Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas


Rustic Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas!

Create the perfect get-away by creating a relaxing, rustic, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat, in your very own back yard! Use this list of my favorite, charming, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas to help create a soft and relaxing atmosphere, by using natural elements, such as terra cotta pots, wooden lanterns, galvanized metal and lots of mixed shades of white.

Last summer we added a brick patio area to our yard, as a place where we can sit to keep an eye on our young children playing in their tree-house/sandbox/swing-set/play area.

This area would also serve as the perfect place to host my lovely fellow neighborhood-moms when they bring their children over to play. We often try to get together throughout the summer to sip a refreshing glass of Moscatto or Sangria, and of course let the children run wild! Continue reading

Easy DIY Mulch Garden that will Last for Years!



We have now been in our current family home for about 6 or 7 years, and I imagine that this home will be our home forever!

When we first moved in, the front of our house had a few bushes, but other than that, it was pretty sparse looking…

We decided that we wanted to do a large mulch flowerbed to give it a little more curb appeal. I’d never done a mulch garden before, but thought that I would like to give it a try.

Here we are, about 6 years later, and let me tell you, this mulch garden is still going strong! I only have to weed it about once, maybe twice a year, and maybe have to top it up with one or two new bags of mulch a year! (I actually only used half a bag this year!)

The first thing we did was layout the shape of our garden. Since the bushes were already planted before we moved in, we had to kind of work around/work them into our plan. We kind of ended up with a weird wavy shaped garden, but I think that kind of gives it a little more character. Continue reading

5 Tips for Growing a Successful Asparagus Patch!

Did you know that asparagus is actually separated into male and female shoots?! The male shoots are the ones that you harvest and eat, while the female shoots are the ones that you let grow and go to seed, in order to expand your patch.

I definitely don’t have the greenest thumb in my family, but I certainly am proud of my first little asparagus patch! It is now three years old, meaning that next year, it will be ready to be harvested throughout the season!

It’s doing so well, that I thought I would share some of the extra measures that I took to help ensure success.

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