I know I’ve been a little spotty lately with my postings–packing and moving while trying to sell a house during flower and garden show travel season has kinda messed with my blog writing schedule! But I’m determined to get back on track here, so here’s my Friday miscellany for your reading pleasure:
I was watching The Revolution the other day and saw these tips on freshening up your front door. I love front doors done well–paint it a different color, add some potted plants, buy something a bit more custom. Anyway, check out these tips and see if there’s something there to help you liven your entryway up!
Gorgeous Contrast: I was at The LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center a couple of weeks ago, and saw this gorgeous combination of agave with California poppies. Isn’t the contrast stunning? The tough spiky agave softened with the buttercup yellow delicate bloom. I love vignettes like these in the garden.
New blog: Well, it’s not a new blog, rather a redesigned one by my friend Theresa Loe. Go check out Living Homegrown if you’re into gardening, chicken raising, growing food and preserving it. Theresa is not only my dear friend, but also the talented co-executive producer of Growing a Greener World, a PBS show about living green through gardening, cooking and relating to the world around us.
Urban Farm Update: Now that I’m living down at the Hunky Foreman’s, our plan for urban farm domination is taking shape. The herb and vegetable garden is in full planting mode, the chicken coop plans are being finalized (sort of–Brett and I have some different opinions), and I’m getting more ideas about how to lay out a more formal raised bed area. We also have had several visits from the neighborhood miniature horse (maybe it’s a Shetland pony?):
I like the idea of the little horse in the back, and to be truthful, Blue likes to eat our dandelion collection–so that’s awesome. We might need to set up a visitation schedule to keep everybody happy, but he is a cute little guy, isn’t he?
That’s it for this week’s round up of odds and ends in the garden world–I hope you all have an awesome weekend and get out and enjoy the spring weather!