Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece –

Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece

This Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece gives me a chance to celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day and spring in one pretty project. The centerpiece can be made with either silk flowers or fresh flowers for two different looks. I don’t do much to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, but I do like a touch of the color…

Vertical Gardens – Living Walls – Green Wall Planters

Living vertical planter

Vertical gardens make more use of available space by growing vegetables, flowers and herbs up a wall instead of taking up lots of growing space on the ground. I speak to people all the time who admire my large yard and gardens but say “I don’t have the room to do this.”  While a large…

Albuquerque Aquarium – Things to do in Albuquerque – ABQ BioPark

Looking for things to do in Albuquerque, New Mexico?  A day out at the Albuquerque Aquarium is sure to delight. It is part of the ABQ BioPark system. The Albuquerque Aquarium  exhibits saltwater species from a variety of habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and South Pacific.  One of the nice aspects of the entry…

How to Grow Angel’s Trumpet – Tips for Growing Brugmansia

What a gorgeous tropical plant this plant is!  The common name for the plant is angel’s trumpet and the botanical name is Brugmansia. One can almost hear the sound from the trumpet! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links below are affiliate links. I earn a small commission, at…

Oklahoma City Riverwalk – Centennial Land Run Monument (with Photos!)

Centennial Land Run Monument - Oklahoma City

Nature and history buffs have a chance to merge by visiting the Oklahoma City Riverwalk area.  This long, leisurely walk combines nature and water views with sculptures of the Centennial Land Run Monument. Seeing statues which depict real people is something that I enjoy visiting when we travel.  (See the Elizabethan Statues of Roanoke for…

Kalanchoe Tomentosa – Care of Panda Plant Pussy Ears Donkey Ears

Kalanchoe Tomentosa - panda plant succulent

Kalanchoe plants are tender succulents that are very easy to grow and come in many leaf shapes and textures. These growing tips for Kalanchoe Tomentosa will give you a fuzzy and textured leaf succulent that you will fall in love with. Kalanchoe tomentosas are a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers.…

Crustless Chicken Quiche – Healthy and Light Breakfast Recipe

Cooked crustless chicken quiche

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The recipe is my gluten free version of the classic Cheese Quiche, but without the crust, which saves a lot of calories.  Most of the time, at breakfast, there are also bagels, muffins or rolls, so why add a crust…

Growing Green Beans – Bush Beans vs Pole Beans

If you are looking for an easy to grow vegetable that ranks right up there in popularity with tomatoes, try growing green  beans.  Find out which variety is a good choice in your vegetable gardening project this summer – bush beans vs pole beans, and also when to plant, how to nurture and tips for…