Sunday, August 4, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Do you like radishes? I often plant them in my garden and then use them in salads. Radishes grow easily from seeds and are a fun project for young gardeners. The best radishes are those that are harvested at the right time. Plant them in cool weather and provide moisture.
Spring varieties mature fast and it's best when you check often by pushing away a bit of soil and checking on the growing bulb. They should not be too spicy or too tough tasting.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I just came back from a trip to Salt Lake City and wanted to share some of my photos from the Gardner Village. This rustic, small village is compromised of restored historic homes and buildings surrounding a Gardner Mill and a flour mill built by Scottish immigrant Archibald Gardner in 1877.
As I walked around the site I noticed brass plaques on the buildings which tell the stories of each of the historic structures. The mill, which is on the National Historic Register, houses a large store specializing in country furniture and gift items. For the Halloween season it was filled with seasonal decor and special fall treats.
I loved seeing all the pumkins and made a mental note for next year to place some gourds in between my own flower beds. Of course witches were all over the place and quiet funny to look at. The village was teeming with children and made for a very lively setting.
Friday, September 28, 2012
I love walking through neighborhoods during the holidays and seeing front lawns and entry ways lit up with clever holiday decorations. While browsing through my stack of ideas to utilize one day, I came across this lovely tutorial, which I thought I share today.
Turn Pumpkin on it's side and use a knife to carve out a circular opening on the bottom . Make it large enough so that you can scrape out the flesh and seeds. A serrated loop tool comes in handy to scrape out the inner walls.
Mark horizontal lines using a tape if you like evenly spaced holes. otherwise use a marker and place marks randomly. Using a drill make 1/4 inch sized holes in any pattern you like.
Once all holes are drilled place your string lights inside and place one bulb in each opening. Then return the bottom making sure that the plug sticks out. Turn the pumkin right side up, plug it in a timer and watch as it starts to magically glow at night.