Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

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As I get older, I really want to do my part and try to live greener and try to protect this beautiful land of ours.  I am especially concerned at the amount of plastic being found in our oceans and lakes and the dire consequences it is having on many fish and birds to reptiles and mammals, etc.  Many are consuming large amounts of these plastics, often times resulting in death and many are now considered endangered or in threat of becoming extinct.  Unfortunately, nothing can be done about what's already out there(with the exception of volunteering to try to clean up this mess), but let's make a real effort to try to cut back on the amount of waste we produce, especially plastics, which most are not really recyclable and take thousands of years to decompose and can release harmful toxins into the environment.  

So, go out and plant a tree  ~ not only do they add beauty, 
but they provide much needed oxygen and help cool the environment. 

If you can't do that, take little steps to improve what you can ~  using paper instead of plastic, brown bagging it, using your own bag, using environmental friendly products (I love Seventh Generation) you get the idea...



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Pretty in Pink!

I must confess...I'm a little partial to pink.  
Especially pink flowers! 

I absolutely LOVE these pale pink petunias
 and I plant them 
in many containers in our yard!

I planted pale pink phlox in a large container and I think it looks nice 
along with some hens and chicks...
I plan on making this a fairy garden with some lights and 
whatever else sparks my interest.

I love the color of these lush Ranunculus ~ 
they really brighten up any space!

A closeup shot of some sweet cherry of my favorites!

Hope these brighten your day!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung and I am always excited with the change of's a sort of rebirth where everything seems to come to life.  I'm always a little surprised when the grass starts to turn green, after a long drab colorless winter ~ it's so nice to see some color again!

I also simply adore tulips and wish I had more of them, but I plant a few in pots for a quick fix ~
 in my opinion you can never have enough of these sweet flowers. 

I planted these in my flower boxes and will switch them with petunias in a few weeks.  

Have a beautiful spring and a Blessed Easter