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Fall Wreath and Table {Outdoor Decorating}

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  Shht ladies, move a little closer, I have a little secret to tell… Ready?  I washed my windows.  I know! Incredible isn’t it. I went outside with a bucket full of soapy water and my window-washing paraphernalia and I washed my front windows and door!!!  For real!!! Now don’t you go tell anybody, or […]

How to Harvest Seeds from Flowers

How to harvest seeds from your flower garden. http://www.songbirdblog.com

  Hi there, can I give you a little tip today? If the weather where you are, is anything like here, you’d better get out there and harvest your seeds from your flowers. I decided today was the perfect window of time to do so. Last week we had some really hot days, but this week […]

My Mini Vegetable garden {Square foot gardening}

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New Garden Labels in my Vegetable Garden Hi there sweet peas. Thank you all so much for your compliments in the hutch makeover project. I am still greeting her with the biggest grin every morning.  But today I want to go outside with you. Now I know the weather in these parts is really disappointing, […]

Decorating the Garden Table for Spring {garden decorating in yellow}

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Oh my friends, the sun is shining, the skies have been blue and I have finally put away my winter coat. And it is not coming back out again. It is amazing how much better and energetic I feel now that the weather finally has turned here in the low lands. And I have been […]

Outdoor Decorating in the garden for Christmas Day 6

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Hi there everybody, are you still enjoying the series? Has the Christmas mood set upon you? Have you felt inspired?

I sure hope so, because I am still having fun putting this series together. Although I have to admit, right here at the halfway point I am getting a bit tired. But I will make it to the finish line. I hope you will still be with me.

 

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Yesterday was all about outside decorating, in particular my front entrance. But we almost always enter the house from the back. That’s why I love to decorate our garden too. Our roofed terrace is the best spot to goof around a little and get my decorating on. 

Let’s see what I came up with……..

My Backyard Terrace in Fall

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Hi there fellow decorating addicts. Today we are moving into the garden. In between gray and moody days there have been some lovely sunny days as well. Only thing one can truly say about the weather in this little country is that it is utterly unpredictable.

Well I took advantage of a nice sunny afternoon, to do something about the potted plants situation. As in get rid of the summer bloomers and preplace them with some more hardy plants that will be able to withstand the first real frost.

 

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Come on in to my backyard and see how it has been decorated with my newly filled pots and plants.

How to water a mixed plant container

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The other day I showed you how I make a bouquet garni and impersonate a kitchen princess. Today I’ll show you how to keep those herbs fresh and green and alive in the garden.     I have planted my most used herbs in a big container near my kitchen door. I love a mixed […]

Songbird builds a Vegetable Garden for Beginners

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I have become obsessed, obsessed with creating more and more opportunities to go harvest from my own garden. I have an apple tree for some years now and last year we added another one and a pear tree. You know about my rhubarb plant (last big batch of my Rhubarb Breakfast Muffins will be baked […]