Just to demonstrate that I am not completely unreliable, I am giving you, belatedly, Friday Prunings....on Sunday. Better late than never, especially because these are some pretty good tips, if I do say so myself, and I do. So, here we go:
Oh, and I'll blame my post-less Friday on Linda Cavanaugh, because I did a segment on KFOR
(to watch it, click here) that day, so of course I didn't have the time to do my post. (Just pretend you buy that excuse)
- Join the Home Depot Garden Club and take advantage of their coupons, information, and DIY tips. In all honesty, I've only taken advantage of the coupons because I am too impatient to read through the other stuff............but, you might feel otherwise.......so check it out for me please. Right now there is a coupon for organic fertilizer if I'm not mistaken.
- Use a basket of these beautiful, jewel-colored plums as a centerpiece for your table. Even if you're NOT having company. My friend Bubba at Southern Living took this luscious picture at a Farmer's Market in Birmingham. I replicated the all-plum and peach idea in my kitchen on a three tier wrought iron plate holder next to my sink. Every day the tasty mounds get smaller though...
- My eyes have been giving me fits this year, and I have been rubbing and gouging them entirely too much. Consequently, my eyelashes started to thin out and I began to look at some of these thickening and lengthening products. I decided to try Rapidlash available at CVS and on-line. (You can check out some reviews here at Dermastore). I've been using it for about three weeks, and by golly, it really seems to work! It's a lot less expensive than the prescription Latisse, and I'm very pleased. Give it a try, ladies. From what I hear, eyelashes are the new lips.
- As long as we are talking beauty talk, Spitfire says this about Post Gardening Hair Trauma: "All of us gardeners have been there – work, work, work and then – poof! There is a husband or a friend saying,” Let's go out and do …(whatever) ” There is no salvaging sweat ridden hair – or is there????? I say YES!! Salvation is here in the form of OJON Rub-Out Dry Cleanser (available at Sephora online). You shake it up, shake your head like a wet dog, simultaneously spraying it all over. Result, clean smelling, loads of volume, hair. I look like a chrysanthemum. However, I have moisture sensitive hair. I have a home in South Carolina and neighbors there estimate humidity percentages by the diameter of my hair. Normal hair people just look freshly washed. I recommend it for all but the bashful chrysanthemums."
Well, there you go. Sounds like an endorsement to me.
- My final tip comes from a horticulturalist at the Dallas Arboretum: " Your mulch should never be more colorful that your flowers." I wholeheartedly agree. Happy Sunday, Everyone.
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