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DIY: Painted Vinyl Chair

For the last year, I've been wanting to add a comfy chair to my greenhouse. The only challenge being that the greenhouse while lovely for plants is torturous for furniture. After all, it's a wet and sun drenched environment. I also didn't want to spend a fortune having a wing-back reupholstered in outdoor-rated fabric. So I came up with a solution. I'd use a vinyl chair, but paint it to look like fabric and use a variety of patterns and colors to give it a whimsical look. I think it is a ...

Charleston’s Gardens

I recently shared a few photos from the beautiful squares in Savannah.  During this same trip, my husband and I visited Charleston, South Carolina.  These cities are less than a two hour drive apart, making it easy to plan a trip to see both.  And while they each celebrate a rich history, they are uniquely different.   It was November when we visited and during our time in Charleston it had unexpectedly turned a bit chilly, but the lovely private gardens we visited were ...

A Stroll through Savannah

Last month, my husband and I visited Savannah and Charleston.  We had a lovely time exploring these southern gems steeped in history, especially the charming parks, gardens and squares.  There is plenty to see and do in Savannah from strolling along the riverfront shops, hopping on a historic trolley, to savoring great southern cuisine at one of the many restaurants. There's something for nearly everyone and especially for a foodie and gardener like me.  My favorite Savannah ...

DIY: Painted Concrete Floors

So three weeks ago, I decided to paint my greenhouse concrete floor.  Two weeks ago, I was halfway through the full project and ready to shoot myself for thinking this was a good idea. Now, that it's complete and I've had a few days to recover... I love it!  Best decision ever. Truth is the greenhouse is my she-haven. I spend lots of time from September through June in my little glass house.  But I was tired of the drab gray concrete, and I needed a practical solution for a ...

October’s garden checklist

It's late October, but the weather is acting like summer.  The temperatures have been in the 80's all week and it looks like the kiddo's definitely won't need a jacket for Halloween.  I'm not complaining about the weather, but I must admit it's pushed back my usual October schedule of garden and lawn duties. By this time last year, I had already stuffed my greenhouse full with my tender tropicals and a few annuals that I wanted to over winter.  Today, as I set here and share my recent ...