Acid-stained Concrete.  love this- it looks like a copper walkway

How to Acid Stain a Concrete Floor

Acid-stained Concrete Patio -- Looks like copper! My back porch, front porch and basement all need this! Click the pic for a brief how-to video on doing this technique.

"Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. Also changes colors with the seasons"

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Wow! I would never leave!

10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Like the Spanish Mission style, the raised pool, the gate in the wall, the rustic pergola. Would be good for a corner lot, entry courtyard for house on a busy street or a backyard that backs up to a green space walking trail; creates a private space.

DIY: Leaf Stepping Stones

Create Leaf Stones for your garden: This hosta leaf stepping stone was made a with little cement cups) and water cup). If you want coloured stones add some liquid cement colour to the cement mixture (usually found where they sell paints).

caring for Hydrangea

Incrediball® Hydrangea

Incrediball Hydrangea arborescens Shrub - The size of basketballs, these flowerheads open a shade of key-lime, then mature to snowy white! Excellent planted near Paper Birch Trees which attract Downy Woodpeckers.

Roses roses-roses-roses

pink and green Eden spray garden roses. I have a florist who always wants me to put green roses in my bouquets, because she told me they last longer - she was right! My floral arrangements last up to 2 weeks! These are my absolute favorite