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Blue Houseplant from Indoor Plant Decor

Houseplants Part I – Books and Ideas

Houseplants terrify me. I am gradually changing my mind about houseplants and see them as a great way to bring some garden love into the house at the end of the garden season. It’s...

White and Blue Pumpkins

Tips For Growing White Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkins. I loved these displays of blue and white pumpkins at the Morton Arboretum. While it is too late to plant a pumpkin this season, it is not too late...

Giant halloween spider made from recycled materials

Giant Halloween Spider Decoration

Green Tip: Reuse whatever you can from home to make crafts for the holiday season instead of spending money – like building a giant halloween spider decoration! (***This post was originally posted in 2010,...

Eco Glasses Bright Colors

Eco-Glasses Review – Who Knew?

My eyeballs are not the same. When the doc told me that all people “hit a certain age” and have to have glasses I balked, I wailed, I whined. But here we are. I...

Fall Graffiti Fence View Shawna Coronado

HOA Gang Graffiti Fence Battle Ends

Do you think a blank fence inspires less gang graffiti violence then a fence filled with inspiring art? Many of you have been sending inquiries asking me what the final view of the graffiti...

Fall Tree Photo Shawna Coronado

How To Make Leaf Mold Compost

Fall is coming on and most of us will be closing up our gardens soon. Now is the time to discuss leaf mold compost, which is truly THE BEST all natural compost to add...

Refrigerator Recycling Art

Recycle Your Refrigerator and Earn Money

Annually, over 9 million refrigerators and freezers are thrown in landfills around the world. 9 M-I-L-L-I-O-N. That, my friends, is an astonishing pile up of mostly pre-1995 refrigerators that use chemicals which are toxic...

Cold Frame Photo Chicago Botanic Garden

Cold Frames To Protect Your Garden

Every spring and fall I try to make it out to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see what inspiration they might toss at me in those transitional gardening seasons. In both the fall and...

Orange Garden Chair and White Cat Feature Photo

Garden Design With Orange Colors

Up the road a ways from my home in my very suburban neighborhood is a lovely little garden designed with orange colors and an adorable white cat. The gardener grows tall orange and mixed...