Homecoming with a twist

One large succulent leaf, calla,  bling and wire for the guy.

 

Not the typical corsage..used some succulents.
Not the typical corsage..used some succulents and freesia.

 

Peakock feathers and a little bling.
Peakock feathers and a little bling.

 

White mini orchids and succulents.
White mini orchids and succulents.

Garden Tour

Last night it got down to 27 degrees so the annuals were gone this morning. Everything else looks good for the tour Doug gave today for the Oregon State Garden Club board .  It  amazes me his memory of trees and plants …either botonical or common name and characteristics!

Doug in his element!
Doug in his element!

 

Things looked good even with the frost.
Things looked good even with the frost.
This is new to the gardens. It is in memory to two lovable dogs we miss daily:(.
This is new to the gardens. It is in memory to two lovable dogs we miss daily:(.
This is new as well, but not finished! Going to put tumbled glass around to cover the liner.
This is new as well, but not finished! Going to put tumbled glass around to cover the liner.

John Deere Makes Everything!

John Deere makes everything!

Used this cookie jar to celebrate Cole’s birth……got it at the  John Deere store!

Our previous mower died this summer and purchased this MULCHING mower in tis place.
Our previous mower died this summer and purchased this MULCHING mower in its place.
The old mower took forever to mow and dump the grass and then where to put the mowed grass…..landfill?
This John Deere Mulching Mower is a life saver! Can mow in 45 minutes and the grass looks the best it ever has!  We  have fertilized less and it is greener and so are we!
Can you tell I love this mower?
Dont you think it looks great?
Don't you think it looks great?
This area of lawn has never looked so good.
This area of lawn has never looked so good.
We usually overseed it once a year.
We usually overseed it once a year.
So if you want you lawn to look like this go to the   RDO John Deere store and ask for Marty! Don’t you think I deserve a hat?

Babysitting….

Bugs keeps a watchful eye on Cole.
Bugs keeps a watchful eye on Cole.

 

She isnt far from him wherever he goes.
She isn't far from him wherever he goes. The love of a dog, nothing can match it.
He is such a happy boy, how wonderful to have him!
He is such a happy boy, how wonderful to have him!

Fall Colors

aSun Valley Red MAple and Tiger Eye Sumac are fabulous in the fall....hint the reasons they were planted.
Sun Valley Red Maple and Tiger Eye Sumac are fabulous in the fall….hint the reason they were planted.

Fall mums, cabbage, kale, fountain grass, monterey cypres, fairytale pumpkin, sedums.

Fall mums, cabbage, kale, fountain grass, monterey cypres and a  fairytale pumpkin.

Decorating the flower room…

Found these great curtains at Pier 1 in the clearance
Found these great curtains at Pier 1 in the clearance
Benjamin Moore slasa
Benjamin Moore salsa

Only painted salsa on the interior doors (don’t worry)!

Eddie Ross  said, ” It doesn’t need to be expensive to be beautiful” and I agree with him.

Doug (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS) at work!

This is how it all started...
This is how it all started...
and it was in kind of a blurr……
and this is how it ended up!!
and this is how it ended up!!
There is usually so much pruning in the gardens that some years he skips some things. That was his excuse for the severe pruning on these pines!
There is usually so much pruning in the gardens that some years he skips some things. That was his excuse for the severe pruning on these pines!

Flower Design Show/Open House

This chair is my project this winter to make!
This chair is my project this winter to make!

Alyssa, Val and I attended the Portland Flower Market Fall Design Show and Open House.  This was the only photo I took! Sorry..

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