Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Tomorrow is a big day of eating and being with family and practicing thankfulness and gratitude.  For those that are hosting the big gathering and need some last minute tablescape ideas, here are a few that will steal the spotlight from the turkey. This table is as simple as a burlap runner, some seasonal fruit and greens.   Magnolias are a big trend at the moment. If you have any magnolia trees in your yard, trim some leaves...

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Favorite Houseplants

Nurseries are closing up their outdoor plant selections, but if you are lucky to have a nursery with a greenhouse near you, go fulfill your plant buying needs with some houseplants.   Here are some of my favorites:   Christmas Cactus (source) A Christmas Cactus isn't a desert type of cactus, as it needs its soil to be damp and not dried out. Around October and November, the flowers will start budding and with luck, you will have a bright flowery...

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That Time of Year

It is November. Halloween is packed away and some may decorate for Thanksgiving but many are getting ready for the Christmas season. If you have a plant and garden lover in your life, check out these unique gift ideas and check a few things to do off of your list!   Arbor Day Foundation sells tree seedlings in tubes that make great stocking stuffers or part favors for your holiday gatherings.   Terrariums are a great way to create...

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Fireplaces For Fall

Who doesn't love a good s'mores night with blankets wrapped around your shoulders on a good crisp fall night? Fire pits and fire places are a great addition to your back yard space. Not only are they one of the top outdoor trends of the year, they are features that you can use all year round. Yes, even on a hot summer night, a fire pit is still a great area for congregation and memories. Curious...

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Front Yard Neighborhoods

Today at DG2 Home, we will be focusing on what makes a neighborhood great. Is it the homes? The landscaping? The sense of community or all of the above? With the world being such a social media and technology driven environment, the art of knowing and your neighbors can be lost.  Take a look at some of these articles and work towards a better community for your home.                   (source)   Next Door App Does your neighborhood participate in the...

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Groundcovers

Mulch and rocks are typically the material of choice when covering a planting bed, but have you ever thought about making more of a living bed? There are so many ground covers that can choke out weeds and create a nice mass planting look for your planting beds. Need ideas? Take a look at these ground covers and see what works for your space.   Try a moss covering for your shade loving lawn and beds. (source)   Ajuga...

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Season for Mums

This is the time that you will start to see the bright colors of mums on everyone's porch. They can be planted, placed in urns or set out on your front porch. Take a look at these bright ideas and go plan on purchasing some mums at your local nursery this week!   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)...

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Fall Planters

Missouri and Mother Nature have a funny relationship. August was gorgeous and crisp and gave everyone a taste of fall. September has been hot and humid and ready for the pool again. Well until the days stay consistent and you are wanting to add some fall flair to your porch or patio, here are some inspiring fall planters.   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)   (source)...

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Courtyards

When I hear the word courtyard, I instantly think of a giant hotel brand. But what is a courtyard? The definition is that a courtyard is a circumscribed area, often surrounded by buildings that is open to the sky.   You typically would find a courtyard in office parks, hotels and outdoor shopping centers, but what about the residential home? How can you create a space to gather, sit, eat and relax on your property? Take a...

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Dahlias!

Peonies are the show stopping flower for the late Spring and early summer months, but have you been seeing all the hype of the late summer and early fall flowers of dahlias?! Dahlias are everywhere at the moment and one of the most on trend cut flowers for bridal arrangements, flower gardens and to just have cut for around the house. Cafe au Lait Dahlia   Dahlias come from tubers, just like peonies. Plant the tubers in the...

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