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Remove English ivy from trees

The large trees around our home are covered with English ivy. Is there a way to keep it from growing up into the limbs of the trees? 326 more words


In a vase on Monday: Listen carefully

January has thrown all weathers at us: minus 5 degrees last week and 12.5 degrees today.  There has been wind, rain, snow and ice and now we seem  to be about to get another round of rainy weather.   200 more words

Growing House Plants Vlog #1

My first vlog on the house plants I got and two new ones I added to the growing collection. See what I did there…ha ha. :-) 145 more words



It was my three-cornered studio pottery vase that I took inspiration from for this arrangement. Hence, I cut the flowers and foliage in groups of three; three stems each of ivy, … 84 more words

In A Vase On Monday

My last post this year....

So in about a little over 24 hours , we will be welcoming 2016. For me this year has literally raced by. I thought my last post of 2015 should definitely be about plants. 402 more words


Gardening in small spaces........starting small indoors!!!

Hello!! This is my first post in a series where I will be writing about gardening in small spaces starting with introducing plants indoors where there is absolutely no outdoor space (a reality for a lot of us who live in cities and high rise apartments). 496 more words


Ode to Ivy.

Spring has sprung and sap rises in flower and twig,

And Chaucer’s wise Middle English words

Resonate and reverberate around the garden…

“Whan that April with his shoures soote… 203 more words