twig arbor covered in greenery

First you build a twig arbor covered in greenery and then you plant some bulbs. Plant bulbs of all sorts and for every season. That is how to get the best curb appeal at the lowest price.   This twig gate is very inexpensive and just look at how they carried out the theme in…

Going a little nuts with cottage style gardening

I go a little nuts with cottage style gardening and take loads of pictures of those I admire. In this mosaic of photos you’ll see all the elements I think are important in creating cottage style gardening. It’s not that easy. You have to understand the color wheel and know your plants. You have to…

When the sky turns red, white, and blue

The setting sun painted an appropriate backdrop tonight over the Cape Fear river in Wilmington, North Carolina. The patriotic clap of glory sung true over the souls of those who served on the USS North Carolina of WW2 and shook hands with the currently serving men and vessel of the cutter Diligence. It was a…

Kitties make walkways more friendly

This street has it all. It has a brick sidewalk, attractive plantings, beautiful homes, and mature trees. You know this took several generations of people planning and caring about how it will/would be for them and those who pass on the street. I wish this sort of thing was mandatory. I don’t mean to make…