Category: Frugalista

Ken-Do Attitude

Teach yourself to harvest seeds

August is in many ways a transitional month. Many perennials are still blooming and need care, but other plants such as herbs are due for harvest and seed collection. Harvesting, drying seeds, herbs Harvest seeds that are ripe...

Sweet Simplicity

Is a change in daily routines in order?

Whew, it was a whirlwind of a ride for the first half of 2020! Every time I think I have seen or heard it all, something new comes on the news and my anxiety level takes another step higher. Sound familiar? This time in our...

Gardening Tips

Butterfly bushes a source of long-lasting joy

Buddleja davidi, or the butterfly bush, is a deciduous shrub that has fragrant tiny star shaped flowers that come in many colors and are arranged on an arching cone shaped bouquet at the tips of each of the branches. Each flower...

Antique Discovery

Toile de Jouy French linen fabric

When shopping for fabric, you might run across a certain type of antique French linen fabric called Toile de Jouy. Known for single colored prints on a cream or white background, toile features scenes of pastoral settings, the...