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LeAnn's Veggie Tart with Ricotta

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This Spring Garden Tart is so quick and easy and it's perfect for Easter brunch, dinner, or anytime! 


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6 Gorgeous Home Decor Looks You'll Want to Get Now!

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One of my favorite trends in modern home decor right now is a light, airy, fresh look utilizing plants and splashes of color. White, gray, black and green are beautiful together and lend a touch of simple elegance.  Texture using woven fabrics, rattan, macrame, baskets, and area rugs. Interesting light fixtures and beautiful shelving and farm tables using reclaimed wood. It all lends itself to a more natural environment that just makes you feel good!

Here are some of my favorite looks in modern home decor. Then, we've put all the components together in collections closely matching the rooms so you can buy everything in one place, at really affordable prices, with free shipping! What could be easier? 

 Look #1--White walls, floor and coffee table, with natural rattan and wood accents, a few modern pieces and lots of plants to freshen the air and bring a little nature indoors. 

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 Once again, lots of white for a fresh look. Natural wood furniture, (very affordable), baskets, a hammock chair and plants. Even pictures of plants on the wall!

Check out Collection #2 and Get This Look here!


 Black and white for an ultra-modern look. We found a less expensive version of look-a-like furniture with all the trimmings!

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 This is one of my favorites! You can actually get this Cafe Chalkboard look for very little money! Add some natural wood and ladder shelves and your kitchen/dining space looks amazing!

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 Grey and white with tons of texture! Add some pictures with simple frames and the star of the show, the hammock chair and you have it!

Check out Collection #5 and Get This Look here!  

This tropical bathroom is dazzling. It is a little more expensive than the others but worth every penny!  

Check out Collection #6 and Get This Look here!

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It's time to put your vertical garden together, and we want you to be successful. If you invest the money and time and work into this beautiful creation, you want to choose plants that are easy to maintain and look beautiful! Here are some great options for choosing the best plants for vertical gardening. 

Of course, this is a simple guide to get you started. Do a little research on your own to make sure you have proper lighting for each plant, and of course, there are many more houseplants to choose from!


1)       Aeschynanthus radicans

Also known as the ‘lipstick plant’, it is one of the best plants for a vertical because of its resilience. It can be grown successfully indoors and out. It thrives with moist soil and good lighting, but it can endure dry conditions and even poor lighting. This plant looks beautiful with red flower buds and shiny green leaves. 


2.)      Nephrolepis exaltata

Also known as a ‘Sword Fern’, It looks great, and works perfectly with your indoor garden because it thrives in a controlled atmosphere.  It likes humidity, so if you live in a humid climate, it will thrive outdoors as well. Keep a mister handy and give it a spray often!

Nephrolepis exaltata

3)       Acacia Cognata

This plant also called the ‘limelight bower wattle’ gives a distinct appeal to your wall. It fills up the spaces, giving it a fuller look. So, even after your whole wall is complete, this works well for fill in.


4)        Epipremnum (My personal favorite!)

This plant is commonly known as ‘Pothos’. Honestly, this plant is hard to kill! It loves low light, it can be arranged to hang or climb, it grows fast and fills in spaces and its green and white leaves are beautiful! You can't go wrong.


5)        Dracaena

This plant has beautiful leaves, it's sturdy, can be found everywhere and is one of the most popular houseplants. It thrives indoors.


6)       Hoya Carnosa 

Hoyas don't mind being a bit root bound. Keep in the same pot for years, but remember to fertilize throughout spring and summer. All Hoyas need to be potted in planters with drainage, so they work well with cloth pocket planters.

Hoya Carnosa

7)         Stephanotis floribunda

This plant is widely known as the ‘Wedding Vine’, as it is a popular choice in wedding decorations. It has large white flowers and gives a great fragrance to your vertical garden. It sustains almost all conditions. This one is probably better for your outdoor vertical, but with bright light, it can be grown indoors.

Stephanotis floribunda

8)        Epipremnum aureum

It is known as the ‘Australian native monstera’ and as it requires minimum care, it is great for someone who a beginner, and like the pothos, it thrives indoors and vines beautifully!

Epipremnum aureum

9)         Spathiphyllum wallisii

 These are the most common home plans and are known as ‘peace lilies’. These too don’t require much care and are easy to maintain even in low light or low humidity. Even the aging flowers of this plant just turn green and remain appealing.

Spathiphyllum wallisii

10)    Codiaeum variegatum pictum

Also known as a ‘Croton’, this shrub is great if you have access to bright light. It puts a lot of color on your wall. They can grow in all kinds of light, and they can't stand a freeze, so they're quite happy indoors.

Codiaeum variegatum pictum


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Five Top Gift Ideas for the Plant Lover in Your Life

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The holidays are upon us and it's starting to look a lot like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or whatever holiday you celebrate! It's a wonderful holy time of year and there is a lot of love and giving going on. With that in mind, it's so nice to customize our gift giving to keep in mind what that special person cherishes most. Sometimes it's hard to buy original gifts. Here are some ideas for the garden and plant lovers on your list.

1. Succulents are really popular right now and for good reason.  With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions.

2. Vertical gardens are also hugely popular. Whether indoors or out, they add so much to your decor, and what's not to love?

3. Interesting plant pots. We don't often splurge on interesting, original pots for our plants. But they do make great gifts!


4. Vintage-inspired macrame plant hangers. Again, very trendy, and original too. Buy 2, 3 or 4 of them because they're super affordable and look great together.

5. Garden statues.  Can be used indoors or outdoors for that special touch. 

Whatever your needs, we have it! Check out our beautiful, sustainable, earth-friendly collection of goodies on And our gift to you is SHIPPING IS ALWAYS FAST AND FREE!





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by guest writer Clara Beaufort

Top tasks to tackle this fall to make your lawn and garden thrive.
Fall is the perfect time to do some sprucing up in your lawn and garden. By knocking out these basic maintenance tasks you’ll have a lush, thriving landscape next year. 

 Lawn tasks.  By doing proper maintenance in the fall your lawn will thrive in the springtime.  Experts at Popular Mechanics have some terrific tips:

● Mow.  You should continue to mow your lawn as needed throughout fall.  When you are down to the last one or two mowings drop your blade to the lowest setting.  With more sunlight reaching through the grass it will stay greener and healthier.

● Rake leaves.  You should remove fallen leaves throughout the fall season.  If you allow leaves to accumulate you risk mold, pests, and smothering your grass.  Consider adding the leaves to a compost pile.

● Kill weeds.  Fall is a great time to get rid of weeds naturally.  If you have broadleaf weeds like dandelions you can take the opportunity to eliminate them now, and they won’t be a problem next spring.

● Aerate the soil.  You can do this by using a garden border fork or rent a machine to do it.  Some experts advise that it is important to aerate your lawn in the fall and not in spring.  This task should be done every other year.


Has your lawn suffered a drought this summer? The pros at HGTV say to make these tasks your priority:

● Aerate as described above.

● Remove moss. Kill moss with a herbicide and scratch it out of your lawn with a rake.

● Top dress your lawn. You can purchase top dressing at hardware stores or garden centers. Apply it over your aerated soil then brush it into the holes.

● Fertilize and seed. Apply fertilizer; if it doesn’t rain for a few days water it into your lawn. It’s a great time to sow grass seeds as well, especially where you removed moss or wherever you find bald patches.

Garden tasks.  Fall is an ideal time to prepare your garden for the winter months.  Work you do now will mean a healthier garden next spring.  Here’s a task list recommended by experts: 

● Houseplants.  When nighttime temperatures are routinely in the 50’s you can bring houseplants back inside.  If a plant has any pests flush them with water.  Re-pot in larger containers as needed and prune excessive growth. 

● Perennials.  Fall is a great time to put in new perennials.  You can divide established plants until mid-season.  Mulch your plants after a couple frosts for winter protection.

● Bulbs.  Bulbs can be planted now for springtime blooms.

● Trees and shrubs.  After trees lose their leaves it’s a good time to fertilize and prune them.  (Don’t prune your spring bloomers or evergreens.)

● Annuals and vegetables.  Remove annuals before frost and harvest remaining vegetables.  Pull any residual weeds.  Spent plants and other debris can be used for compost. 


 Composting basics.  New to composting?  Experts have tips and tricks to get you going: ● Don’t make it complicated.  You can actually pile your materials

● Don’t make it complicated.  You can actually pile your materials all together without major concerns.

● Hot? Cold?  Hot compost is created quickly but has less microbial diversity.  Cold compost takes longer but is more beneficial to your garden. 

● Size doesn’t matter.  You don’t have to have a large pile.  Larger compost piles get hotter and “cook” quicker, but a small pile will compost just fine.

● Turning is optional.  As the pile degrades it will create its own oxygen pockets, so turning really isn’t a big deal. 

● Keep your bin close.  Try to keep your compost pile either close to where you will use it or close to the source of composting material.  

● How’s it smell?  You want your compost to have an earthy odor.  If it’s lacking that smell you probably should add moisture. If you get it too wet your compost will be stinky. 

● Diseased plants and weeds can be included in compost; consider composting them separately and cooking them in a “solar cooker”.


Your outdoor chores await!  Get your work done in the garden and tend your lawn.  By putting these task lists into action this fall you will be grateful next spring.  Your landscape will be thriving and ready to go!



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