Caring For Your Christmas Rosemary


If you’ve been out shopping for Christmas decorations you may have seen what looked like a pint-sized Christmas tree. That was probably a rosemary bush shaped into the Christmas tree form. This is really no surprise because the essential oils in rosemary produce a scent similar to pine trees. Beautiful though they are, rosemary holiday

Ten Terracotta Tricks

Terracotta Pots

Plastic Liners – If you like the look of terracotta pots but hate how quickly they dry out, line them with a plastic pot before planting. The plastic pot will help retain moisture in the soil but you’ll still enjoy the rustic look of terracotta. Terracotta Flues – When looking for terracotta, don’t confine yourself

Potpourri For Fall Fragrance


The sense of smell can evoke powerful memories. One whiff of a familiar aroma can transport us to another place and time. Researchers have found that when we first smell something the information is stored in our brain’s memory cortex. It’s also passed to the brain’s limbic system that controls emotions, memory, and behavior. With

Adding Herbs to a Fall Wreath

At last, the grip of summer is loosening and the daytime highs are settling down. Next week I plan to bring out my fall swags and candles. The other day I was at my local craft store and bought a vine wreath to add to the fall decor. It’s nice as-is but I just know

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


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