins Without Carving – Making Beautiful Harvest Displays

Decorating Pumpkins Without Carving Picture by Joy – stop by her Flickr page! Today I wanted to share some more ideas for using pumpkins to decorate your home & garden without having to carve them. There are so many ways that you could choose to dec...

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Garden Sheds Offer a Unique Focal Point in Your Cottage Garden

I wanted to share a recent letter from our email bag. Bill needed some help coming up with a few creative ideas for his new cottage garden project. He is trying to pull together a little cottage garden complete with raised beds and a Victorian style chicken co...

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