April 20, 2018


Bouganvilla Baskets
OK, I'm going to reveal my secret. Nearly all the plants that I don't propagate myself, come from a wonderful greenhouse, I should say greenhouses, in McMinnville, TN. Mary's Greenhouse is located at 202 Meiser Lane between Smithville and McMinnville just off HWY 56. We go up Interstate 40 and get off at HWY 56 exit. We go through Smithville toward McMinnville but you can get there via I-24 also.

I don't even know how many greenhouses are at Mary's but I know it takes me several hours (even if I call ahead and have them pull my order) because I can't resist going into all the greenhouses to be sure I don't miss something new. Wear your walking shoes and layered clothing. It gets hot in the greenhouses even in early spring.

The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. you can pick up a map in the office to help you navigate all the greenhouses. I often call them from my cell phone when I'm down the hill in one of their big greenhouses and can't find a plant that I know should be there. They always know where I need to look.

The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words" applies here. I took lots of pictures in late March of this year when I went to pick up my spring order. Here they are with captions.
Office - check out here
inside checkout
one of the annuals plant houses    
Mary's big old cactus
one of several types of Pansies

One of the friendly employees delivers my pre-order

boxing the plants

loading our truck
view of the greenhouses from the side road
Looking down the hill toward the back lot

the annual plant greenhouses

April 13, 2018


Veggies & Mini-Hosta in Greenhouse 
Friday, April 20 is the first day for the public to come shop for veggie plants, herbs, perennial flowers and flowering shrubs, Hosta and other surprises too.

I'll be open every Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, until sometime in June. watch for closing day on Facebook and Mimi's Greenhouse webpage

Easter Cactus
These Easter Cactus actually bloom at Easter rather than Christmas. Supply is limited on these plants. I leave them out all summer and put them in before 1st frost. They are great in a hanging basket.


Butterfly Bushes

April 6, 2018

DIY Face Cream

I use mostly DIY products on my skin. I like knowing exactly what I am putting on my body and besides that, I'm cheap!

I needed a moisturizing night cream for my face. Good ole Google turned up this great recipe.  It's just what I wanted.

I decided to share it here on my blog so you can make it too. I copied it and pasted the recipe into a Word document so I could put it into my recipe ring binder. That way, if the "you know what" hit's the fan, I'll be able to continue to make it.

Here is the link to the blog where I found the recipe: Say Not Sweet Anne  

March 24, 2018


Roasted Hosta....Who Knew?  I found this post on Twitter. I think I will try this. Click the link below:

Roasted Hosta

March 9, 2018

Amazing Stone Art

I saw one picture of this artist's work on Facebook. I shared it and several of my friends shared it too. I decided to look the artist up on the internet. What I found was truly amazing.

I consider gardening as an art form so I bet you will be as interested as I was when I saw these beautiful stones. I have always looked for stones when I go to the creek. My yard is full of them both small and large.

Here's the link to Artist Akie's Art. Below are a few pictures to tempt you to check her out. Her facebook page is here.

I think you can click the images to enlarge them. The detail is extraordinary.

I love this so much, I'm going to post it on my author blog too. After all, creative takes all sorts of forms.
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March 5, 2018

I found this Foot Soak on Pinterest

Yes, I get lost on Pinterest also, but there is actually some good information there too. I'm going to try this foot Soak. 
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