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April 3rd, 2013 - Decorating with Flowering Trees

Flowering Tree with Spring Pizazz

This is the time of year that I just love when everything starts to spring forth with wonderful flowers and lush foliage. If you are considering replacing some of your damaged trees from this past winter then here are a few of my favorites. First, the ultimate spring bloomer is the Yoshino Cherry tree. I can't say enough great things about this tree. It grows about 40 feet tall and nice and wide. Unlike a Bradford Pear tree, this tree blooms along the stems and looks more oriental in shape. It is so graceful when covered in pale pink flowers. Plus, since the wood is strong, there is less chances of winter damage. Then you may want to grow the Forest Redbud tree. Unlike the native redbud, this variety blooms very dark purple flowers but it also has burgundy foliage. You get a two for one with this beauty. Last, plant a Jane Tulip Magnolia. This tree is usually multi-trunk and is covered in purple tulip shape flowers instead of the common pale pink. Plant one or all three of these trees for a spring season that is so colorful each and every year to come. 



Space Savers

You can bring spring indoors by reusing old spice bottles, tomato sauce jars, and for that matter any type of clean recycled jar. I prefer to leave the labels in tack. Now simply go out into your yard and cut an assortment of spring flowers and even foliage plants. If you do not have a big selection of plants in your yard, then go to your local florist and chose flowers that look as though grandma picked them from her garden. An assortment of sweet peas, forsythia, quince, tulips, daffodils, etc. will do the trick.

Just mix-n-match the different varieties of flowers in the different size jars and arranged with the tallest glass jars in the back and the shortest ones toward the front. Your space will dictate how many jars and bottles to use.

Just one reused jar with fresh flowers also makes for a perfect gift. This is what I bring when I go to a dinner party instead of a bottle of wine.


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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