Author Archives: Claire Jones

About Claire Jones

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.

Pumpkin Treats-Decorating with Succulents

Pumpkins and succulents are natural companions, adding a fall flair to decorating. Easy to do, no mess decorating gourds and pumpkins is outlined in this quick tutorial. Continue reading

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Spinning Honey

Honey spinning is a big event at my house in the fall. Extracting and bottling the honey is a surprisingly simple low tech but messy task. Continue reading

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Saddlebacks are Back!

Saddleback caterpillars are comical looking but pack a powerful sting! Stay away from these as the sting is worse than a bee sting and the pain can last for days. Continue reading

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Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Honey Ice Cream is sublime and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Try the recipe and enjoy this tasty ice cream alone or on top of peach cake for a great summer dessert. Continue reading

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Got Milk…….. Weed?

Without the presence of Milkweed, Monarch would be extinct. We need to plant and preserve the Milkweed population so that there are plenty of nectar sources for this keystone species. Continue reading

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