How To Start A Boxwood Standard Topiary

If you are anything like me, you love topiary. It’s an intertwining of man and nature and an attempt of one taming the other. Although topiary has been traced back as far as the time of the Romans, this skillful art saw a rebirth in 15th Century Europe and has made it’s permanent mark in many of the most beautiful and significant formal gardens on the planet.

Succulent Propagation – What Leaf Works Best?

When it comes to succulent propagation, there are often many questions for the novice such as “How do I choose the best leaves to propagate?”. It can be a game of trial and error for many who assume one leaf is the same as the next, but there are things to look out for.

Sensory Processing Disorder: Adios 2nd Grade

So it finally happened, our oldest baby boy has passed the half way point in Elementary school. He’s one of the youngest in his class, since his birthday is in March, but he is among the biggest. Size isn’t the only thing that makes him stand out though. Gus has Sensory Processing Disorder. It has caused him many problems throughout his short life, but I am so proud of the progress he has made to get to were he is today.

Pregnancy Chalkboard: 25 Weeks Baby’s First Snow

As you can imagine, being a southerner¬†living in Georgia we don’t experience snow very often. In fact, I can count on my fingers the number of times I have encountered it in my life. That being said, we have been experiencing some very unusual weather the past few weeks. Atlanta shut down, as did our city. It even earned it’s own hashtag #snowpocalypse2014.¬†It was time for my 25 week chalkboard update, so the logical thing to do was to take it outside in baby’s first snow!