Gardening, Home and Garden

How to Harvest Marigold Seeds

If you have ever made a purchase from Unplanned Whimsy, you are familiar with my love of marigold seeds. Whenever I send an order out, I always try to include an envelope of seeds from my garden. I sort of find it symbolic, that just as their order has helped my business grow, their marigolds… Continue reading How to Harvest Marigold Seeds

Gardening, Home and Garden

How to Propagate Coleus

I love coleus! There is something about their variety of bright colors, ease of propagation, long growing periods, ease of adapting to different environments, ability to grow indoors and even bloom throughout the entire year, and of course their beauty, that all sums up as to why coleus is one of my favorite plants. One… Continue reading How to Propagate Coleus

DIYs, Free Printables, Gardening

Free Printable DIY Seed Packets

Collecting seeds from your garden is fun and frugal! Almost everything in your garden produces seeds that are totally easy to collect and plant later. Whether you are planting your collected seeds in a few weeks or keeping them for next year's garden you will need somewhere to store them. These DIY seed packets are… Continue reading Free Printable DIY Seed Packets

Crafts and DIYs, Gardening, Home and Garden

DIY Mini Wine Bottle Self Watering System

Hello! As Audrey Hepburn once said "to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" and with the chilly weather and all of the crazy in the world these days, heading out to the nearest lawn and garden store to help cure your spring fever just isn't an option; BUT there are a few indoor… Continue reading DIY Mini Wine Bottle Self Watering System

Crafts and DIYs, Gardening, Home and Garden

Whimsical DIY Living Terrarium from a Craft Ornament

Hello and Happy New Year! The new year can be such an exciting time; the holiday rush is over, the decorations have been packed, the cookies have been eaten, and half of the gifts have been returned... but maybe that's for a different post. Sometimes though, all of the empty winter quiet can be dull… Continue reading Whimsical DIY Living Terrarium from a Craft Ornament

Gardening, Home and Garden, Something to Share

Five Indoor Plants that Teach Important Life Lessons

Five Indoor Plants and the Important Life Lessons They Teach 1. Coleus Coleus is a beautiful leafy plant that comes in a wide variety of colors and can be easily propagated. You can usually purchase coleus from mid spring to late summer. At my local Lowes, they sold coleus until October, when they closed down… Continue reading Five Indoor Plants that Teach Important Life Lessons

Gardening, Home and Garden

Choosing the Best Plants to Create a Shaded Front Porch Oasis

Hello! If you love warm summer nights watching the sun set or enjoy reading in the crisp morning dew then you know that there is no other place like your front porch. It took my family and I quite a bit of time to update our front porch over the years. We updated the railing… Continue reading Choosing the Best Plants to Create a Shaded Front Porch Oasis

Crafts and DIYs, Etsy Craft Kits, Gardening

How to Make a Clothespin Fairy Doll

This fairy is so cute and super fun to make. This is actually a tutorial as part of a fairy garden craft kit that can be purchased from my Etsy shop HERE. Everything from this post, as well as everything in the photo below is provided in the kit. In case your interested in what… Continue reading How to Make a Clothespin Fairy Doll

Crafts and DIYs, Etsy Craft Kits, Gardening

Fairy Garden Craft Kit Instructions

This tutorial is so cute and super fun to make. It is actually a tutorial as part of a fairy garden craft kit that can be purchased from my Etsy shop HERE. Everything from this post, as well as everything in the photo below is provided in the kit. Fairy Garden DIY Craft Kit Instructions… Continue reading Fairy Garden Craft Kit Instructions

Gardening, Home and Garden

10 Garden Projects to Try this Spring

Ten Garden Projects to Try this Spring It’s SPRING TIME!!  I don’t know about you, but my favorite part of spring is gardening. I love to garden. I love plants. I love flowers. I love planting new flowers to learn how they grow. I love the dirt. I don’t love the worms, but that’s okay.… Continue reading 10 Garden Projects to Try this Spring