Monday, April 16, 2018

Here & Now

It's time for our April Here & Now post as part of the monthly link-up hosted by Sarah of Say! Little Hen. You can find all of this month's participants and their links in the April Here & Now to explore what's happening in everyone's Here & Now - please join us if you wish!  I am currently:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Painted Garden Markers for Trees, Shrubs, and Large Plants {Guest Post}

We recently shared a collaboration post with our partner blog Creativity Unmasked on how to make these gorgeous custom plant markers. Head to Creativity Unmasked for the full step-by-step DIY details. I am absolutely smitten with the tags and will definitely be making some similar tags for the new garden!  The double tie points hold the tags securely in position without being battered about by winds. The tags combined with stretchy t-shirt yarn work perfectly to hold securely but gently around larger trees, like my young pip and stone fruit trees, but also onto smaller shrubs or the supporting stakes for brambles or climbers. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Leaf Scorch and Wind Desiccation Damage

Recent extreme weather conditions have turned our region into brown and crinkly landscape of discoloured leaves and littered ground well before autumn colours should be turning.  It's a major bummer for gardeners, but a good opportunity to share a post about something that often catches folks by surprise - storm desiccation wind damage on plants despite concurrent heavy rainfalls.