Easy Peasy Peony

The peony provides beautiful, massive blooms for your spring garden. Blooming anywhere from the middle to end of May here in Pittsburgh, peonies are a great addition to add to your flower garden in almost any climate. (My peonies have started blooming immediately after my rhododendron faded, so there has been a constant bloom in my garden this …

Siberian Iris

Intricate, blue and elegant: these three words sum up the the Siberian Iris. A showpiece for your early spring garden, the Siberian Iris has thin grass-like stems that look beautiful even after the flowers have finished blooming. I love the color of the Siberian Iris. I am partial to the color blue and am always …

Stuck In the Middle

As an only child, I was unaware of the challenges and stresses involved with raising multiple children, and the subsequent rivalry that comes with raising siblings. Growing up I hated being an only child, and because of this fact, I have five kids, two dogs and a cat. But having multiple children isn't all roses, …

Me First!

One thing that I struggle with as a mom of twins is the simple sounding demand: "Me first!" Uttered countless times a day by my twin four-year-old's, this demand/phrase has my sanity in a fragile state and my patience worn thin. They want to be first in everything. Literally everything--and each one wants to be …