Category Archives: green

jimmy’s “green” pond project

I’ve been seriously slacking on the renovation posts, and I got a bit of slack for not posting Jimmy’s fabulous pond project quickly enough, so here we go! Some of you may remember my Earth Day Post last year, when I spoke about the new planting bed beside the pond. I am especially proud of…

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  • I’ve always wanted a pond so Im jealous 🙂 Where did you get your bistro set? I already have a table but I need to find chairs.ReplyCancel

  • This is me oh so jealous.ReplyCancel

  • OMG! This is awesome. Please send him to my house. I’ll bake cookies. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Barzellato

    Good stuff!ReplyCancel

  • It’s a cast iron set, and I purchased it locally at a store in Middletown, NJ “Add-On Pools”. They have all sorts of nice patio / outdoor furniture in there.ReplyCancel

  • Thanks everyone! I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    Sweet!! I hope that my Hydrangeas look like that next year!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura – while he loves cookies, not sure if that’s enough to bribe him to undertake another project like this!ReplyCancel

  • M.

    It looks amazing. I think we need to come back over, LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Well done!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis

    Thats amazing! How fun!ReplyCancel

  • You guys are so talented and of course patient. What a major project and very zen like. I know you will enjoy it with the girls. Can I say, “tea party”!ReplyCancel

  • melissa suter

    Laura- it is beautiful! Hydrangea’s are my favorite! Jimmy (and you!) did a great job! Hope you have the time to enjoy it.ReplyCancel

  • kathy mackrell

    The pond looks beautiful!! The transformation is incredible- is he available for my house!! lol!!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you everyone for your kind comments. He worked really hard on it.ReplyCancel

  • Hi again! Jimmy makes it look easy. I love the whole thing. I hope you take the time to put your tushes on those groovy chairs every evening and enjoy it. And how much do we love moss! -susieReplyCancel

  • Looks beautiful!! Perfect for a gtg 😉ReplyCancel

  • Dana Battaglia

    I feel like i just saw an episode of something on HGTV!! HE did an AWESOME job. It looks beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Holy cow! What a beautiful Oasis Jimmy wrangled up for ya! Good going to the both of you! It looks great!!ReplyCancel

eco-chic wrap

The wrapping idea from My 2008 Holiday Farm House Tour is featured on Coveiter’s Blog!  How exciting!  Many thanks to Julie and Lindsey, who run a fabulously sophisticated design blog, for featuring this.  Please go check out Coveiter for some inspiration.  For those that may have missed it.  Behold my gifts (to date, the only…

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farm update

I have not been a very good blogger these last few days, have I? The weather gets nice and my cell phone shots of the day start stoppin… ;-). Believe me, I have good reason. When I’m not working these days I’m gardening / doing extensive yard clean-up, weed control, and even found some poison…

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happy earth day!

Today was Earth Day! No better day to describe what’s happening on the grounds here at the Farm I suppose! In case you didn’t know anything about Earth Day, it’s the official day of the year where you’re actually supposed to do something good for this amazing planet we live on. Plant a tree, a…

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  • Oh you have a pond! And a waterfall! I sooooo want one! We just didn’t have any more energy when it came to planning the backyard to include anything but a simple bed. I will have to live vicariously through you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ha! Yes! I do, it’s a mess currently but we love it.

    We actually bought some Koi last year – but we gave them away to another Koi owner as it was just one more thing we really didn’t need to take care of, in addition to attracting more-than-desired attention to it from the little kids. The Koi joined another school of Koi.

    sidenote: Speaking of Koi, I’ve really gotta hit Koi one of these days!

    Hopefully I can make this little area photo-worthy!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Happy Earth Day (a day late) to all. Every day is earth day. I recently came across a picture of myself and a friend and I’m wearing a t-shirt that says “Save The Planet” I got it at the very first NYC Earth Day celebration. I had to beg my parents to let me go on my own. I came home and threw away every aerosole can!!! Even my beloved Aqua Net. If you knew me back then, you’ll remember my hair!!! Strive to remember our earth in your decisions EVERY DAY and we’ll all benefit. Be well, MichelleReplyCancel

  • I have them on the side of my house and they THRIVE and get HUGE! LOVE THEM, just disappointed that I planted them where I can’t see them, I make sure to walk over that way to enjoy them. Every year for Mother’s Day I ask for a flowering shrub, I have 2 lilacs, 4 Nikkos, a white/green hydrangea (not sure of the name). This year I am unsure of what to try! Any recommendations? I love to garden.

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