The Best Bang-for-the-Buck Annual in my Yard

Have you met the King of the Jungle…? No, not this one!   I mean the “backyard” jungle… (even if your “jungle” is a clay or plastic pot). I get so excited when outdoor gardening season begins…I begin my rounds at the local nurseries and every variety and color turns my head and tempts my wallet. I have many perennials, but […]

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DIY Stacked Stone Retaining Wall – Part 2

Yeesh!  Nothing will make you appreciate a Buffalo winter like building a two-layer DIY stacked stone retaining wall in July! It’s been hot, hard, heavy work; but we’re really happy we did it. 🙂  A bonus: Mr. DustandDoghair and I worked on it together AND we’ve both lived to tell the tale! Not a bad month’s work for this headstrong pairing […]

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A DIY Stacked Stone Wall – Part 1

Mr. D&D and I have always loved stacked stone walls. We’ve long been inspired by this very lengthy wall that borders a main road near our neighborhood. …as well as this mortared one in front of an old farm that we pass by regularly. We’ve also noticed short rows of stacked stone in front of many homes as part of their […]

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