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    Drought Tolerant Perennials

    Here in the Midwest 2023 has been quite dry! The weather person on our local news said we usually have about 3 inches of rain in May but have only had about half an inch. Yikes! So the irony here is Pinterest predicted “Droughtscape” for 2023. I think it was intended for low maintenance. What they meant is people will be planting drought resistant gardens…how did they know!?!? The good news is there are drought tolerant perennials and annuals to make a beautiful garden when mother nature isn’t helping with the watering. Other design predictions for 2023 by Pinterest Top…

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    How to Attract Hummingbirds

    The April sun has is to peaking over the trees, cinnamon is sprinkled in my coffee and most of the family is still asleep. This is when I most enjoy sitting outside the most. In a couple of months, there will be gardens full of mulch and flowers buzzing with bees and hummingbirds. Start preparing your outside space for the summer now by filling your birdfeeders and laying the mulch. Here are more tips on how to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Some of the links within this blog post are affiliate links, like Amazon. If you purchase or sign…

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    front garden ideas

    Each year Pinterest puts out their predictions for the year. For 2023 there is a prediction for homeowners to focus on creating beautiful gardens in their front yard. In my neighborhood I see more and more families spending more and more time in their front yards. And, of course, as a real estate agent I’m all about curb appeal. So I’m on board with this. So I thought I’d put together a page of inspiration for you. Leave a comment below and let me know which you’d like to put in your front garden design. Front Garden Ideas Wondering what…

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    How to Start a Small Garden

    For myself and my family, visiting a farmers market means a morning out in the fresh air and eating healthy fresh fruits and veggies. But I always get my strawberries from my garden. Visit Simple Homestead Living for some great garden planner and even an e-mail course for beginners. For now, here are some tips to get you started. Fresh can mean something different to everyone. I think for most it means just bought from the grocery store. For others, the weekend farmer’s market brings an added level of freshness, flavor and nutrition. For myself, fresh means walking out to…

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    Butterfly Garden Near Me

    A couple years ago I started a butterfly garden in a quiet corner of my backyard. I love to sit in the shade with the warm sun scattered from the branches of the birch trees. I love to visit the Butterfly Garden Near Me for inspiration. I get plant ideas, learn a little about butterflies and enjoy my day outside. Here is a short list of Butterfly Gardens in the Chicagoland area. Peggy Notebeart Nature Museum This looks like the coolest place ever! This museum holds sleepovers!! Even during the winter months you can camp out with the butterflies overnight. Peck…

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    Shop Outdoor Designs

    I’ve put together my favorite outdoor design collections. Find your inspiration for your latest outdoor re-design. Some of the links within this blog post are affiliate links. If you purchase or sign up to anything from this website via an affiliate link, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Outdoor Fountains Outdoor Firepits >>More Coming Soon<< Follow here

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    Backyard Oasis – Backyard Zen

    Is your backyard the space you prefer to relax in? Let’s make sure you have the backyard oasis you deserve. Whether it’s a relaxation garden to meditate in or a backyard oasis pool, always start with a yard design or at least know what part of being outdoors makes you happy. For me it’s a little sunshine and colorful flowers. Your outdoor oasis has to reflect you as much as your indoor spaces. Keep reading to get inspired to create space for your relaxing days out. Some of the links within this blog post are affiliate links. If you purchase…