urban gardening
Amaryllis Gifts

Amaryllis Gifts

Who’s on YOUR Nice List? Yesterday I went to the dentist. I hate the dentist. Notice, I didn’t say I hate MY dentist, I just hate THE dentist in general. Who in their right mind would actually find enjoyment sitting reclined in an uncomfortable chair, their mouth wide open while someone digs around in there?...
The Glory of Morning Glories

The Glory of Morning Glories

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning! So I’m going to let you all in on a little secret: I am NOT a morning person. Unlike my husband who can jump out of bed at a moment’s notice, I take serveral minutes (okay, more like several hours) to become human at the start of each day. Therefore,...
Planting Tuberous Begonias

Planting Tuberous Begonias

Brilliant Begonias! The next type of spring-planted bulbs we’re going to focus on is the Tuberous Begonia. Known for their wonderful ability to grow in the shade, small habit and lush green foliage, these tubers make great addition to shady gardens and borders. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in...
Potted Bulbs Finished Blooming...Now What?

Potted Bulbs Finished Blooming…Now What?

Bulbs in Pots: A “One Hit Wonder” or A Lasting Treasure? I’ve received lots of inquiries lately regarding bulbs planted in pots. We’ve all seen it: the gorgeous pots of hyacinth, tulips, and daffodils in full bloom sold at the local supermarket or floral shoppe. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably purchased one (or...
Learn How to Indoor Force Begonias!

Learn How to Indoor Force Begonias!

Tired of Winter? Start Spring Early with Indoor Forcing! So the cookies have all been eaten, the Christmas tree is at the curb, and the stockings are no longer hung. Yet even though the holidays are over, the winter “duldrums” are plentiful: you’re still zipping up your bulky coat before leaving the house, you barely...