Thoughts on all things garden themed from an antique dealer gone amuck! I write, play with the dogs, and fill my house with garden art. There is hardly time to work the dirt!

Copyright 2010-2013 Barbara Barth, Writer With Dogs

Saturday, May 22, 2010

We Have A Winner!  The Lone Dollier.

Congrats to The Lone Dollier for winning this lovely one-of-a-kind botanical necklace! Winner picked with a random number generator. Check back the first of June for a new giveaway worth commenting about!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Perfect Sunday Morning - What Do You Do On Sundays?

Hot Summer In The City! Or Rather My Yard!
Oh, how fun it is to be lazy. I rolled out of bed at 10 AM (although six dogs were up and let out at 6 AM and then all back to bed). Filled my cup with coffee and sat out on my new deck. I love my new deck. A luxury for me with all the work I had to do on the house. The dogs and I let the morning sun shine on us, a few ran down the steps to roll on the grass, and April In Paris took off after a squirrel. She was stopped by the fence and I think I saw the squirrel wave goodbye as it dashed up a tree!
What do you like to do on a Sunday morning? Today I am the laziest gal in town. My town that is.
The fabu deck built by my handy man Jimmy!

The infamous pea gravel sand box which makes me crazy. Looks like a litter box! Live and learn!

My Thrift Store Chairs - $6.00 each. Cool.

My David Austin rose finally blooming.

Can't wait for my flowers to start growing! Thyme anyone?

My little wagon from the thrift store $9.00

My resting spot for my late dog Jake. You can read about him in my book The Unfaithful Widow, available on

OK, we've had enough fun!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oh these smell good! But can I eat them?

Foxy Likes To Sniff The Pansies

Yes, dear Foxy. There are edible flowers. You Can Eat Flowers From the Viola Family.
A perfect spring treat! Pansy popsicles!
Lemonade made from dry mix and water. Violas or pansies.
Mix lemonade as per package instructions.
Pour into forms or paper cups about ¾ of the way full. (Use small paper cups). If using paper cups place cups on a baking sheet.
Place a few pansies or violas into the lemonade and place cups or forms in the freezer.
If using cups wait a few hours then when mixture is hard enough but still soft insert popsicle sticks and continue freezing until hard.
Pop out of form or cups and serve.
Yummy and cool. A perfect treat while sitting on your patio after a hard day of gardening!

PS: Don't forget to leave a comment for the free giveaway on May 21st.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Win This Time In A Garden Necklace By May 21st

Remember to Enter!
Just a reminder friends that you are missing a chance for a fab one-of-a-kind necklace.  I am always confused, I have had lots of hits but maybe the fact you can win something is not clear! So here is your daily reminder. Enter a comment or become a follower on this blog by May 21st and you may win.  Vintage beetle on large piece of Turquoise colored Howite. Chunky gem stone necklace chain.

A little garden elegance to greet the first of May.