The Difference between Herbaceous Peonies and Itoh Hybrid Peonies

The Difference between Herbaceous Peonies and Itoh Hybrid Peonies

Herbaceous Peonies vs Itoh Hybrid Peonies The plant world is always developing new and exciting cultivars and hybrids of plants. It is hard for me to keep up on all of the new developments in the plant world, but when I do learn about a new group or type of...
7 Bulbs to Grow in Containers This Summer

7 Bulbs to Grow in Containers This Summer

Blooming baskets, plentiful pots, and colorful containers are a simple way to add color to your home all season. The versatility of planting flowers and even vegetables in a container is appealing for gardeners of all skill levels and property types. For gardeners like me with a smaller city lot...
Top 12 Perennials for Butterflies

Top 12 Perennials for Butterflies

Connecting with nature is important for your health and happiness. When I see butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other flying friends in my garden it brings a smile to face. Even my dogs are fascinated by the intricate and delicate butterflies that come visit my the annuals and perennials in my...
How to Grow the Big and Bold Dahlia Blooms!

How to Grow the Big and Bold Dahlia Blooms!

The dahlia is one of the most popular summer blooming flower bulbs! New gardeners will love the bright colors, and ease of growing, as well as the large assortment of colors and bloom shapes to choose from. Experienced gardeners enjoy growing dahlias for the challenge of growing the biggest blooms possible,...
When is the best time to plant Summer Blooming Bulbs?

When is the best time to plant Summer Blooming Bulbs?

Before we can answer the question of when the best time to plant summer-blooming bulbs, we must determine what summer-blooming bulbs are! Online retailers like Holland Bulb Farms and Tulip World sell a variety of bulbs, perennials, fruit and vegetable plants for planting in spring. Typically out of their assortment...
Living Coral the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Top 15 Flowers

Living Coral the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Top 15 Flowers

2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral We are already a little over a month into 2019 and like all new years, the newness of the year tends to fade pretty quickly. Often resolutions are abandoned by this time of the year. It is easy for that “New Year,...
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Companion Plants for Bearded Iris: 7 Combinations for Color and Balance

Just like humans need companions to thrive, plants also need companions to thrive. Planting all of the same types of bush, tree or flower is no fun! Planting a limited selection of plants can also lead to problems if a disease or pest comes and wipes out that entire type of plant. When planning your...
The Beginner's Guide to Gardening with Tulips

The Beginner’s Guide to Gardening with Tulips

Tulips are some of the most recognizable flowers in the world! In the 1600s they took the world by storm and caused the first major economic bubble in the Netherlands, known as Tulip Mania. While the initial hype over tulips caused prices to skyrocket. In the current day and age tulip bulbs are affordable to...
Planting Lilies This Fall: 6 Things to Consider

Planting Lilies This Fall: 6 Things to Consider

Lily bulbs produce showy, colorful blooms throughout the summer months. Lilies are considered easy to grow flower bulbs that have few requirements for success. While lily bulbs can be planted in spring they grow especially well when planted in fall. If lilies are your favorite flower, you are in luck as there are many options...
Spray Painting Allium Flowers

Spray Painting Allium Flowers

DIY Summer Project: Spray Painting Allium Flowers Paint and flowers, do they mix? Maybe–if you are thinking of an artist painting a vase of flowers. In most other applications paint and flowers aren’t associated with each other…until now! A super easy and fun summer project is spray painting your allium flowers! You may be wondering...
Start Planning for Spring Blooms Now!

Start Planning for Spring Blooms Now!

Next spring may seem like a distant faraway time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for it now. If you were disappointed this past spring with the lack of blooms the entire spring or certain times this past spring there is no better time to start planning than now!  Planning for blooms all...
Gardening with Seed Mats Is as Easy as 1-2-3!

Gardening with Seed Mats Is as Easy as 1-2-3!

Calling all lazy gardeners, beginner gardeners or anyone else wants loads of flowers for a low cost with minimal effort! Gardening takes work–there is no getting around that fact. Want a vegetable garden? Better till the soil, add nutrients, plan for spacing and harvest time requirements + water regularly and keep the weeds out. Want...
Best Herbs for Your Barbeque!

Best Herbs for Your Barbeque!

Mmmmm something smells good! It’s smoky and savory—must be a grill! Summer days and nights mean it is time to roll out the grill, invite your friends and family over and share a meal! Family picnics, reunions, and casual gatherings often mean grilled food, fresh salads, and snacks. Salads and grilled items taste extra special...
June Gardening FAQs

June Gardening FAQs

The month of June is nearing an end and summer has officially arrived. The gardening season doesn’t stop for most gardeners, but it can slow down along with the higher temperatures of mid-summer. For those of us who enjoy spending our days digging in the dirt and immersed in foliage, you may have some garden...
Plants That Like it Hot!

Plants That Like it Hot!

Do you have a hot spot in your garden? Or perhaps it’s not a spot, but rather the whole garden is in a hot spot! If sun, heat, and dryness are factors in your yard you may find yourself standing in your yard with a hose for 8 hours. Once you have realized that this...
Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Celebrate National Pollinator Week

Celebrate pollinators all week and better yet, all year! Planting new bulbs and perennials to attract more hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies to your garden is a good time, and a great way to spend time with your family. National Pollinator Week is June 17th through June 23rd, 2019. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Top 12 Deer Resistant Summer Blooming Perennials and Bulbs

Top 12 Deer Resistant Summer Blooming Perennials and Bulbs

Oh. Deer! Is one way to respond when you see deer munching on your flowers and plants in the garden. These four-legged furry animals are not typically seen as friends to most gardeners. Deer in the garden can cause plenty of damage to your trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. Since I am not a deer...
Flowers for your vases from April through September

Flowers for your vases from April through September

Plan now for cut flowers all summer! The impact flowers have on the world cannot be diminished. Flowers play an important role in almost all major life events; weddings, holidays, new life as well as end of life celebrations. The beauty and intricacy that flowers provide are astounding. Flowers should not be reserved only for...