Kalanchoe Millioti- Ornamental Succulent from Madagascar

Kalanchoe millioti plant

Kalanchoe millioti is a member of the crassulaceae family.  It is a n ornamental succulent plant that is native to Madagascar. Since it is not particularly cold hardy, it is grown as an indoor plant in most areas of the country. This tender succulent will only tolerate a light frost.  It is only hardy to…

Bay Leaf Plants – How to Grow and Care for Bay Laurel

Bay leaves

Bay Leaf plants are slow growing trees with leaves that are used as seasoning in cooking. It is also known as bay laurel, sweet bay and simply laurel. If you enjoy growing herbs, this is a great one to try, since it has a very aromatic flavor. Bay leaf plants are a member of the…

Growing Sago Palms – How to Grow a Sago Palm Tree

Sago palm

If you like growing indoor plants that have an exotic look, why not try growing Sago Palms?. This plant makes a great choice for those new to houseplants since it prefers drying out before you water it again. A sago palm tree is easy to grow as long as you keep a few tips in…

Thanksgiving Tablescapes and Holiday Table Ideas

Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving will soon be here and it’s the perfect time to bring out the big ideas for Table decorations.  A tablescape is a term used to describe the decoration of the entire table top.  The upcoming holiday season is the perfect time to get creative with your table decor. These Thanksgiving Tablescapes and holiday table…

Flower Bulbs – Understanding Bulbs Corms Rhizomes Tubers

Bulbs Corms Rhizomes Tubers Bulbets and Tuberous roots are part of the geophyte family

Flowering bulbs are some of the easiest plants to grow.  Some of the spring flowering bulbs, such as tulips, crocuses and daffodils will give you weeks for flowering long before other perennials have started to show up.  How well do you know your flower bulbs?  Do the words bulbs corms rhizomes tubers and bulbets seem…

Caramel Apple Recipes – Toffee Apple Desserts & Treats

Caramel apple desserts

These caramel apple recipes feature the regular toffee apple snack as well as bars, cookies and other desserts that deliver the fabulous taste of this traditional fall treat. The recipes show that the caramel apple flavor is more than just a snack on a stick. Did you know that October 31 is National Caramel Apple…

Herb Identification – Identifying Fresh Herbs

Common kitchen herbs

How well do you know the names of the fresh herbs? Many herbs look quite similar, so it’s easy to be confused. This visual guide to herb identification makes identifying fresh herbs a snap. Herb Identification  – Do you know your herbs? Most people know the names of a few fresh herbs that are most commonly…

Fall Foliage – Garden Fences and Gates in Autumn

Fall Foliage - Garden Fences and Gates

Is fall foliage at its peak where you live? Here in NC, the colors are ablaze. In these photos garden fences and gates, surrounded by the colorful fall leaves, tell the story of the change of seasons beautifully. I was born in Maine and fall has always been my time of the year.  Nature turns…

Herbs to Grow Indoors – 10 Best Herbs for Sunny Windowsills

Best herbs for growing indoors

There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh herbs to really add a boost to your home made recipes.  Many gardeners enjoy growing herbs outside during the summer months, but winter temperatures will kill them off for a while.  Growing herbs indoors is the answer. Which herbs should choose for your indoor garden?  Here…

Fall Gardening Check List – Tips for Fall Garden Maintenance

Fall gardening maintenance

This fall gardening check list will help you get ready for the gardening off-season. Learn about autumn garden care and how to winterize your outdoor space to make things so much easier when the garden starts blooming next spring. Getting out in the garden this time of the year is a great time to look…

Growing Herbs Indoors – How to Grow Herb Plants Inside

Herbs for indoor gardens

I love growing herbs in my garden but most of them die off in the winter months.  Since I use herbs for cooking all the time, my answer is growing herbs indoors during the winter. Some herbs are annuals and need to be planted each year, and others are perennials and will continue growing year after…

Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices – Warm Cinnamon Apples

cinnamon baked apple slices

Ever since I was a little girl, apples and pork were flavors that I really loved.  I often make homemade applesauce to go with a pork dish but for tonight’s dinner, I am using apple slices instead.  These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I…

Fall Entryway Makeover- Decorate your Front Door for Autumn

This fall entryway makeover brings in the rustic colors of autumn to my front doorway. #LowesFallDecor #IC #ad

This post was sponsored by Lowe’s as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. It’s time for a Fall Entryway Makeover. This Fall Entryway Makeover takes my front door and entry through from fall and right into Thanksgiving with natural elements and the rustic…

Home Made Miracle Grow – Make your Own Homemade Plant Fertilizer

Homemade Miracle grow and other plant fertilizers

Many people who garden do not like to use commercial products to fertilize their plants. They prefer natural ingredients.   Green is in when it comes to gardening.  If this is you…you are in luck.  Here are 5 ways to make your own Home Made Miracle Grow and other plant fertilizers. Normal retail plant fertilizers often…

Halloween party tips – Budget Friendly Ghoulish Fun for Halloween

Halloween party tips

I love this time of the year.  The heat of the summer is almost gone and the leaves are starting to turn color.  And, more importantly, it is the beginning of three months of non stop parties and entertaining. If you are planning on having a scary get together for Halloween, these budget friendly Halloween…