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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gardening around a Phone Pole

What to do when you have a hidiouse phone pole? COVER IT UP!
No really, but do it with pazas.

What you will Need.

UGLY PHONE POLE

Ladder

Twine

Something to cut the Twine

Nails with big heads

Hammer

Morning Glory seeds

Sweet Alyssum seeds

Water

A Really Cute Helper


First dig all the grass around the pole and about 12 inches out, like a mote.
Then dig down two more inches.
Now hammer nails around the base about 2-3 inches apart and have them pointing down at an angle. (your going to slip twine around it and don't want it to slip off). Get these as close to the base as you can.
Now get out the ladder and hammer nails as high as you can on the phone pole. This time have them angled up towards the sky.
Are you ready for a different kind of step work out?
Take the twine and tie a lope in it and attach it to one of the bottom nails.
Then hold the twine as you climb the ladder and loop it around one of the top nails.
Cut and tie it off.
Do this all the way around your phone pole. They don't have to be perfectly straight. You just need to give your morning glories something to grab onto.
Fill the mote with some really good compost or soil.
Sprinkle your Morning glory seeds next to the phone pole.
Sprinkle the Sweet Alyssum about an inch in from the grass edge.
Have a really cute helper water while you put up all the tools.
The packet says that the Morning Glories will grow 10feet. But I have had mine go into the trees and down the lines. Be careful on the ladder.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Rose Water

I love rose water. My sensitive completion does too. And it is so easy to make as long as you have Roses or someone who will share with you.
First get a pint jar, then fill it 3/4 full of rose petals. The best ones have just started to open (Make sure they are organic and have not been sprayed). The more fragrant your Roses the more fragrant your water. Using 3 parts Vodka or witch hazel to 1 part distilled water. Filling your jar all the way to the top. Cover tightly. And place in a warm, dark place. I put mine in a cabinet in my Kitchen. Let it sit for 3 weeks. Then strain out the roses. I like to put some in a mister bottle to put in my purse on those hot days. You do not have to refrigerate this. ENJOY.