lovely lantana

June 7, 2011

Gardening at our home at the beach in the coastal Carolinas was difficult, at best.  I had to find plants, flowers and bushes that could thrive in sandy soil and were drought tolerant.  Luckily for me, our front yard was always overflowing with bright gold, orange, pink and red flowers from spring until fall every…

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secret garden

May 11, 2011

Yesterday I discovered one of North Carolina’s best kept landscaping secrets…acres and acres of every plant, bush, shrub, tree and groundcover you could imagine for a FRACTION of the price of Lowe’s, Home Depot and every local nursery.  The best part?  You don’t need to be a builder or landscaper to shop.  Located on the outskirts…

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landscapes unique

April 20, 2011

We opened the pool two weeks ago and since then, it’s been a mad dash to get the backyard and, namely, the deck in entertainment mode.  The pollen hasn’t made that easy, by the way-check out my pile after sweeping the screened-in porch… As I (painstakingly) apply the second coat of stain and sealant on…

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wonderful world of window boxes

March 10, 2011

Spring is in the air-well, kinda-and with the warmer temperatures, I have landscaping on the brain.  Next month, before the humidity gets too high, I’m completely re-doing the landscaping in the front of our home.  While that’s one way to increase your curb appeal, it’s certainly not the easiest or the cheapest (in my defense,…

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