Become a VIP Text Club Member!
Text RAIL to 51660

Recent Blog Posts

Mid-Summer Classics

There are many very attractive bloomers that thrive in the mid-summer heat. Add vibrant reds and yellows for that weekend garden party. Place some softer pastels around your front door and back patio. And remember, summer color is not restricted to just the flower's bloom.

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC will keep it from looking like a wreck. This time of year cleaning and re-sealing is good but don't stop there.

Getting Canned

Obviously, a huge vegetable harvest is better than a sparse yield, but overabundance does pose its own problem. Namely, what do you do with all those vegetables? You could hand them out to neighbors--and wait in vain for them to repay the favor.

For The Birds

Ahh spring, when a birds' attention turns towards mating. Which means nesting and, if you supply an attractive site for them, you'll end up with a backyard brood that provides constant entertainment. There's plenty of room for creativity in the design of a birdhouse, from pseudo-Victorian styles to zestier models that can echo an alien space ship.

Snack-Time For the Birds

Different sized bird feeders are created for different sized birds. Makes complete sense but it's more important than you would think. Larger birds, such as cardinals and mourning doves, tend to feed on hopper-type feeders that release food onto a tray where they can land.

Mini Trees Make A Big Impact

Not every Christmas tree has to be big enough to put gifts under. Some trees may be quite diminutive, but can still be quite charming. Like the European-style mini Christmas tree or the mini Alberta spruce that can be used to decorate windowsills and outdoor pots.

Wreath-er Madness

You've brought the Christmas tree home from the lot, but it isn't perfect, yet. So out come the garden shears to trim it just right. Now, what are you going to do with that pile of excess boughs? Simple--make fresh Christmas wreaths.