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April 17th, 2013 -Spring Face Lift for YOUR garden!

Filling in the Gap

Are your flower beds looking rather boring with no curb appeal? It is amazing what colorful annuals can do to immediately change your flower bed's attitude. If your looking for those annuals (plants that bloom and seed in one season) that will last all summer in the Southern heat then I have the perfect choices for you. Here is a list of the "got to haves". All these annuals I grow in my own garden at Casa de Olsen.

Oktoberfest Confetti Garden Mixture
Honey Bee Mine Petunia
Million Bells Petunia (Calibrachoa)
Peach Frost Fusion Impatiens
Infrared Apricot Fusion Impatiens
Luscious Citrus Lantana
Giant Pink Supertunia
Bubblegum Supertunia
Purple Wondering Jew
Under the Sea Coleus Collection
Vancouver Centennial
Indian Tunes
Fan Flower 



Pear Essentials

Not only are pears great for sweet treats but they are wonderful accessories and equally amazing decorations. I have some easy ideas that you can create the perfect spring and summer decor for any gathering.

Stack-able Pear Arrangement:

Take a 1 inch x 6 inch board (any length) and paint it a nice green color. Then drill and secure several metal rods into the board about 12 inches tall or a little shorter at a random pattern. All you have to do now is just slide fresh pears onto the rods. I also like to use sheet moss to hide and camouflage the painted board for a softer look. Don't forget to scatter a few pears on the table itself.

For that perfect kitchen accessory just take a real or artificial pear and dip half of each fruit into a bowl full of acrylic paint. Choose any color that you like. Let dry and then fill a bowl full of these colorful wonders. Even a painted pear placed in a bird's next makes for an eye catching display.


April 10th, 2013 - Plants that LOVE heat - watch now

April 3rd, 2013 - Flowering Trees - watch now

March 27th, 2013 - Garden Accessories - watch now

March 20th, 2013 - Basic Winter Chores - watch now

March 15th, 2013 - Getting Ready For Spring - watch now

March 6th, 2013 - Easter Decorating - watch now

February 27th, 2013 - Easy Indoor Plants - watch now

February 20th, 2013 - Winter Chores - watch now

February 13th, 2013 - Valentine's Tips and PANIC ATTACK! watch now

February 6th, 2013 - Hardy winter plants and Valentine's Gifts - watch now

January 23rd, 2013 - Growing from Seeds - watch now

January 9th, 2013 - Easy Propagation - watch now

December 19th, 2012 - Ornaments by Nature - watch now

December 12th, 2012 - Easy Gift Ideas - watch the video

December 5th, 2012 - Chris hosts a look at Holiday Tour of Homes - check it out

November 21st, 2012 - It's all about the details when it comes to Christmas - watch the segment

November 14th, 2012 - Mom's Outdoor Oasis revealed - watch the segment

November 7th, 2012 - Planting bulbs - watch now

October 24th, 2012 - Winterizing your lawn - watch now

October 17th, 2012 - LIVE footage from the Olsen Home - watch now

October 10th, 2012 - Hardy Evergreens and Winter Containers - watch now

October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now

September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now

September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumpkins with Chris Olsen - watch now

September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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