Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Flower Bulb Chilling and Forcing:101

Chilled Bulbs 101 Having a plan when it comes to gardening sets you up for future success. Planning now for winter garden projects as well as the awakening of the earth in spring can reap bountiful rewards. Chilling bulbs for indoor forcing or gardening in warm climates requires early planning...
10 Perennials to Plant This Fall

10 Perennials to Plant This Fall

Perennials: Plants that Keep On Keepin On’ Perennials have been a hot gardening topic for years. People love that they can plant perennials one time and not have to re-plant for many years. The term perennial can be confusing for a few reasons, hopefully, I can help clear common confusion...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Best Squirrel and Deer Resistant Bulbs: Our Top 10 Fall Planted Favorites

Best Squirrel and Deer Resistant Bulbs: Our Top 10 Fall Planted Favorites

You, like me, like most gardeners want a bounty of beautiful blooms in their spring garden. You have made your purchase, received your flower bulbs, got your shovel ready, amended your soil and are ready to plant.  But then out of nowhere you hear this chirping sound coming from the...
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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...
7 Unique Shade-Loving Plants

7 Unique Shade-Loving Plants

Gardening is like life in that it isn’t always easy; we encounter situations and settings that pose challenges. A very common garden challenge is finding colorful plants for shaded garden areas. Before I had a shaded yard, I was always a fan of the shade plant section at the garden centers where I used to...
How to Grow Asparagus 101

How to Grow Asparagus 101

All About Harvesting Asparagus When I was a little kid I remember stopping on the side of the road with my dad to pick some wild asparagus. At the time I didn’t like asparagus or value the fact that we could pick asparagus for dinner from the side of the road. As I have aged...
Mother’s Day Garden Gift Ideas (That aren’t hanging baskets)

Mother’s Day Garden Gift Ideas (That aren’t hanging baskets)

Moms, grandmas, and great grandmas are superheroes to the world! They bring us into the world, feed us, dress us, care for us and often put our lives before theirs. Mother figures deserve to be celebrated every day. But, there is one special day of the year that we celebrate all the motherly figures that...
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 and a lot of shade,...
3 Quick Tips for the Healthiest Spring Blooming Bulbs!

3 Quick Tips for the Healthiest Spring Blooming Bulbs!

Spring has officially sprung according to the calendar! Hopefully, when you look out your window you hear birds singing, see grass greening and sprouts from your favorite bulbs appearing. With all the signs of spring the months of March, April and May can be a very exciting time for gardeners. This exciting time of new...
Easy Complete Sun Garden

Easy Complete Sun Garden

Garden Planning Made Easy for your Sunny Summer Garden Oh, the sun a powerful force of earth! The powerful and mighty sun is essential to all forms of life on earth. Humans need the sun to get the proper amount of vitamin D, which is important for healthy bones and a healthy immune system; it...