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David Austin rose

Garden Bouquet

I posted a picture on Facebook of this garden bouquet which I gathered tonight. I adore the David Austin roses sent to me from the company almost 5 years ago. Spring is so hopeful in the yard while everything is blooming. Just have to keep the momentum going through summer! In the video you will see what stems I chose tonight, and a few ideas on what to plant from seed. Easy seed planting ideas are... Zinnias---try different varieties and colors. This year I've continued last years' theme of "romance"-- lavender, pinks, corals in addition to the vibrant colors--red, yellow and purple. I … [Read More...]


Mother’s Day Floral Pop Up Shop

  What is a " Pop Up Shop" You ask? Since I don't have a shingle hanging, I am hosting a pop up shop in my workshop for you to come by and select a Mother's Day bouquet between 12noon and 3pm  Saturday, May 7th.  Pastels are the main colors this year--cool and feminine.  All bouquets are $50.  Sam will deliver on Saturday if you give him a $10 tip! Pre-Ordering recommended.  Email me     mlchgarden@wowway.com … [Read More...]

green tea

Iced Green Tea Limeade

Time for a cool drink- something on ice and with a bold flavor. I found this recipe for Iced Green Tea Limeade in Better Nutrition's 'nourish & heal' publication. Grabbed from grocery store magazine rack. The article is titled "7 Ways to BOOST Your Energy". Lately, I've noticed a drop in energy about 2 hours after my a.m. workout and errand running so I thought I would give this a try. Green tea is noted for its EGCG which stirs up fat burning and creates energy boosting metabolism.  The article says you can make with Match tea, too. May give that a shot after I finish this … [Read More...]