Thursday, September 22, 2016

Antiques and Vintage Sale at my Home.


Sneak peek of some of the many things that will be
for sale at my 
Antiques and Vintage Sale
in Lake Forest, Illinois.

The dates and times are~
Friday September 30 
and
Saturday October 1
9 am to 2 pm.

Email me using the button on my sidebar
for address.

If you can't come to the sale, I have many items available online 


Monday, September 12, 2016

Why I love coleus.








This planter is in a hard spot to keep plants 
looking great all summer.  It is under the overhang,
on the north side of the house, with very
low sun most of the day.

A couple of years ago I realized I could plant 
a few coleus in this planter
and they would perform consistently
every year.

Easy peasy gardening.

Hope this helps if you have a similar location.

Friday, September 9, 2016

I did it! Boston Fern.


I did it.
I did it.
I did it.

Every year I am tempted by the bargain priced
Boston Ferns Home Depot has every spring.

I've always decided "Nah, I could never keep it 
nice all summer long."

This spring I decided to "go for it".

And here we are in September and the fern looks great.

Would I do it again?  I am not sure.

I had to water the fern every day all summer long.
Probably more work than a 70 year old gardener wants
to take on for another year.

But for one summer~ I did it!!

On another topic,
If you are interested in what's new in my
6-year-old Etsy shop,