Common Poisonous Plants Brought Indoors For Winter: Pet Alert!

There are some common garden plants that end up indoors for the winter that are not your pet's best friend! As a matter of fact, these plants pose a health risk to your dogs, if they happen to eat them....

Repurposed Liquor Bottles: Jewelry, Ring, Key Holders

I have a MAJOR liquor bottle collection that I've rounded up from alleys behind bars and pubs. It's a curated stock of very pretty glass bottles that I use for various garden inspired crafts. As a matter of fact, one of my...

“GARDEN SOIL 101: COMMON SOIL INGREDIENTS

One of the most confusing subjects for new gardeners is soil, especially the "added value" kind of soil that you buy at the garden center. Isn't soil just dirt, cleaned up and packaged?   As a new gardener, I didn't know...

Container Sizes For Growing Vegetables: Ask Shirley Garden Questions

Growing vegetables in containers makes growing food accessible to most people, even those without a yard. I answered gardening questions from viewers of the Home & Family show on the Hallmark channel recently in my "Ask Shirley" gardening segment. Teresa...

Narrow Side Yard Makeover!

  I nominate "side yards" as some of the most under-exploited areas in the landscape! What a shame, especially when every square foot of real estate is valuable, even in a down economy.   Small, narrow yards can be perplexing to...

Living Succulent Tapestry Pillow in Under 5 Minutes

  UPDATED JAN. 5, 2015 This  "Living, Succulent Tapestry Pillow" was designed by Shirley Bovshow and created in less than five minutes! * The video from the Home & Family show is on automatically, if you would like to turn it off,...

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INSTANT INDOOR HANGING PLANTER: LIGHTWEIGHT

by - January 21, 2016

Some of my best design ideas are the most simple ones. My “instant indoor hanging planter” is...

Garden Crafts

INSTANT INDOOR HANGING PLANTER: LIGHTWEIGHT

by - January 21, 2016

Some of my best design ideas are the most simple ones. My “instant indoor hanging planter” is...

Shirley Stories

Bird Watching at the Huntington Gardens

by - January 2, 2016

  Enjoying close up views of birds at the Huntington. Ah… i love nature! A...

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