YGF’s New Social Media Icons


I’m so excited about Your Gardening Friend’s new social media icons!

Mindy, at Simply Designs, did an outstanding job designing them. The flower pots are simply adorable!!

(Even though I’m not on Pinterest, I had Mindy design an icon since I plan on creating an account.)

The ONLY guidance I gave Mindy was a couple ideas of maybe using flower pots, hummingbirds, or hummingbirds on flower pots, or to just surprise me; and I told her the three colors I wanted incorporated into whatever design she came up with. That’s it. That’s not a

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Homemaking for the 5 Senses: Touch


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As I was thinking through Jill’s Homemaking for the 5 Senses series, the Lord flooded my mind with ideas for the sense of touch. The sense of touch is not one we give a lot of thought to, but there are so many ways we can make our homes more inviting, more cozy, by maximizing the sense of touch.

1. Comfortable Front Porch Seating. John and I spend a lot of time just sitting on our covered porch, enjoying the scenery of our woods, and all the wildlife.

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What’s Your Favorite Season?

Fall (and the end of summer) is only 16 days away!! Can you believe it?!

What’s Your Favorite Season? Cast your vote on the Facebook page.

I’m ready for spring.

Patience, Grasshopper.


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I know there hasn’t been 3 posts/week this week and last, but rest assured, there are posts on their way.

As my friend, Amber, likes to say, “Have patience, grasshopper”.

Preview of July and August


photo credit: Holly

Here’s a preview of posts you can look forward to for the months of July and August, here on Your Gardening Friend.

Friday’s Photo Guest Posts A Few More Gardening 101 Posts The Joys of A Shade Garden An All Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray Elderberries Giveaway No. 3 Bubbling Boulder Project Unveiling (probably mid/late August. It’s still a work in progress.) Bubbling Boulder How-To Posts (probably 3 posts) Spontaneous Posts Tossed in the Mix