“Pick Your Battles”

Oftentimes, when talking to fellow 'seasoned' parents, we use the phrase in conversation: "you got to pick your battles." And usually the parent is looking at the outfit my child is wearing. My preschool and elementary school children pick their own outfits daily. And one day my four-year-old destroyed her room in her hunt for …

Columbine: A Great Perennial To Create a Cottage Garden Effect

If looking to add a cottage effect to your garden, columbines are a great addition. This beautifully detailed, delicate looking perennial blooms in the middle of May here in Pittsburgh. Throughout my garden I have a smattering of columbines in the pink and white varieties, but they are available in other colors too -- including blues …