19 Best Pergola Plants | Climbing Plants for Pergolas and Arbors | Balcony Garden Web Checkout 19 best pergola plants for your garden. These climbing plants for pergolas and arbors can also be grown in small gardens easily. There are so many climbing plants that can be guided over a pergola to get a welcome shade in warm weather. For your help, here we have listed 19 best pergola plants. This list is a combination of both tropical and temperate vines. Best Pergola Plants Rose Roses are classic. Clematis Surely, one of the best pergola plants. Honeysuckle The fragrance of honeysuckle flowers is nostalgic and multiplies when dusk sets. Passion Flower (Passiflora) Passion flower is a beautiful fast growing, hardy perennial in tropics. Jasmine Surely, jasmine is the most intense flower. Grape Vine Truly one of the best climbing plants for pergolas, grape vine will not only give shade and a warm sitting place but juicy grapefruits too. Wisteria Lavender blue color of wisteria flowers and the sweet fragrance is fascinating. Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) Bignonia (Cross Vine) Ivy Kiwi
How to Add Whimsy to Your Garden Ok, so you have the plants picked out, the hardscape in place, and even some evening lighting, but you still feel something is missing from your garden. Chances are, it’s a little bit o’ character, and a smile! The garden is meant to be a soothing place, but we must never forget, it’s also about affirming life. Here is some inspiration for you to get you started making your outdoor space a place of whimsy. Our feature photo above, is from ‘Interiorholic’. From ‘Crafts by Amanda’, this watering can that pours out crystals is a really clever take on whimsy… This is simply old chandelier crystals attached with a piece of wire. So I love this idea from ‘Jennifer Rizzo‘… These are just vintage teacups hung from sisal twine in a tree. From Kathy Hutchison at ‘Picasa’, this whimsical lawn shape doesn’t take any more than the desire to make it! ‘Earth Shapers‘ created this pebble mosaic for a walkway instead of just plain concrete… I would sure rather walk up this path! You might also like:
Easy Baby Gifts — Decor and the Dog Dear People in My Life, Stop drinking the baby making water! I can’t keep up with the baby gift giving! Love, Michelle Seriously. Since my friends are obviously not listening, I am here today to share with you some fairly simple baby gift ideas. First up, the easy sew blanket. I've shared the finished product a couple of times (here and here) but I actually remembered to take photos of the process this time. 1 1/4 yard fabric for the front1 1/4 yard fabric for the backBatting (I usually buy the craft size. I recommend prewashing the fabric. If you want to personalize your blanket, cut out the letter/shape that you would like onto some fabric and Heat N Bond. Follow the directions on the Heat N Bond and attach your letter to the front fabric. Sew around the edges. Next, lay your front fabric and back fabrics right sides (pretty sides) together. Place your batting on top and pin. Trim excess fabric. Reach your hand in the 6 inch opening and pull the blanket right sides out. You’re made it!
the spring tote goes all trendy Have you jumped on the chevron wagon yet? I found this great chevron print fabric at Fabric.com and knew it was meant for a tote bag. There is something about spring that gets me sewing these tote bags (which is probably why I named my tutorial the Spring Tote). For an easy way to add a pocket to the outside of your tote, simply line a pocket up between the straps. For this pocket, I measured the distance between the straps, and added a little extra so there would be some overlap. Pin the pocket in place and sew the bottom seam to the bag. I usually add inside pockets these days as well. Have you made a spring tote?
TUTORIAL: Lined Canvas Tote In the midst of sewing along with Project Run & Play, I took a detour to sew up this tote as a gift for a friend. I chose it because it can have big impact and yet it really is a quick project to put together once you have the cutting dimensions figured out. It just so happened I still had my sketch from the Tote of Protection with the numbers already jotted down. As long as I was already sewing the bag again, I thought I’d share the dimensions (and the directions) here. If you’re like me and prefer to print out the tutorials you use, download the free 3-page PDF version here [you'll need a Craftsy account, but that's also free with an email]. Indoor/Outdoor Fabric for Outer Shell, ½ yard Duck-Cloth (Heavy Canvas) for Bottom Panel and Handles, ½ yard Coordinating Fabric for LiningThe indoor/outdoor fabric plus the duck-cloth can get thick, so a lighter-weight option like quilting cotton is a good choice here. Indoor/Outdoor Fabric Outer Shell: 14″ x 15 ½″; cut 2 Pocket: 5 ¾″ x 6 ½″; cut 1
Fashion Tips for Women Over 50 | Bellatory Can women's fashion over fifty be fabulous? Most definitely. The fashion arena for mature women that once included muumuu dresses and ugly grandma sweaters is fortunately long gone! Today's mature woman feels, thinks, and looks younger than her age. They seek out fashion-forward clothes that allow them to portray a confident, youthful, and vibrant image. I say, hooray, we can finally look as young as we feel. It can be hard to branch out and wear styles of clothing, hair, or makeup that might not be familiar to you. Find a fashion buddy, maybe a friend or a daughter. Go shopping with a fashionable friend and get their opinion on what you should wear. Update your hair. If you've been wearing the same hairstyle for a few decades, it's time to change. Update your makeup. Don't overdo it though! Raid your closet. Go through all of your clothes. Look your best by choosing clothes that fit your lifestyle, budget and figure. The best clothing stores that cater to mature women include: Yes, ladies! The
Fruit Smoothie with the Ninja I already mentioned the Ninja Master Prep once before. And when I said it was good for prepping food, I wasn’t kidding. But I’ve got to tell you, this thing is absolutely replacing my blender when it comes to making frozen drinks. So I’ll just keep it back in the kitchen when I make the frozen drinks. Ingredients 1 pound frozen berries (any kind) 1 banana, slightly over-ripe ½ cup vanilla whole-milk yogurt ½ cup milk (plus more, see below) Directions Usually I have to remember to take the berries out to thaw a little before making a smoothie. Add the banana. Add the yogurt and milk. A couple pulses, and about 30 seconds later it’s done. I could tell looking at it that this was still pretty thick. But I poured it out anyway. The wife and kids each got their own, and I snapped the lid on to keep the rest for breakfast the next morning. Please ignore the water spots on the cups. These were a bit too thick for their taste, so I poured it all back in, added some more milk and pulsed it again.
Hell if I Gnaw: Slammin' Sunrise "Green" Smoothie ... Good morning, Gnawers! This will be a short post (and yes, I will post again tonight ... a delicious dinner recipe too ... hint: basil cream sauce). I just wanted to give you all another "green" smoothie recipe for the weekend! Several of you have been sending me messages asking for more smoothie recipes, so I decided to add some this weekend while I had the time (there is not a lot of that when I am rushing out the door to get to work during the week). Soooooo, today's recipe is called the Slammin' Sunrise "Green" Smoothie. Slammin' Sunrise "Green" SmoothieIngredients: 2-3 cups organic spinach1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk1-2 cups frozen strawberries1 cup frozen blueberries1/2 frozen banana2 tablespoons flaxseeds Preparation Instructions: Blend until smooth and vortex is created in center of blender (VitaMix!). I am headed off to the beach to go for a little walk now.
Berry Green Smoothie Make-ahead freezer friendly smoothies that are healthy, nutritious and so refreshing for your mornings! Ever since I started to work from home, I need every excuse to get out of the house into the real world. That’s when I started to walk down the street to Starbucks and the donut store for a morning treat before I start my work day. But instead of having a green-green smoothie, I decided to throw in some frozen berries that I had on hand. You can also freeze individual smoothie packs in a Ziploc bag using your favorite combination of fruits. Make-ahead freezer friendly smoothies that are healthy, nutritious and so refreshing for your mornings! Ingredients 1 cup spinach leaves 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons old fashioned oats 1 tablespoon sugar, or more, to taste Instructions Combine spinach, blueberries, raspberries, banana, milk, oats, sugar and 1 cup ice in blender until smooth.
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