Sunday, September 23, 2012

Planting For The Fall

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Fall is my favorite time of year, even though Central Florida doesn't have the brisk weather like the northern states. Never the less, I love to take this time of year and add some plants, that have those fall colors, and add them to my yard. My favorite plants are the croton, copper plants and Blackie sweet potato vines. Today, I wanted to share with you what I have done so far to my flower beds and what Miracle-Gro products I use to keep my plants healthy. 

Before I place the plants in the ground, I always add Miracle-Gro Garden Soil to this awful Florida sandy soil. By adding the Miracle-Gro Garden soil, it helps feed my plants up to three months, helps improve the soil already in my yard and helps build strong roots. It can be used with all flowers, vegetables, trees and shrubs. What's not to LOVE about that! I am going to show you a croton I planted over a year ago and the two new ones I just planted. 


This croton by far is my favorite and it is called a mammy croton. I love the shapes of the leaves and the colors reminds me of fall. 


This particular croton is very light and goes well with any season. 

This particular croton I planted over a year ago and has grown so much. To help keep my plants healthy, I love to use Miracle-Gro water-soluble all-purpose plant food. It’s easy to use and helps feed all my plants, trees, shrubs, and houseplants. 

Here are some of the Miracle-Gro products I love to use! There are so many more products that Miracle-Gro makes. Just go to Miracle-Gro Facebook page and like them. There Miracle-Gro will guide you through your gardening adventure and you can talk with other gardeners and share stories. It sure has helped me. Check out Find beauty in the Fall and Fall gardening. By all means, I am not a professional gardener but I do love my yard to look beautiful. I have been using Miracle-Gro for over 30 years and I have never been disappointed with any of the products I have used. 

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Monday, September 3, 2012

How to Reupholster dining chairs

I wanted to share my DIY dining chairs I reupholstered. If you have a Hancock Fabric store near you stop by today for their huge savings. I saw this upholstery fabric awhile back and it out of my price range, but when I went last week on Thursday morning the same fabric was marked down 70%. The fabric costed $14, but I purchased it for a $1.97 a yard. I purchased three yards and still have enough fabric to make a couple of throw pillows. Woo Hoo!
My not so lovely dining chairs.
The duster I wanted to keep so I removed it carefully.  
There was a lot of staples so I cut around and removed the duster. 
There where over 100 staples for each chair. Crazy! 
Once the duster was removed I just ripped apart the leather and the seat cushions were in great shape.
Do you see the corners of the seat? I have to make sure the fabric lays properly in these two corners. 
Make sure before you staple the fabric down to fix the design on the cushion properly. 
Tuck the side of the fabric in and staple into place.
The fabric is all done and now for the duster. 
Staple the duster back on.

 I plan on repainting the dining table soon as well.
Who said recovering furniture or chairs have to be expensive. If you shop at the right time you can save a bundle. Love my chairs and Love that you stopped by. Have a great week and drop me a line.