Garden Tour – Manhattan Beach, CA

My sis lives in beautiful Manhattan Beach, CA – home to Hollywood movie stars AND gorgeous xeriscaping and succulent gardens which are perfect for water conservation since CA is currently experiencing a severe drought. I love visiting her and walking her sweet dog on The Strand by the Pacific Ocean. … Continue Reading →

Gathering of Gardeners

Spring 2015 begins 5th season growing season of my backyard’s transformation and I’ve recently been told it’s starting to look Zen or Japanese. So many people have helped me along the way to gain the confidence and skills to create my little 1/2 acre garden sanctuary.  I’ve met some truly … Continue Reading →

Garden Tour – Jenkins Arboretum, PA

One of the first garden tours I took after moving to PA was to Jenkins Arboretum. It’s one of the few arboretums open free to the public 365 days a year from 8 am to sunset. Jenkins offers a variety of educational classes, tours, seminars, art exhibits, guest speakers, and annual … Continue Reading →

Green is the New Black

I’m seeing GREEN and it’s not from envy!  It’s from weeds, moss, poison ivy, and living in total shade. Help, I need some color therapy! Just look at this backyard photo taken in May 2011 during our first summer.  You can’t even see the blue sky.  Quite a contrast from the Colorado … Continue Reading →

Wagons Ho, Moving East!

What does moving have to do with a blog about DIY gardening? When you have moved as much as us, quite a bit. Everything changes.  There are 3 things in life you can always count on… CHANGE, CHANGE, and CHANGE! We have a fridge magnet from our first move with a our … Continue Reading →