We got Creative with our house plants

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Hand made lantern from New Mexico

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Outdoor lantern

To show off  our indoor plants at their best we are getting creative with how we place them around the house or in the office.

We used crystal bowls, baskets, buckets in metal, ceramic, plastic, and even clay lanterns. For times we have company and forgotten to buy cut flowers we bring in our flowering pots, even the herbs indoors & give our rustic pots a make over. It is fun you should try it.🌿

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Handmade  pottery

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Rosemary & Lilac

Rosemary & lilac together not only look beautiful, but the fragrant brings summer indoors.

French lilac has a calming effect that eases anxiety.

Rosemary’s fragrant reduces stress levels, nervous tension, and boosts mental activity.

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Lilac With rosemary
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Lilac clippings

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Mulberries a must in your trail mix

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Mulberries are a product of the Morus alba tree. Leaves & stems even contain nutrients
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Red mulberries – the fruit, like grapes, is red or white and grows in bunches called “drupes.”

Add this delicious small fruit to your trail mix. You can buy them easily On line anywhere. This small sweet delicious fruit is not very well know for its nutritional value, since the fresh fruit itself is almost impossible to buy fully ripped. But don’t give up on it’s delicious special sweetness. Keep them in a glass jar on your kitchen counter, and add it to your salad, yogurt, or just enjoy it with your morning coffee.

Benefits are:

Source of Antioxidants

Supports the Immune System

Supports Healthy Blood Sugar

Brain Protection

 

 

Early Spring Blooms indoors

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Bring the blooms indoors

We can bring early spring indoors, by cutting a few branches of trees and shrubs, and have them bloom early indoors.

Here is what to look for:

Azalea, beauty bush, crab apple, flowering quince, magnolia, pussy willow, redbud , serviceberry, witch hazel, forsythia, rhododendron, spirea, and fruit trees : cherries, pears, and apples.

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Rhododendron buds
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Redbud, look for younger ones these are already ready to bloom
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Redbud
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Rhododendron buds
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Azalea blooms

If you can cut the branches in a warm day look for swollen, plump buds. Cut branches at an angle and be sure you cut them long enough to stand out in your container. To get water quickly to branches smashing the bottoms of your branches gently, will make it easier for the branches to take up water. For these young buds to go through the transition place your container away from sunlight, in a cool location.

Whitin 1 – 6 weeks you should see the buds swell and begin to open, and ready to be placed in sunlight.

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Quince buds
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Tulip tree buds

 

Bulbs To grow indoors

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Hyacinths

For indoor blooms, the easiest bulbs are:

hyacinths

crocus

muscari

daffodils

Tulips

How to plant the bulbs:

Use a shallow, wide pot that’s 4″ to 6″ deep. There should be at least 2″ below the bulbs for root growth. The very top of the bulbs can be even with the pot rim. Use a standard potting mix.

10 Inspiring Coffee Table Books to Own

Keeping beautiful books close by is our main purpose for decorating every room with layers and stacks of books. Rare titles or the ones we have collected while traveling.

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The Masterworks by: Bill Pryce

 

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The gardens of Arne Maynard
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Martha’s Flowers
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Fashion climbing a memoir with photographs, Bill Cunningham

 

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Velo City
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Make Ink
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Supersonic
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Speed, Style, and Beauty. Card from RL collection
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The World of Birds
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A book for your meals and memories by: Jacques Pepin