#diy, Affordable, Gardening, Native Plants

The Easy Garden

My hubby, Jim and I have successfully created both small and large gardens. In today's post, I share what we have learned from our gardens, as well as helpful resources like gardening books and our local garden extension office. Understanding your site and selecting the right plants will help you create a beautiful garden, whether… Continue reading The Easy Garden

Mountain Gardens, Native Plants

Mountain Garden Ideas

In today's post, I provide helpful tips and resources for creating your own magical mountain garden. Our plan is to create perennial gardens to take advantage of the mountain views from our home site. We will be using ornamental and native plants suited for US Hardiness Zone 5b around our future home, as well as… Continue reading Mountain Garden Ideas

Gardening, Native Plants

Coastal Modern Garden

Jim and I have transformed garden spaces before, including a much larger garden than the Coastal Modern home. We wanted to wait until the inside of the home was complete before we dug into the garden, plus winter is definitely the time to be outside in South Florida. As you can see from the picture… Continue reading Coastal Modern Garden

Gardening, Gardening in the tropics

A Garden Should Welcome a Soul

When we're not exploring the mountains, we enjoy spending time in our garden. As you can see, it's a very different environment than our property in Montana. We've chosen to fill our tropical garden with colorful plants and flowers that offer privacy and beautiful views. Layering native plants provides cover, berries and seeds for butterflies,… Continue reading A Garden Should Welcome a Soul