Author Archives: Katie Ketelsen

Fresh-from-the-Garden Bouquet

My favorite part of the season has begun! I’ve planted various plants over the years hoping to have fresh flower bouquets throughout the whole season. Today I picked my first arrangement from two easy-to-grow perennials and one shrub. Here is … Continue reading

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Taking Off the Kid-Gloves to Garden with My Kidlet

Every day in the garden with my little man is like a new adventure. What flower will he bend to smell today? How much dirt will he swallow today? Which flower will be pick for me today? Which flowers will … Continue reading

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If I Lived on an Acreage…I’d Plant Sporadic Groupings of Spring-Blooming Bulbs

via Spring-blooming bulbs are perfect for planting with your lawn. Enjoy their flower in the spring, mow them down to grass-level when they’re done! It’s sooo easy! I love how they’ve planted sporadic groupings of bulbs along the flagstone sidewalk in this … Continue reading

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If I Lived on an Acreage…I’d Have Stunning, In-Your-Face, Rustic Columns

via While I’m sure I could find space for these gorgeous, columnar planters on my suburban lot, the rustic feel to them and size to which I’d like them to be might lend better in a larger space. What do … Continue reading

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If I Lived on an Acreage…I’d Have a Greenhouse Made From Reclaimed Materials

via Generally my style is one filled with reclaimed, rustic, galvanized objects, chippy doors and burlap. It’s only fitting my interior style be reflected in my exterior spaces. It’s a design tip that many forget to follow. If you enjoy eclectic pieces showcased … Continue reading

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Plant Geeking: New Hydrangeas

If you don’t know, you soon will. I am obsessed with hydrangeas. Obsessed. Here are a few, new hydrangeas I’m hoping to get in my garden this spring. Paraplu hydrangea from Spring Meadows Nursery What I love: Doubled florets! They are … Continue reading

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Fresh Ideas for Container Gardening—with me!

Last spring I was fortunate enough to film 10 container gardening courses for a venture between Better Homes and Gardens and Craftsy. Here’s a preview of the courses…including snapshots of wild make-up and hairstyles (the first day of shooting I mistakenly let … Continue reading

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Get an Extra BOOST with Burpee

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you. Just how good? I can’t answer that, but Burpee can with their BOOST collection showcasing six exclusive, delicious and nutritious vegetables. It’s hard these days to eat a healthy, balanced meal at each … Continue reading

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Local Garden Center Goodness

Occasionally I’m asked “Where’s the best place to buy plants?” I thought I’d share with you where I like to peruse for plants…and of course some shopping secrets. Listed in no particular order….   TimberPine Nursery Of course I’ll plug you with … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Bonanza

I’m fairly certain heaven is laced with hydrangeas–at least that’s what my heaven will look like. Want a peek? I cannot wait until these Limelight Hydrangeas fill in! Their blooms are magnificent and last FOREVER! Little Lime also has my … Continue reading

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