Posts tagged "flower"
Caught in a Dahlia Daydream - Planting Dahlias

Caught in a Dahlia Daydream – Planting Dahlias

Known for its vibrant colors and tightly-packed (often large) flower heads, the Dahlia is truly a wonder to behold in the summer garden. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in your garden, as well as different planting techniques and tips for growing them. Classification Dahlias come in a wide range...
Planting Oriental and Asiatic Lilies

Planting Oriental and Asiatic Lilies

Perhaps one of the most well-known bulbs and one of the world’s best cutflowers, both Oriental and Asiatic Lilies are known for their spectacular color displays as well as their often intense, sweet fragrance. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in your garden, as well as different planting techniques and...
A Touch of the Blues

A Touch of the Blues

One of the most sought-after colors in the garden, blue blooms are something to truly behold! I had actually begun preparing a blog post on blue-flowering bulbs when I received the September edition of the Martha Stewart Living magazine in the mail just the other day. I was quite pleased to see her article (found...
Berry Pecan Salad

Berry Pecan Salad

I added chicken to this delicious recipe to make a meal out of it! Berry Pecan Salad with Red Berry Vinaigrette Erin Dalton of East Stone Gap, Virginia was the contestant who claimed the Second Place spot in the Fruits Category. Her Berry Pecan Salad was so refreshing, it seemed like the perfect recipe to...
Springtime Asparagus Pizza

Springtime Asparagus Pizza

A healthy way to serve up a family favorite! Springtime Asparagus Pizza Our second place winner in the Vegetables Category submits her recipe from Columbia, South Carolina. She is currently waiting for her asparagus crowns to mature so that she can begin to harvest them out of her own garden! Perhaps you could do the...
Strawberry Soup Recipe

Strawberry Soup Recipe

Not only wonderful for the taste buds, but quite pretty to look at, too! Lip-Smacking Strawberry Soup I’m excited to tell you about the 2nd place winner in our Fruits Category. This recipe was submitted by Kenneth of Washington, D.C. An avid strawberry grower, he says he would love to grow them all for this...
Spring Harvest Bruschetta Recipe

Spring Harvest Bruschetta Recipe

Spring Harvest Bruschetta The first place entry in our Vegetables Category comes to us from Elinor in Fiskdale, Massachusetts. She says that we couldn’t have chosen a more enthusiastic family for growing their own produce. Her husband recently built eight new raised beds in addition to their large backyard garden for this year’s growing season!...
Forcing Flower Bulbs - Part Two

Forcing Flower Bulbs – Part Two

Part II: Starting the Forcing Process Ok. So you’ve decided to try your hand at forcing some flower bulbs (or your lack of time to plant the fall bulbs you purchased has decided it for you). Let’s start the process! First off, you will want to decided HOW and WHERE you want to chill your...
When to Plant Flower Bulbs

When to Plant Flower Bulbs

What’s all this about Spring Planted Bulbs??? When you think of “flower bulbs” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you immediate picture fields of tulips and daffodils, or maybe groupings of hyacinth. While this idea of bulbs is definitely a correct one, it is also somewhat limited. Did you realize that there...
Photographing with Flowers

Photographing with Flowers

HEY! That’s MY yard! My husband and I are relatively new in our neighborhood and have not yet had a chance to get acquainted with our neighbors. When we first moved into our house at the end of last fall, the landscape was quite stark, like a blank canvas just waiting for the artist’s touch....
Springtime Quote

Springtime Quote

Wise Dirt “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” ~Anne Bradstreet
Bulbs Coming Up too Early

Bulbs Coming Up too Early

Oh no! My bulbs are already sprouting! What do I do? “My daffodils are starting to come up…the problem is that it is starting to snow a bit. Should I cover up the green that has started to sprout? I don’t want them to die!” ~Tammy from Cincinnati, Ohio Crocus are a very early spring...