In my garden this week

Within the last week, my irises and peonies are blooming, lily of the valley and bleeding hearts are finishing their cycle.  With a heavy rain last night following several hot days this week, my herb garden is starting to show growth as are my tomato and peppers plants. It’s a joy to share my oasis; this slideshow features my peonies, irises and some of the mixed flower and herb beds.

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Easy Upcycle DIY

Being a foodie, I have countless bottles of herbs and spices.  The other day, having emptied a bottle of Trader Joe’s red pepper flakes, I soaked off the label and thought hmmmm….this could make a cute little bud vase.

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With the holes in the plastic top, I arranged some of the short stemmed peonies from the garden – perfect.

Today, I replaced the spent peonies with the newest garden blooms, my sweetpeas. With their thin stems, the little holes hold them upright making a petite and pretty bouquet.

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