Startle Garden – Review & Giveaway

Today I am super excited to present a new garden book, “Startle Garden” by my friend, Carole West, of Garden UP Green. Don’t you just love the title? If you love gardens, then I’m sure you’ve experienced the delight that they bring. I personally would say one of my very favorite things in the whole… [Read More]

10 Cut Flower Perennials That Are Easy To Grow

Many perennials make beautiful floral arrangements in the home. I love cutting some and placing them in vases around the house, especially when we have a party. So today I’m sharing ten of my favorites. All are perennials which means they will come back year after year, and all are easy to grow. Easy Cut Flower Perennials… [Read More]

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10 Great Gardening Hacks and Tricks to Use this Season

Are you new to gardening? Maybe you have some experience gardening, but feel frustrated with at all the “musts” or “must not” to dos in the garden. Today I wanted to share with you a few gardening hacks from some fellow gardeners. These tried and true tricks may be just the thing to help you… [Read More]

2017 Plants of the Year: Great Choices for the Garden

The 2017 plants of the year are some of the best places to get ideas for new plants. These are plants that each garden association choose every year. The great part is, they are typically some of the easiest most versatile plants you can grow in the garden.  2017 Plants of the Year I have been… [Read More]

A Must Have In the Garden: Callicarpa Beautyberry Bush

Callicarpa commonly known as Beautyberry is a beautiful shrub grown for its bright almost neon purple berries that show up in late summer when everything else is dying back.   There are over 140 species of the Callicarpa. The American beautyberry C. americana is native to the southeastern part of the United States. The plant… [Read More]

Ideas for Updating Your Fall Planter

By the time fall arrives some planters are looking really rangy, while others are still going strong. I hate ripping out perfectly beautiful plants for those planters that still look really good, but I also love decorating for fall. Often I try to marry the two by updating a fall planter, and keeping some of… [Read More]

Foundation Planting Ideas for Overgrown Landscapes

My husband was tired of the three large boxwood shrubs, covering part of the front side of my house, and had them torn out last spring. This left a huge gap, so I needed to figure out what we should plant in the space. Typically foundation planting has groups of several insignificant shrubs that stand… [Read More]