A Collection of Whimsical Garden Ideas

For some time now, I have been curating my own whimsical garden in Missouri and snapping photos of unique garden spaces when  encountered them, but I thought it might be good to collect some of those images into one post, to provide a reference for myself and others who might be seeking fresh ideas and…

Favorite Things – Spring 2015

Lately I am enjoying more photography and appreciation of small delights around Hawk Hill. In this spring “Favorite Things” posts I got herb bouquets, art, and kittens. I’ve been trying to be more intentional about appreciating less glamorous things as beautiful- enter these sage blossoms and fennel fronds. Hardly standouts in the garden, they made…

Easy Permanent Weed Control in Flower Beds using a DIY Sponge Tip Applicator for applying Roundup Directly to Target Plants

Hawk Hill’s fences are draped with heavily scented honeysuckle vines, humming-bird enticing trumpet vines, and deep emerald toned Virginia Creeper. Unfortunately, these vines which so perfectly provide a thick cover of privacy at each of the property lines also peep up invasively at all points not mowed regularly, including my flower beds. I’ve spent years…

DIY Family Size Cold-Brew Ice Tea Bags

Last Updated: A few years ago I had a serious coke problem. Not the powdery white stuff, but the corn syrup-sweetened chemical syrup available everywhere in the US. One of the things that finally helped me kick my soda habit was learning to always keep a pitcher of iced tea of varying types and flavors…

Cold Brewed Herbal Teas

Cold Brew Iced Tea

Cold brew coffee is popular currently- but did you know you can make iced tea without hot water? Cold Brew iced tea takes about a day- or at least overnight- but is a simple way to always have tea on hand without having to boil water. Just fill your pitcher with water, add tea bags…