Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mum's The Word!

 Its time again for another fabulous Lowe's Creative Ideas project and this month it is All About Mums!

So when I heard that was the theme I knew it would be a fun one to challenge myself with.

So after thinking about it for awhile...

And being inspired by Pinterest and pictures on Facebook....

I decided to do an entire week just about MUMS!

This vignette started with my favorite plaid fall rug and a new McCoy small pottery piece I got at a yardsale this weekend.  Isn't it darling?  I think it was $2!  What a steal :)

 I added it with some greenery and two containers of sedums.  The green one is one that has been on the deck all summer.  It is just a groundcover sedum start from the garden.  But it has been so pretty even during the hot, dry weeks.

The hen and chicks is a new one from Lowe's, I loved the big fat petals.  The container is from the same yardsale, I think this one was $1.  It doesn't have any markings but I think it is old as well.  Love the colors.

Another shot of the sedum.  It was marked down to $3 and I will move it to my kitchen window for the winter then back outside next spring.

The mums I picked up were in the 4" pots.  They were $1.99 and look beautiful.  I love the smaller sized ones to tuck into nooks and crannies.  I also have very good luck planting them and having them come back year after year if I buy the smaller sized ones.

I really loved the deep magenta color as well.  They will be beautiful in the borders next year.

Okay, this is just day one!  So come back for new ideas every day this week.  

Thanks so much to the good people at Lowes Creative Ideas for letting gardens like me get their hands dirty and their creative ideas working overtime. I am so excited to share with you my upcoming projects.

Being a part of the Creators and Influencers Garden Team been a dream come true. Its so much fun to create something so special and then sharing it with you my dear friends and readers. Please if you are not a follower consider becoming one so you can see more of my upcoming projects.
Take the time to visit Lowe’s and see what's blooming, I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!
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 Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House
Macro Mondays with Lisa's Chaos
Metamorphasis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Keeping it Simple's, Motivate Me Monday's
Boogie Board Cottage's, Masterpiece Monday's
Cowgirl Linkup Party @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Show & Tell @ The Delectable Home
Cozy Home Party @ Your Cozy Home Scenes

The Country Garden Showcase @ White Wolf Summit Farmgirl

Amaze me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Craftastic Monday @ Sew Can Do
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Making the World Cuter Monday @ Making the World Cuter Monday
 Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
Today’s Treasures @ Southern Hospitality

Pink Hippo Party @ Pinkapotamus

Bedazzle me Monday @Everything Under the Moon

Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Just A Party with My Peeps @ How to Nest for Less
It's Show Off Monday @ Kampen Lane

Look for more fall decorating post all this week.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Country Living

 Welcome dear friends and new readers!
 Welcome to our country home in Southern Indiana.
 We built our home in 2006.
 So it is a bit over six years old now...
 The front gardens you see here are the oldest.
 This is where I started in 2007, the front walks.
 Now I have made my way around the house and back again.
 But it is still some of my favorites areas.
 We live way off the beaten path, about a mile from the highway on a gravel road.
 It takes me about 5 minutes to get to our small town, but 30 minutes to get to Walmarts and such.
We love it out here.  I would hate to ever have to live in town again.
We have forgotten want pizza delivery is and the luxury of walking to the store.
But we traded it for a 48 acre lake and wildlife at our backdoor.
But I will have to say I have been a bit shook up here lately.
We have a bobcat in the woods behind our house.
The neighbors have seen him and I have heard him twice.  Scared me to half to death!
I don't know if you have ever heard a bobcat scream or whatever he does that makes that sound, but you will never forget it.  I think it is more so because I have had the windows down in the house of an evening...  But me and my little dog are staying pretty close after dark!  I know they are more afraid of me and only are about 50 pounds, but dang.... that is one scary noise at night!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Gardening!

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Debbiedoo's Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Perfect Old Fashioned Antique Rose....

Today I am featuring a very old rose called 'Coquette Des Blanches'.
If you have came to the house for a garden tour, it is the rose I can never think of the name of.
 Not that you could just go and find this one, it is not regularly found in garden centers.
 But believe to or not I got it as a bag rose about five years ago.
It is called a Hybrid Noisette Rose. It is classified as a Bourbon from 1871.
There are a few places online that do still carry it.
But I am over the moon happy to grow such a beautiful old, repeat blooming rose.
The soft pink color blends beautifully with the front walk colors.
And the delicate blooms are nearly as tall as I am, making them easy to smell and admire.
I grow several antique roses in my gardens.
But this is hands down the best performer and easiest of them. 
I wish it had a stronger scent, but it makes up for it in blooms.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Gardening!

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