Lifestuff

Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Wondering about gifts for someone who loves coffee? Here are a few suggestions.

Coffee Bean Delivery From New Harvest Coffee Roasters

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I have been having freshly roasted coffee beans delivered quickly to my door from New Harvest Coffee Roasters for years. They have some organic coffees, Source Direct beans, and some coffees that also support community projects. Their coffee beans are freshly roasted and you can sign someone up for deliveries on a regular basis.

I have been having freshly roasted coffee beans delivered quickly to my door from New Harvest Coffee Roasters for years. They have some organic coffees, Source Direct beans, and some coffees that also support community projects.

 

The Perfect Garden Or Porch Chair for Sipping Coffee

Adirondack chairs are perfect for sitting and drinking your favorite beverage because they have wide armrests that hold your mug or glass. I painted these blue so that even the color makes me smile! I also have folding Adirondack chairs on my front porch so I can make that area my “summer office.” The arms of these chairs are also good for holding a laptop along with your coffee cup.

Adirondack chairs are perfect for sitting and drinking your favorite beverage because they have wide armrests that hold your mug or glass. I painted these blue so that even the color makes me smile!

 

Coffee for Roses Coffee Mug

Celebrate your favorite gardening blog along with your favorite morning beverage ;-)

Coffee for Roses – and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening.

Any gardener, home landscaper or plant person will enjoy this book, even if he or she is a tea drinker. (Sneak preview: roses love organic matter, and coffee grounds are great for adding organic amendments to your gardens. But coffee grounds don’t have any particular “rose woo-woo.”)

Any gardener, home landscaper or plant person will enjoy this book, even if he or she is a tea drinker. (Sneak preview: roses love organic matter, and coffee grounds are great for adding organic amendments to your gardens. But coffee grounds don't have any particular "rose woo-woo.")

 

Update Their Starbucks App

If the coffee lover you know has an iPhone jump-start their Starbucks App so they can flash their phone to buy a their favorite coffee.  I understand that the new version of this app for 2015 will allow people to pre-order and have their food and beverage waiting when they walk into their local store.

If the coffee lover you know has an iPhone jump-start their Starbucks App so they can flash their phone to buy a coffee.

 

Coffee for Roses Logo Canister

Use this small canister for seed storage, plant labels, candy or coffee beans.

Coffee for Roses Storage Jar
Coffee for Roses Storage Jar by CoffeeForRoses
Browse other candy dish designs on Zazzle.

Happy Sipping!

 

Gardens

The Four Season Garden

Here is about half of the "fragrance garden" - but it probably should be renamed the four-seasons-of-flowers garden.

As I look at one section of my “fragrance garden” it occurs to me that this one area is a good example of maintaining a garden so that you have something going on in all four seasons. Full disclosure: I put “fragrance garden” in quotes because although that’s what I call this part of my

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Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival - Let's Grow This!

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To Grow Something Beautiful… Sometimes all it takes is a group of people who are willing to say “Let’s do this!” Cape gardeners, landscapers, and homeowners have the opportunity to grow something that is beautiful and beneficial with a Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.

Imagine ten days in July when Cape gardens are

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Love This!

I Love Tuscan Kale

Here is a photo of kale that was growing in our garden in mid-November last year.

Name:  Tuscan Kale – aka Lacinato kale, dinosaur kale, and Brassica oleracea

Type of Plant:  One of the longest producing vegetables for the garden.

Why I love this:  Kale has been a hot vegetable lately, and with good reason since it’s so jam-packed with nutrients. It’s also delicious and for the home veggie gardener a

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Gardens

Bringing Plants Inside for the Winter

“When do I bring my houseplants back indoors?” and “Can I keep my mandevilla vine and hibiscus plant over the winter?” or “How can I avoid those fruit flies or fungus gnats I get when I bring plants inside for the winter?” These are typical questions I get from clients, customers, and my GardenLine radio

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Food

Pasta With Chard, Kale and Bacon

Toss the pasta in with the chard/kale/garlic mixture. Add the bacon and the cheese and toss again. Serve and enjoy!

In the fall kale and chard often last longer in the garden than other crops so here is a very tasty and quick way to make dinner with these two vegetables. Those who are vegetarians can prepare the same dish and just leave out the bacon.

Here are the basic ingredients: kale, chard, roasted

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