Kristi Smith

Kristi Smith has written 632 posts for Not So Crafty

Looking Back at the Summer Harvest

It’s that time of year where I need to say good by to the summer vegetables. The majority of summer plants peaked a while a go but a few are still hanging around. The majority of them are an overgrown mess. I’m going to have to show some tough love and rip them out. This […]

Happy Halloween! Past, Present and Surprise!

Happy Halloween, I hope everyone had a good time and are recovering nicely from their candy hangover. Recently, my mom has been sending me photos from my childhood.  I thought I would share some of the pictures from my early Halloweens.  While looking at these I was surprised by how many times I chose to […]

Welcoming Fall

The summer heat made a late appearance this year but it’s finally letting go and allowing autumn to take over. The days are shorter and the evenings are cooler. It’s the time of year where you can enjoy the apples and winter squash at the farmers market and you can still collect peppers and eggplants […]

Fall Garden

My blogging has been a little sparse due to some  recent big personal changes. I’ll be posting more about that later. It’s been a great summer filled with unusual, moderate temperatures and cool evenings. That was until recently. The past few  weeks have been filled with temperatures in the high 90’s and low 100’s. The […]

Great California Paint Out!

Today over 100 artists came to Davis, CA to participate in the Great California Paint Out. This event is being held in conjunction with the 10th Annual International Plein Air Painter Worldwide Paint Out.. Artists worked allover downtown Davis painting the scenery in every medium and style from 9-3:00pm. It was so much fun to […]

Wordless Wednesday: Black Eyed Susan

Dahlia Update

This past spring I had too much fun finding and buying different dahlia bulbs. Now they are just starting to bloom. In a few weeks this whole section will be covered in flowers. Originally I had all of my plants arranged by height and color but I made the mistake of using a smelly organic […]

Summer Bloom Day

What a difference a couple of weeks make. The rain and clouds are gone and the temperatures are slowly creeping up to the mid-90’s. The garden is showing off the last of the spring flowers and the new summer plants are really taking off. My new favorites are my poppies. Last winter, I had bought […]

Wordless Wednesday

How To Release LadyBugs into the Garden

Last Sunday, I was feeling a little stir crazy so I hopped over the our local nursery. I was about to leave when I spotted their display of ladybugs. Now, I’ve seen insects sold at big box stores and it’s always a tragic affair. The poor bugs are stuffed in envelopes and are in the […]