Friday, October 30, 2015

Rosemary reoplacements

We finally got rain--a lot of rain!--and since rosemary hate wet feet, we lost some.  We usually plant them high and dry 'cause we lost a number over the years before we learned better. However, we planted some in the big brick planter in front of the house 'cause it was always dry.  And then we got the deluge(s), and I noticed one day that a new little rosemary (Irene) was sitting in a pool of water.  The planter is divided into segments, and the middle part obviously doesn't drain!!  We didn't know that since we didn't get that much rain since we moved here a few years ago.  So little Irene was a goner.  We recently ordered four more (minimum order there --The Growers Exchange)--everyone  was out of Irene, so we got: Rosemary 'Prostrate' (we wanted a creeping rosemary), Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue', Rosemary 'Hardy Hill', and Rosemary 'Salem'.  

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Decorating ideas: Before and After (link)

Here are some inspiring ideas from HGTV.com for making a quick change in your home: One Day, One Change Projects

Hmm.  I assume the pool is still there in that outdoor project; they just added a cool lounging area?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Small space decorating advice (link)

Here are some suggestions on what to do and what to avoid in your small space from HGTV.com: Small-Space Decorating Mistakes

Here are some good ideas on what to avoid and what to use, including the trendy sliding barn door.  Painted to match the walls or trim, it looks a lot better...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Organizing mistakes to avoid (link)

From HGTV.com: So, what are you doing wrong?  27 Organizing Mistakes 

Well, I confess that I post important messages--like why I'm not at home--on the fridge and put the mail on my desk so I don't forget to tackle it!