Homemade Christmas Wreaths

Do you hang a wreath on your door for the Holidays? Every year I aim to have a cool creative wreath on my door for the Christmas Holidays. This year I wanted to teach you how to create a special wreath for your home using materials in your own backyard. I get pretty sentimental about wreaths, … [Read more...]

Christmas Trees: Live container tree vs. Cut tree

Have you ever thought about buying a live Christmas tree in it's container for the holiday instead of a cut tree? I don't know how many people wonder about buying a real Christmas tree each years in lieu of a cut tree. But it's crossed my mind many times. I've done it in the past only to have the … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Species

Do you get a live cut Christmas tree every year? Or are you an artificial tree diehard? I grew up in an artificial tree family. I barely think it crossed my mind when I was young. I recall just being interested in the presents. As I got into high school I was obsessed with 'saving the earth', I also … [Read more...]

First Freeze is Lurking

The first freeze is upon us or is it? The weather is looking good for the next few days in Albuquerque. In fact we still haven't had our first freeze. But it's looking like temperatures might drop enough this Saturday night. There is still time to do a few things before the first freeze. Keep … [Read more...]

Creating Shade

When summer is at its hottest I start to think about how lucky I am to have a shady place to go throughout the day in my yard. Living at 5000 feet has it's up and downs. Mainly ups of course but one negative is the sun is intense at higher elevations. You are at greater levels of UV. UV increases … [Read more...]

Front yard people!

Building Community in your Frontyard. Community building has been something I've been passionate about for a while. It all started in college when I first read Jane Jacobs 'The death and life of great American cities.' The last few years I've talked about it a great deal over on the blog but I can … [Read more...]

Learn how to not feel guilty about your water use in the Southwest.

Hot summer days can wreak havoc on our yards, many people start to freak out that their plants are going to die. Today I want to chat about some steps you can take to stress less about your yard in the summer. Did you know that 40% of the drinking water in Albuquerque is used on residential … [Read more...]

Countdown to Spring FREE event!

The weather is all over the place these days, are these questions going through your head? Are my plants alive? Is it time to prune? Should I think about planting trees? What should I be doing in my yard now to prepare for spring? If you’ve had any of these questions go through your head over … [Read more...]