Jun 2016

window box liners

I'm no expert at planting window boxes, but last year I had success planting our window box.  We have a small window box that holds 4 geranium plants. I always used to try and find small containers to fit, but the plants never thrived. I decided to try plastic bags.  I start with a bag for each plant.  The bag should be a little bigger than the root ball you are planting.   I took four bags that the newspaper is delivered in and folded the bag down to the height of the window box, last year I used ziplock bags and that worked great too.  I cut the corners of each bag for drainage.  I put dirt in the bottom, then put the plant in the bag and pack dirt all around the sides of the root ball so it's pretty compact.  Then I place them side by side in the window box.

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a bag for each plant

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fold the bag down to the height of your window box

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cut the corners of each bag for drainage

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put dirt in the bottom of the bag

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put the plant in the bag and pack dirt all around the sides of the root ball so it's pretty compact

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Place them side by side in the window box. This picture was taken after about a month.

the big baby


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I'm a little embarrassed to show you this picture. Our dog is such a big baby.

Peruvian Opal Necklace

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I love this necklace. It has a button closure which I've done before. The button is new old stock vintage. I like that it can be worn several different ways. Check out the black and white pictures below.
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The Bead and Button Show 2016


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I went to the Bead & Button Show today. It is held every year in Milwaukee; that's about 15 minutes away from me. I looked at the classes this year and wished I had signed up for a couple. They all look like so much fun. Maybe next year!

The Best Watermelon

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I usually don't have good luck picking watermelons, but this Alita brand watermelon was the best I've ever had.  The dog liked it too!

Starting over

My daughter was cleaning the computer and accidentally threw out my website, so I'm starting over! It may change a lot over the next few weeks.