Posts tagged "garden"
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...
Welcome to our Tulip Series!

Welcome to our Tulip Series!

The other week we posted about one the best-loved tulip varieties, the Triumph Tulips. We received such an overwhelming response to this post that we thought, why not continue the series and cover the other categories as well?! Therefore, over the next several weeks, we’ll be highlighting a different tulip category in each post, sequencing...
Bulb Bargain: Complete Summer Garden Kit

Bulb Bargain: Complete Summer Garden Kit

The spring planting season is in full swing! Therefore, I am continuing to feature one of my favorite spring planted items (bulbs, perennials, fruits or veggies) each week. This garden selection will then become Holland Bulb Farm’s Bulb Bargain for that one day ONLY. They’ll also be featuring a unique shipping deal each week with the bargain...
Gardening with Little Feet

Gardening with Little Feet

Somehow, I always manage to get myself in a bit over my head with plans – it always sounds like a great idea and completely realistic until it gets down to the actual carrying out of whatever event or project I have gotten myself into. And now that I have two almost three-year olds running...
Announcing the 3rd Annual HOMEGROWN RECIPE CONTEST!!

Announcing the 3rd Annual HOMEGROWN RECIPE CONTEST!!

The Homegrown Recipe Contest is back — and I couldn’t be more excited! For the third year in a row, I’ve teamed up with Holland Bulb Farms to offer gardeners and cooks alike the chance at winning a Holland Bulb Farms gift card! Just like in years past, the only requirement is that any recipe...
Three Specific Resolutions

Three Specific Resolutions

Happy New Year to all! I have to say, I think this past New Year’s Eve was perhaps one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever had. And no, it wasn’t because we went out to a crazy party or celebrated by taking some exotic vacay. We stayed home. And I didn’t have many expectations. Nor...
Spectacular Garden Photos - Part III

Spectacular Garden Photos – Part III

We had even more brilliant entries in the months of July and August when things really started blooming: July First Place Winner – Christie from Royston, Georgia Christie says, “This is one of the blooms from the Holland Bulb Grab Bag offer last April. My garden surely is pretty this summer!” And many of our...
Tackling Tomatoes

Tackling Tomatoes

Back in early January in my post called “Do Less and Do it Better” I described a new perspective I was going to attempt adhere to in the upcoming year. I used this perspective to encourage myself, not to abandon new projects and ideas, but rather start a bit smaller to avoid that overwhelmed and...
Eggplant Burgers with Tomato and Lettuce

Eggplant Burgers with Tomato and Lettuce

I’d like to share with you another delicious recipe we’ve received for the 2nd Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest. This one comes to us from Pam Correll in Pennsylvania and I felt it was a good one to feature since it uses a vegetable not quite as commonly-grown in the garden: eggplant! Considered a “superfood” by...
3 x 3 Garden #1: The Sultry Sun Trio

3 x 3 Garden #1: The Sultry Sun Trio

Welcome to the first post in my 3X3 Garden Series! Those of you with lots-o-sun and an eye for color are going to LOVE this combination! For my first “3×3 Garden”, I’ve chosen three plants that are sure to “light up” your garden spot or container. This trio consists of canna and calla lilies. These...
Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin

Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin

The 2nd Annual Homegrown Recipe Contest is in full-swing and we’ve been receiving some AMAZING recipes! With the “feels like” temperature today being -14 degrees F, my thoughts are turning towards food of warmth and comfort. Therefore, I’ve selected Barbara Engelhart’s recipe for Bacon Kissed Potato Gratin to share with you today! Barbara submits her...