Spa Tips – November 2017

Spa Tips November 2017  – Water Conservation One of the benefits of owning a spa for those of us who like a hot soak, is saving water, and with council charging for water in, as well as water out, you don’t want to be running that shower or bath for longer than necessary. Even more […]

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Friends Of YardArt – November 2017

Friends of YardArt November 2017 Happy Birthday to us! This month we celebrate thirteen years of YardArt, and you get the presents. When you come in make sure to vote for our ‘Happening Hangers’. From eight different schools, the winner gets a raised garden, seeds and mulch. Every vote puts you in the draw for […]

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Spa Tips – October 2017

Spa Tips October 2017 And the winner is…Maree, who sent a pic of her spa asking for ideas to jazz up the space before Summer won a $100 YardArt statue voucher. Congratulations and happy shopping! I often talk about morning spas and if you haven’t tried it, you are missing out on a treat, especially […]

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Off The Sofa – October 2017

What is a weed? Well, it depends on whether you want that plant in that space, as to whether you think its a weed or not. Weeds are mostly a plant that seeds freely and sometimes is difficult to get rid of. Sometimes, what one person might want to get rid of, another might love […]

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Friends Of YardArt – October 2017

Friends of YardArt October 2017 This feels like the longest winter! If the rain would ever end so we can dry out a little, I might be able to get some work done in the garden. I just seem to be making lists of all the things I want to do. Lists are not a […]

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Featured Artist – Julie

Julie is one of our talented locals who has been with us since we opened, and lovely to have an exhibition of her work on the eve of our thirteenth birthday. Successfully selling pieces at the recent local Art’s Festival she is always working on new projects and very capably working across different mediums. This […]

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Off The Sofa – September 2017

Have you ever snapped a piece of celery or a crisp apple and eaten it straight from your garden. Its full of moisture and tastes so delicious you can easily just gobble it right down. What about a sweet peach or sugar snap peas? So sweet they feel like you’re eating dessert straight from your […]

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Spa Tips – September 2017

Spa Tips September 2017 If you plan to make changes to your back yard around the spa area, the time you spend planning before you start will pay off hugely. Think about any problems you have. Sometimes its simply privacy you need, maybe you need to block the wind or perhaps enhance a view. Consider […]

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Friends Of YardArt – September 2017

Friends of YardArt September 2017 After earthworks at our back door I decided to revamp the space, and now loving my tea Infuser, started a healing garden. The idea being I grow the herbs I want to use, so I can pluck the leaves fresh, pour hot water over and enjoy its goodness immediately. See […]

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Friends Of YardArt – August 2017

Friends of YardArt August 2017 In July NZ Gardener there’s a wonderful Hot Toddy I will share with you here if you are battling winter ills. Probably not one for the kids but so yummy it could just be a winter warmer. Put a tablespoon of honey, or a couple of dates, with a nip […]

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