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...]
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...]
Empty nesters take back their frontyard in Albuquerque.
After years of living with the yard in disrepair, this newly empty nest family was ready to take back their front yard. The home is located in one of Albuquerque’s oldest areas of town known as the historic Atrisco neighborhood. This couple bought their home in Atrisco along the escarpment for the … [Read more...]
Go take a hike.
Fall marks the beginning of putting your garden to rest which should result in a little more free time. So take advantage of the weather and go for a hike. Bring the kids, cause they can make the shortest hike an adventure. Here are a few convenient places around the Albuquerque Area for … [Read more...]
Tuesday Tips: Hanging Gardens of…
Okay, so this is not one of the seven wonders of the world but I was in awe of these beautiful hanging baskets of annuals (purple petunias and white bacopa) in Eagle Nest, NM. A perfect planting combination for containers. Now this is Summer in a basket. 4 more weeks of Summer now go … [Read more...]
There once was a man from Nantucket…..
I'm back from a very restful trip to Nantucket. As I was preparing to write this blog post, I'm reminded that no matter where we go we are surrounded by community. Whether it is a community of friends on vacation, tourists on bicycles, or fisherman on their skiffs. Each represent a different type of … [Read more...]
Thanksgiving spent Outdoors!
Dinner doesn’t last all day, so what do you do with the rest of your Thanksgiving? Many folks spend the day outdoors. Here’s a look at a few things to do outside on Thanksgiving Day! Growing up in New Orleans, Thanksgiving Day was, of course, delicious. I mean, doesn't everyone have … [Read more...]
Lovely fall day…
New Mexico in the fall is absolutely majestic. Today is one of those days. I wanted to share some pictures of fall color found around New Mexico. 4th of July Canyon, Near Albuquerque. Beautiful hues of red, and orange can be found here in the maple trees. Most maple trees in … [Read more...]