Archive for August, 2010

Make your own kind of music with terra cotta pots

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 Posted in musical terra cotta pots, patio | 8 Comments »

Last week, some of you asked about the terra cotta pots hanging on my patio. I love your ideas of turning them into lights,  and I may do so yet.  Actually, right now they are musical pots!  With their different sizes, ...

Soothe that garden brain chatter

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 Posted in butterflies, cats, fountain, patio, water features | 15 Comments »

Here's some valuable advice a gardener once shared with me: create a soothing spot to frame your patio. His philosophy: In order to relax and make that necessary segue from the day's work to evening's reflection, be uncluttered. Tone it down, ...

A painting that captures my heart

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 Posted in cats | 13 Comments »

It’s not every day of the week that you get a painting made just for you. In my case, it’s the very first time! The artist is Iris, who blogs at Society Garlic. When I ran into her one day, I ...

Pretty in pink, peach, and orange to beat summer pouts

Thursday, August 5th, 2010 Posted in Insects, butterflies, recipes | 6 Comments »

Hey, who said it was okay for summer to come back? I feel like a spoiled brat who got sent to time-out. But to ease my pouts, rain lily Zephyranthes labuffarosa popped up between Diamond Frost euphorbias. Last fall, with this ...