• Something different

    Up at dawn

    by  • May 19, 2012 • Something different, Spring, Weather

    Do you get up early?  I do,…but have found that many couples have one.  One that gets up at dawn and the other who sleeps through it all. The cool air, the purplish cast in the early, early dawn, the soft peeping of the first birds all draw me out to sleepily make my...

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    How will you garden in 2012?

    by  • December 28, 2011 • Garden, Something different

    I am interested in business practices in general after owning my own small company for 20 years and became fascinated by how businesses get their customers, specifically how trends are set to direct spending. This is off my normal topic but may interest you if you plan on spending any money this year on...

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    Blog Archive Happiness

    by  • November 16, 2011 • How to, Something different

      –Nov 16  Today, I’m happy because I have found a way to create a blog archive in one step. On my wordpress.org blog, the easiest in the world, here’s what you do.  Click on Add New Page and type this: …that’s all.  Now you have a nice list of every post you’ve written, easy...

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    How to make Hypertufa Troughs

    by  • August 6, 2011 • Garden, Garden art, How to, Projects, Something different

    Finished but still drying

    What are hypertufa troughs? Hypertufa (pronounced hyper-toofa) is a mixture of peat moss, perlite, cement and water. Old stone watering troughs in England could be found in farmer’s fields, sometimes built into stone walls to provide water for two fields of livestock. These troughs are usually one-of-a-kind, and very rare and desirable to alpine gardeners and plant...

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    Garden orb of modest materials

    by  • June 10, 2011 • Design, Projects, Something different, Spring

    Everyone has seen these garden spheres in the garden, but recently after finding a bowling ball at Oakhurst’s “Clutter Clearance” I decided to try decorating one. I was inspired by an example found online on Google images, bought some bags of ‘gems’ used for filling vases to hold stems straight. Start with a clean and...

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