Top Five Essential Oils –what are they and how do they work?

What are essential oils? A-essential oils are compounds extracted/obtained from plants via distillation. What is distillation? A- distillation is the action of purifying something through heating and cooling or the extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something. I’ve been using essential oils for a very long time. I bought my first … More Top Five Essential Oils –what are they and how do they work?

Caring for Houseplants–Snake Plants, Violets, and Succulents

This week I have pictures of my houseplants since my garden hasn’t changed much in seven days! All of my houseplants are in my home office. My home office is the only room that has a large desk that sits in front of a window with northern and western sun. We get zero southern sunlight … More Caring for Houseplants–Snake Plants, Violets, and Succulents

Happy Valentines Day –How to keep your flowers fresh!

I like having/buying flowers for my home on a regular basis, not just for Valentines Day or other special occasions. To do this I must buy my flowers at a friendly price within my budget constraints. So I buy all of my flower bouquets from the supermarkets we shop in every week. Often when you … More Happy Valentines Day –How to keep your flowers fresh!

Container Garden Week 17

Well, summer is winding down to almost the first day of fall. I’ve been at this container garden this year since January. Though only one thing in my container garden remains that was grown from seed. That would be my spindly, never having quite flourished, rosemary plant.  What is left in my garden are four … More Container Garden Week 17