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Hydrangeas 101 – Choosing, Planting, Growing, Pruning Tips
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Hydrangeas 101 – Choosing, Planting, Growing, Pruning Tips

This Hydrangeas 101 Guide will give you everything you ever wanted to know about hydrangeas! We’ll talk about the different types of hydrangeas and how to choose the best variety of hydrangea for your yard, planting and growing tips, when to prune hydrangeas (this is crucial!), sun requirements, how to change the color of blooms…

Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming – and How to Fix It!
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Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming – and How to Fix It!

If you’ve ever asked yourself, Why aren’t my hydrangeas blooming?, you’ve come to the right place. Learn how to prevent winter kill on hydrangeas. If your hydrangeas look like dead sticks, read my winter kill hydrangeas care tips. This article also discusses ways to protect hydrangeas from cold because winterizing hydrangeas is important for the…

My Hydrangea-less Summer and When to Prune Hydrangeas
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My Hydrangea-less Summer and When to Prune Hydrangeas

This post is filled with information on when to prune hydrangeas. You will learn how to identify the type of hydrangea you have, old wood vs. new wood and what that means and exactly when to prune each type of hydrangea. Whether you are a beginner gardener or already have a green thumb, there is…

7 Tips to Get Your Home Fall Ready
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7 Tips to Get Your Home Fall Ready

Welcome pumpkin spice lattes, leather boots and crunching leaves underfoot – I’ve been waiting for you! I’m sharing 7 fall home decorating tips to easily transition your house from summer to fall. These affordable ideas will get you to think outside what people typically consider fall decor and inspire your creativity! There’s something about a…

More than Half of Americans Are Happiest in the Fall!
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More than Half of Americans Are Happiest in the Fall!

Move over heat and humidity and make way for pumpkin-spice everything! If Fall is your favorite season, you’re in good company. Did you know that more than half of Americans are happiest in the Fall? I’m sharing the top 30 Fall favorites plus insight into what loving fall says about you! So break out those…

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Eclectic Home Tours Spring Let’s Decorate My Home Latest posts Hi there! I’m KELLY Welcome to Kelly Elko! Here you’ll find inspiring decorating ideas, holiday inspiration, gardening tips, vintage thrifting adventures and so much more. I’m sharing simple, quick, affordable ideas to help you love where you live.Read more… My home tour thrifting decorate Looking…

Eclectic Home Tour – Sea Roost
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Eclectic Home Tour – Sea Roost

They rented a beach house next door for years, and always thought the overgrown set of cottages behind the Oriental Bittersweet and Honeysuckle were so quaint. Built as fishing cabins in the 1940’s, the daughter of the original owners built the artist studio all by herself! When the owners decided to sell, Matt Albiani & Ron Brand…

How to Dry Citrus Slices & Creative Uses for Them
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How to Dry Citrus Slices & Creative Uses for Them

During the Great Depression, citrus fruit was considered a luxury and you were lucky if you got one in your Christmas stocking! Today, it’s fun to decorate with dried orange slices (and other citrus). I’m sharing how to dry citrus slices including oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and more because each one needs a different drying…

Adirondack Basket Wreath
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Adirondack Basket Wreath

A tisket a tasket, a vintage Adirondack basket. See how I made a unique basket wreath for my front door using an old trapper basket. Whether you refer to them as “Adirondack baskets,” “pack baskets,” “trapper baskets,” or “basket backpacks,” they have been around for centuries and I learned some very interesting Adirondack basket history…

Fall Kitchen & Vintage Ashtray Display
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Fall Kitchen & Vintage Ashtray Display

I love my kitchen as much today as I did when we renovated 11 years ago. I always have fun decorating this blank slate and adding fun seasonal touches. For fall, I added an assortment of vintage finds that add so much personality. I am so excited to share my colorful vintage ashtray display. Pull…

Why Every Garden Needs a Summer Crush Hydrangea – Planting & Care Tips
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Why Every Garden Needs a Summer Crush Hydrangea – Planting & Care Tips

I never met a hydrangea I didn’t love but I’m especially partial to Summer Crush hydrangea. Their vibrant raspberry red color is so unique that complete strangers stop and gawk as they stroll past my house (or maybe they are judging the gnome on my porch steps). These are dwarf hydrangeas and will max out at…

New Living Room Arrangement & Vintage Collections
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New Living Room Arrangement & Vintage Collections

Why didn’t I think of this before? I’ve rearranged my living room in every conceivable way over the years but this time I think I finally got it right! Today, I’m sharing how to reimagine your furniture into a more welcoming arrangement that makes the most use of the space in the room. I’m also…

Creative Ways to Display, Craft and Store Bottle Brush Trees
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Creative Ways to Display, Craft and Store Bottle Brush Trees

Fun fact: sometime long, long ago, Addi’s Bottle Brush Company dyed their toilet bowl brushes and turned them into little Christmas trees and wreaths. These whimsical little trees have been around forever and have regained popularity recently. I’m sharing some really creative ways to decorate with these little trees, simple crafts, different ways to dye them…