Monthly Archives July 2014

Zucchini Casserole

Categories: Recipes.

Zucchini is just about in season.  Do you have an abundance of it from your garden?  Or do you buy fresh veggies from the farmers market?  This year I’m trying to grow my own. There have been lots of blooms but only tiny zucchini are forming.  It was such a cool and damp start to the season that a lot of the plants are behind this year. Here is a delicious tasting recipe that is quick and easy to make. Ingredients: 2 cups sliced zucchini, 1/3 of a sweet onion diced, 3 eggs well beaten, 2 cup grated mozzarella cheese, sliced mushrooms,
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The Craf-tea Cup Planters

Categories: Container Gardening, Craf-tea, Garden Projects, and Whimsy.

I love to plant in containers other than flower pots.    Repurpose those chipped or cracked teacups into little planters.The ladder planter has a collection of old teacups, teapots, tea kettles, bowls and dishes that I plant in.  Most are planted with succulents. If the succulent is in a plastic flower pot and then inside a container I will sink the pot into the ground to over winter it.  If the plant is directly into the container then I store it in the garage over the winter.  Winter in my part of Canada can be very cold and if these
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Camp Crafts and Swaps

Categories: Kid's Crafts.

A picture can be worth a thousand words.  These are crafts from my years as a Girl Guide leader.  They were used for camp swaps and hat crafts.  Most of them are easy to figure out just by looking at the photos. I originally had these posted on my old website but never did transfer them over when I re-organized my site.   I frequently get questions about how to make them, probably from old links left several years ago. If you need further directions you can use the Contact page to send me a message. I used pop can
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Do You Name Your Gardens?

Categories: Garden areas and The Garden 2014.

~ Do you name your gardens?  I do, nothing fancy but usually related to something in the garden or the location of the garden. This just helps to keep the areas straight in my mind or if I’m talking about them to someone else.  Here is a quick peek into the garden areas. These photos were all taken at 6 pm.  The fence garden is doing well after some changes.  Some wooden edging was added after it was resized a bit.  Last year I followed this garden on a monthly basis to track the progress. The shady front garden, seen in
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