Monday, September 22, 2014

Back of the house

Its is a lovely fall morning and I had to take a picture of the back house.  It is just wonderful to sit out here and enjoy the early morning sun ans breeze.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


It always feel surreal walking outside my house to see views few years ago we could only dream of. I am grateful for life, good health, family and the place we call home. We have truly been blessed.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Growing garden

It started out as a trial and now it just wonderful to see the progress

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hostas Under Pine Trees

Last year if you remember I planted a lot of hostas that the local deers eat them all over night. I ranted about this in one of my first post. I was very sad and angry about this incident. I was and still a beginner gardener, and didn't know any better.  I remembered crying at the site of my eaten hostas and thinking I am never going to be able to have plants I love around my yard because of deers.
Well I spent the whole of last year researching deer repellents and so far liquid fence and plant skydd are my favorite brand to keep deers away. And oh yes I am having the kids pee in my garden as a deterrent as well. This last one of have the kids pee around yard too time getting use to that idea.  It is with all smiles that I can say that some, yes some of my hostas are in their first year and blooming beautifil by the way without any deer trauma. Well I take it back. Some did got eaten early spring because I was too lazy to protect them at first bloom.
Anyways I am happy for the ones that survived as it shows the potential of what my yard could be like with mature hostas and other leafy plants without deer trauma.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Elephants Ears and Toro Roots The Same

I picked up some toro roots from the Asian store, planted them in April. I also  picked up elephant ears root at Walmart and planted them as well. Currently there are many elephant ears growing about the property and i will update you as they grow.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sweet Chili Sauce Chicken Kabobs

1/2 Sweet chili sauce- Asian grocery
1/2 barbecue sauce  (any)
1 teaspoon peanuts butter (optional texture)
Chicken breast large 3-4
Red, yellow, orange peppers

Mix sauces together and marinate chicken breasts and put them on skewers.
Grill or broiled 10-15 on high

Thursday, June 5, 2014


I have been planting my yard for the last three months but kept forgetting to update my blog. Sad to say but it comes down to priorities. I am a full time mom, wife and registered nurse. So I can only get to play in my garden on my days off or weekends off. As much as I want to update my blog, it is starting become that dust under a carpet. I love planting and love flowers, and having to share my love is something I also enjoy. So I am going to try and keep my blog updated.
I currently have catmints that adds a lovely contrast to my landscape.
These were put in when we redid our landscaping last fall. They survived the winter and now are blooming beautifully. Bumblebee and butterflies love this plant.

Here is a question. Can catmint be use in tea?. I have read in many blogs and gardenweb forum sites where people mentioned drinking it in tea and its benefits.  Anyways if anyone reading this has more insight let me know. By the way I have no cats. I planted this plant because I just love the plant and its flowering.