tag: garden

plant these to save bees

March 18, 2014

plant these save bees

i’m just beginning to make plans for a little square foot garden this year, and will definitely be taking the honey bees into consideration! plant these to help save the honey bees by hannah rosengren includes 7 herbs, 7 perennials and 7 annuals that attract bees. spread the word and help save the bees!

what will you be planting this year?

p.s. and my obsession with all things sweet as honey continues. :)

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videos to delight in

April 5, 2013

Posted by in simple living

friends, today i leave you with four videos that have inspired me deeply this week. they have given me so much inspiration and helped me refocus my energy on living simply. the urge to homestead overwhelms me, and my hope is to return to it soon. see you all on monday! love, bonnie

honey harvest featuring sarah and david

garden by tiger jar

visiting trelawney farm

the art of making bread

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colorful garden hoses

March 18, 2013

Posted by in gardening

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one of my favorite ways to make our home cheery is by looking for alternatives to everyday boring items… like garden hoses! why have a drab ‘ol green garden hose like everyone on the block when you could brighten up your lawn with one of these beauties? my favorite is this robin egg blue one, i think using it would make me feel all martha stewart-y and turn watering the garden into an exciting even which would in turn surely make my plants grow more abundantly (right?). i think so.

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the new general store

October 17, 2012

Posted by in simple living

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the new general store (2)

the new general store is an online shop featuring home furnishings, pantry provisions and garden supplies galore! all boast a beautiful natural and ‘clean’ look that makes you feel fresh and summery. you’ll find white sponges, rosemary olive oils, teak serving boards, linen aprons, wooden garden tools, blackberry jam and mint tea. ahhh.

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hanging garden tables

August 24, 2012

Posted by in home decor

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you can bet that i’ve now added ‘beaten up old barnwood door’ to my thrift shop-yard sale list (yes,there is an actual list!). draped over the limbs of a sturdy tree and adorned with candlelight, i can’t think of a dreamier place for a garden meal. though i’m not sure where they found those most perfect woven baskets to sit on (photo 1), i’m thinking big slices of a tree trunk would do just as well for sitting stools.

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diy hanging garden

August 14, 2012

diy hanging garden

when i ran across this diy hanging kokedama plant tutorial over on bldg 25, i thought what the perfect addition they would be to a wedding, outdoor patio or garden party! i’m envisioning them hung at all different heights, with some italian lights strung in between them (like this!).

diy hanging garden

head on over to bldg 25 for an in-depth step-by-step tutorial on how to make one of these beauties yourself. if you want to see more projects like this, be sure to check out this tutorial as well!

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  summer gardens summer gardens

i’ve been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over these hazy garden images for days now. i hope they’ll give you some summer inspiration for your veggie and flower garden!

1: radishes
2: emerald green photograph
3: asparagus photography
4: spring morning
5: pink flower
6: what a lovely lily garden
7: daffodils
8: summer photograph
9: gardening art
10: fresh garlic

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a fairy tale garden shed

June 19, 2012

as i was scouring the web for garden greenhouses yesterday, i couldn’t help but fall in love with this dreamy garden shed. i just had to share it on it’s own!

a fairy tale garden shed

gail and mark dupar’s dreamy shed is the heart of their kitchen garden. it’s where they start seedlings, arrange flowers, raise tomatoes, store tools and dry freshly harvested shallots. the shade-cloth covered glass roof helps brighten the inside where tender plants hibernate over the winter. i especially love how they have integrated vintage pieces throughout- a former kitchen cabinet holds vases, seeds, and books and an antique leaded glass window hangs from an overhead beam. clear glass bottles let light from the greenhouse filter into the main shed while darker bottles, marbles, and twiggy prunings fill in around them. it’s quite the dreamy place, don’t you think?

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