An Apple a Day

Whether you want to buy your favorite teacher a REALLY early Christmas present, apples fit into your decorating theme or you just want an apple ornament – this one is just for you.  Back for the first time since 2012, I have put together four of them and they are ready to ship NOW.

My favorite apple is the Honey Crisp, a perfect crispy combination of sweet and tangy and even better when dipped in caramel.  What is your favorite?

An Apple a Day by The Tiny GardenClick on photo to be sent to my Etsy listing for purchase

Rainy Days

October will be here before we know it and in this part of the world that means rain.  I actually enjoy the rain most of the time and I don’t enjoy it when it gets too hot around here.  I can tell you I am getting a little sick of dragging the sprinkler around too.  So bring it on, but maybe give me enough time to get the deck stained.

I Dream of Yard Work

This morning I had a dream that my home was attached to my neighbors home, kind of like a duplex.  In my dream I woke up and saw through the window that the landscapers there were working on all the yards on the street.  Yikes, they spread bark over MY flower beds, what are they doing, noooooo.  I tried to quickly make myself presentable and ran outside to confront them.  They told me they were hired by the association and tough luck, they were doing my yard work now.  I turned to look at the front of my home and this is when I discovered that the two homes were attached AND that they had been painted.  What a horrible dream.  At this point I really did wake up.

I wonder if I had this dream because my son and I were doing yard work yesterday.  My dreams are usually filled with things that have recently happened.  My son and I did lots of weeding, I did some pruning and clean up.  It is now September and things in the garden are winding down.  The bleeding heart is drying up and the clematis are flowered out.  My poor pruners were a bit sticky yesterday so I gave them a scrub and oiled them a bit with WD40, what a difference.  I am a bit ashamed at the abuse I put them through, I know that they should be cleaned often but I am a bit lazy.  I must say though that Fiskars tools are the BEST.

The Tiny Garden was still quite the jungle yesterday.  From the right we have a volunteer fern and Mexican mock orange, on the fence… clematis, jasmine and then my butterfly bush.  For such a little space I do keep it quite crammed with plants.  The bank is covered in creeping thyme with hosta and creeping phlox here and there.  Believe it or not I actually have a “shed” back here somewhere.  I will post about that another time.  Next year I will have to split all the hosta and sell the extra.  I can actually make a few dollars off this tiny garden.

To Plush You and Back Again

Last year I applied to the Plush You show at Schmancy in Seattle.  My pieces got in the show but unfortunately they did not sell while there.  So , I decided to save them and sell them in my shop this year.  Below are two of these pieces, they are both one of a kind and perfect for fall and winter decorating.  Click on the photo to see the listing in my shop and see details regarding each item.

Fall Retro Reindeer

Groovy Winter Kitty