Archive for September, 2011
Get ready for fall with our fresh ideas for decorating with gourds and pumpkins. Use them to add autumn elegance to your home — inside and out.
“… I can’t resist sharing two of the most successful pieces of public art (in my honest opinion) I’ve ever experienced. Though I can’t say that the mirrored bean was very flattering to my figure…”
From Fine Gardening online.
Photo: Michelle Gervais
To see all the beautiful pictures see http://www.finegardening.com/item/20844/scenes-from-lurie-garden
If you’ve never heard of Etsy.com, it is a web site where independent artists can put their hand made artwork for sale. I get a daily email of items. Today’s offerings are just so beautiful I had to share one of them here. To see pictures of all that is for sale click here: http://app.bronto.com/public/?q=preview_message&fn=Link&t=1&ssid=12675&id=638hytoiu9k3ez8vf3f0m3ab4m9js&id2=jp4lpdf66ys7mqgbbn2nltetjkqru&subscriber_id=bwwlofiyxpsoadptzkexiwlnrspwbdf&messageversion_id=cccsjktephfxpwezqxyoxhdflgcmbpj&delivery_id=aojhfcewbfrchwpszvzamtqznbjpbke&tid=3.MYM.-Z2a.AZOw.Cymd..Kc0g.b..l.Eg.a.TnzXMA.TnzmpQ.FmAeAw
Seeds are curious creatures. Some are so tiny, while others are so large. Inside each is a miracle waiting to happen.
Is there anything more indicative of spring than the sudden bloom of crocuses, daffodils, tulips, and all the other spring-flowering bulbs? The problem is that plans for this “impromptu” display have to be made four to six months in advance, and that means now, in autumn.
October is the perfect month to begin composting. Simply pile up all those leaves you’ve raked with yard clippings and select food waste, and microbes will naturally break down the organic matter to create a nutrient-rich soil additive.