Exterior Decoration

Something Different For Fall Front Door Decor

Life has intervened and I haven’t been able to blog in about nine months. I am not sure if I will continue to publish. But I decided to dip my toe back into the blogasphere by republishing some of my most liked fall offerings. I hope you enjoy this post on fall front porch decorating.… Continue reading Something Different For Fall Front Door Decor

Exterior Decoration · Holidays

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

If you follow me you will have noted that I haven’t published anything in almost a year. I have taken time off blogging to focus on family matters. However, I am thinking about returning to the blogosphere on a limited basis. Maybe I’ll start by posting once a month. To that end, I thought I’d… Continue reading “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Halloween Decorations

Exterior Decoration · Gardening

How To Develop A Summer Planter Color Scheme

Once the worst of the tree pollen tsunami has passed, it’s time to clean off all the gunk and start thinking about putting together summer planters for the deck. We use our deck exclusively for outdoor dining, so only an umbrella table, chairs, and our grill are on it. To turn this rather barren space… Continue reading How To Develop A Summer Planter Color Scheme

Gardening

Lessons From A Novice Raised Bed Gardener

I have always wanted to have a vegetable garden. But, the marauding herds of deer in my neighborhood have made most gardening an exercise in futility. However, last year, my wonderful husband built me a raised bed garden with a nifty cover that effectively protects tender seedlings from all and sundry critters. The great thing… Continue reading Lessons From A Novice Raised Bed Gardener

Exterior Decoration · Gardening

Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

May is the perfect time for alfresco dining in the Carolinas. The trees have completely leafed out, so the thick layer of sneeze-inducing pollen that covers absolutely everything in the Spring can finally be washed away. And the mornings and evenings are generally cool enough to sit outside without melting into a sweaty puddle. With… Continue reading Summer Flower Planters On The Deck

Gardening · Travel

Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens

We just returned from our summer vacation at the fabulous Wild Dunes Resort on The Isle Of Palms in South Carolina. Our family has been going to the beach at Wild Dunes for the past 20 years. One of the myriad things we love about the resort is its proximity to Charleston and many other local attractions.… Continue reading Exploring The Enchanting Gardens Of Middleton Place America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens