Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Proven Winners, however all opinions and flower pot mishaps are 100% mine. A few weeks ago, I was perusing the Home Depot completely unaware of the valuable life lesson that was about to play out before my very eyes. The Circus and I had a slew of errands to…
I am willing spring to come with this project. Willing the cold cold cold air of yesterday to go away and the warmth that we enjoyed just on Monday to return. Living in the Tennessee valley, you literally never know what the weather may bring. And now, I just realized I sound like an old…
One summer, my great uncle and I got into gardening.
Ok well, it was more me and he just listened to me rant on about it.
We visited every Lowe’s, Home Depot, plant nursery and any store basically within an hour of us that was selling plants.
He bought each of us a rose bush.
I bought each of us a tropical plant of some sort.
As if I know the name, I just thought it was pretty.
The rose bushes lived.
The tropical plants died.
As did anything else I purchased.
I read his mother’s book on gardening that was thicker than the Bible.
I’m not kidding. I still have it.
I attempted to propogate hydrangeas.
I divided irises.
I ordered a ridiculous amount of flower seeds from a specialty seed company and planted every last one of them.
Much to my dismay, not a darn thing lived except for a few irises.
It was apparent that summer that me and flowers didn’t get along too well.
When I realized Grunt Labor was such a fantastic gardener, I jumped for joy and didn’t worry with anything flower related again.
Things have changed though.
I have now achieved green thumb status, y’all.
And I didn’t have to lie, cheat or steal to get it.
Ok, I did cheat a little…
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The last time I wrote about gardening or flowers in general, I was apparently misleading.
You see the post was titled how to get a yard full of hydrangeas, but all I did to get a yard full of beautiful hydrangeas was have a husband who heard me say I’d never leave if I had them.
So I see where you may have been a bit miffed with me.
But it was a good story, no?
This time though, I promise, I actually have real tips and tricks for you on how to get those glorious container gardens that we all lust after at the plant nurseries.
Last Wednesday they let me into the Nashville Symphony Show House.
I’m quite certain the powers that be must have never read my blog before to know that this gal is borderline redneck and hadn’t set foot in such a fancy house before – otherwise they may have thought twice before sending my invitation.
I walked out of that house scolding myself for using inappropriate language in front of people who never met me before, but brimming over with DIY and decorating ideas.
I quickly got over the inappropriate language scolding. I feel overall they became better people for having met me.
The ideas though – my head is still spinning. Here’s 14 stunning home ideas that I took away from the Nashville Symphony Show House – and really, there were waaaay more than 14, but I felt I should cut it off somewhere instead of keeping you stuck here reading all day.
I was hoping all my fun planters would be ready for some beauty shots by now, but they are not except for this one. And its my favorite anyway. Its an old metal teapot planter. The best thing about it? I scoured it up from my Pap’s old toolshed. He used to keep random nuts,…