Category Archives: Make It

Miniature Champagne Bouquet

Is there anything cuter than a miniaturized version of something? When I opened my Christmas present from my niece Sarah and discovered the tiny bottle of prosecco, it elicited the same response I have to kittens. I knew the adorable … Continue reading

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Inspiration Rocks!

Since our shelter at home orders began, our peaceful and appealing neighborhood road has seen more walkers and joggers than ever. I frequently walk to the beach for good exercise, but I also find it meditative. A stroll quiets the … Continue reading

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Perfume Bottle Bouquet of Gold Lace Primrose

Could there be a cooler looking flower? I remember when I first saw Gold Lace Primrose (Primula x polyantha ‘Mahogany Sunrise’), I was smitten with the combination of deepest, velvety red with bright gold. I associate these rich, warm colors … Continue reading

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Gardening Through Art Workshops

Friend, local artist, teacher and family farmer Elise Watness Maupin of Joyful Plant is hosting a new set of Gardening Through Art workshops starting next month.  She’s inviting folks of all experience levels to participate in monthly classes for discovery … Continue reading

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Camellia Floating Flower Arrangements–Make It

There are several flowers that lend themselves particularly well to floating on water rather than bunched on their stems in a vase. These flowers tend to hang downward from the stem, so that  their cheery faces are obscured.  Many species … Continue reading

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Insect Hotels–Design Inspiration

Going to the NW Flower & Garden Show yesterday recharged my gardening batteries. Inspiration was everywhere, but mostly in the people I met and those I reconnected with.  Landscapers, horticulturists, welders, sculptors, painters–artists all, whose ingenuity and skillful craft lit … Continue reading

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Flower Solutions for a Shady Front Entry–Make It

What does your main entry say about you?  The front door is the first impression when guests arrive. Whether close enough to the street to play into “curb appeal” or privately situated behind a hedge or gate, it matters that … Continue reading

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Attract Bats to your Garden with the Rocket box

Are you interested in attracting bats to your garden?  If so, this is a great time of year to plan for their arrival.  Many of the bats we see here in the Northwest have either gone south for the winter, … Continue reading

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Contain yourself! Terrariums made with Found Objects

The terrarium craze started picking up steam several years ago and is now THE THING in container gardening.  How fabulous it is to see this art form coming back with a fresh spin.  Last month’s NW Flower and Garden Show … Continue reading

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NW Flower & Garden Show–Rain Barrels of Fun

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show opened Wednesday and I was thrilled to get out of the rain and enjoy some garden theatre at the WA State Convention Center in Seattle where inside it is already spring!  As always, the … Continue reading

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