Succulent September

I love collecting vintage telephone pole insulators. Although, I hadn’t figured out a cool way to display them until recently. I finally realized it was the perfect little planter for my  favorite little plant,  the succulent.  I think I may use copper and twine to hang them in the house… I’ll let you know… what would you do?

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Salt Lake City in November

Salt Lake City always has something fantastic going on and we hope to see you around town!  Here’s some awesome happenings:

  • Just in case you had no idea – Nov. 6th is Election Day, please vote!
  • The BOB Project by Brolly Arts until the 30th.  Located at the I-15 underpass on 300 North and 700 west, between the Jackson and Guadaloupe neighborhoods of Salt Lake City.
  • Science Movie Night: Never Cry Wolf,  based on the book by Farley Mowat.  Free Admission at the City Library on the 13th from 7-9pm

    Never Cry Wolf

  • Always a band to fit your own tune… such as Minus the Bear on the 6th, and The Devil Makes Three on the 17th at The Depot , FYI – there is always a great line-up at The State Room like Ben Sollee on the 15th and Sean Hayes (SO excited about this!) on the 16th.

    Sean Hayes - Fri Nov 16

    Sean Hayes @ The State Room – Fri Nov 16

  • Wicked-er is playing at the Desert Star Playhouse thru the 10th, then from Nov. 15th thru Jan. 5th it’s My Big Fat Utah Christmas.  This playhouse always does a great job!  Speaking of plays – The Pioneer Theatre Company is putting on A Christmas Carol starting the 30th.
  • We’re still waiting on an opening date from Trader Joe’s . . . hurry please!  They have the best Pearl Couscous mix and Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel bars mmmmm….yum.
  • Life In Color: Salt Lake City, UT – 2012 E.N.D Tour on Sat, November 10th at 8:00 pm in the Great Saltair

There’s something for everyone, so we hope you’ll be out and about in this fantastic November weather while it lasts!

Daylilies

My dear friend Cary Peterson LOVES Daylilies.  Once I knew about Daylilies, so did I.  I’ve always loved the Lily, but the variety and beauty that comes from a Daylily is unparralled.  In the fall, Cary gave me my first Daylily as a gift.  I planted it, excited to see what blooms I would get the spring.  That had to be the best part, I had no idea which one he gave me.  Well, it’s first blooms showed this week and it’s heart stopping gorgeous.   I’m still waiting to hear which one it is – but I’m guessing on “Too Many Husbands” .  I can’t wait to get more types to add some color and beauty into my flower gardens!  Cary operates http://www.mydaylilies.com and there is an extensive and fantastic gallery of flowers that you can view or even buy online.  Take a look, they are beautiful.  Thank you Cary!

I took this little blurb from www.daylilies.org to explain a little about the flowers:
“The genus Hemerocallis is native to Asia. Since the early 1930s, hybridizers in the United States and England have made great improvements in daylilies. Originally, the only colors were yellow, orange, and fulvous red. Today, we have colors ranging from near-whites, pastels, yellows, oranges, pinks, vivid reds, crimson, purple, nearly true-blue, and fabulous blends. Many people are familiar with only the common yellow or orange daylilies which are often seen along roadsides. These daylilies are cultivated forms of the wild types of daylilies which have “escaped” and are growing as if they are wild. All the modern daylilies have been developed through a complicated history of hybridization among these and other wild types.”

Here are a few photos I took of my Daylilies first blooms, I can’t wait to print one up and put it on the wall . . .    {A}

Farmer’s Market Season

It’s Farmer’s Market Season and I’m really excited to have the local artisans food and crafts at my fingertips again!  I’m a sucker for fresh food and hand-made wares.  The most popular Farmer’s Market in our area is the Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market put on by the Downtown Alliance.  Click HERE for more information. Sometimes I just can’t make it there Saturday morning, so it’s so great to be able to go to this one on a Tuesday.  And if your looking for those little gems, some of my other favorite Farmer’s Market’s are:

Murray Farmer’s Market (Friday’s and Saturday’s 9am – 3pm)

People’s Market (Sunday’s 10am-3pm)

And if you’re up for a quick drive… Park City Farmer’s Market …this one is great to go buy some fresh food and hit the trails for a beautiful hike afterwards!

Have fun!

After the Rain

It had been raining since yesterday morning, and today the clouds parted just as I arrived home.  The sun peeped out long enough for me to sneak in a few photos of the raindrops around the yard.  And then we ran inside before it started again.  I’m wishing for sun and warmth to get here, but I can’t help loving the little things that rain brings like galoshes, bright colored umbrellas, soft ground to start a garden, and indoor DIY projects.  I have a few DIYs to post soon, thanks to the rain! {A}