The Beautiful Berry – 9 Types of Berries For Fall & Winter Florals

The Beautiful Berry – 9 Types of Berries For Fall & Winter Florals

Right, lets talk about types of berries. Not the kind you eat, but the kind that provide tiny little detail…

How To Grow Humongous White Hydrangea

How To Grow Humongous White Hydrangea

My obsession with humongous white hydrangea blooms started many years ago. I was hooked when a vendor at my local…

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins

As a recovering software engineer, I sometimes find myself missing the geek culture that can make a cubicle-land work environment…

Our Status Was Provisional

Our Status Was Provisional

Photos and Story By Kathleen McCoy I learned flower arranging from the last in the line of garden club royalty….

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Making a Living Willow Arbor

Guests are usually surprised when I tell them that our willow arbor only cost $35. Back in 2005, I spent $8 plus shipping for four hybrid willows…

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

Spring Cleaning: 5 Garden Chores You Can Do In 15 Minutes

I have a big garden so I am frequently overwhelmed by it. But I reminded myself recently just how much…

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Grow Love, Give Valentines Seeds

Spring is near, why not plant some Valentines seeds?   I am increasingly becoming a seed growing convert.  No, I…

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

Grow Plants Vertically with Patrick Blanc – Inventor of the Vertical Garden

I knew of Patrick Blanc‘s work long before I knew of him.  The first time I experienced one of his gardens…

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Stylish Plants: Three Design Ideas for Growing Baptisia

Years ago, when the Perennial Plant Association named Baptisia australis their plant of the year for 2010, I promptly bought five and planted them in my…

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

12 Garden Inspired Holiday Wreaths That You Can Copy

Wreaths are such ubiquitous holiday decorations, I find that most years I want to rebel against the traditional cliché of…

Plant Partners: Witch Hazel, Hellebores & Dogwood

Plant Partners: Witch Hazel, Hellebores & Dogwood

Noticing yesterday that the tips of daffodils and spring bulbs are just beginning to poke through the ground, the branches…

Exploring Skirret and Perennial Vegetables

Exploring Skirret and Perennial Vegetables

After a couple of seasons of being a lesser vegetable gardener than I once was, I have finally come to…

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

Show Me A Movement – Michelle Obama’s Surprise Visit to My Garden

I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local…

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

Re-Potting Christmas Cactus

My christmas cactus is kind of disgusting. Many years ago, I had this (less than) genius idea to plant my…

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

Fall Favorites: 3 New Plants To Look For in 2017

It goes with the territory that get to try out lots of new plants.  Most are nice – but if…

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

When All Else Fails – Soil. Compost. Mulch.

I generally feel like I can’t do much of anything about of a whole host of things that concern me…

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Garden Style Plants – Using Double White Impatiens

Whole Foods and Trader Joes appear to have recently split a shipment of beautiful potted gardenias and they both had…

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

Father’s Day Plant Gift Ideas – From a Dad

My husband is not a gardener – but over the years I’ve learned that there are few things I can…

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Another Grocery Store Bouquet Story.

Am I the only blogger who hasn’t written a story about how to upgrade grocery store flowers into something more interesting?…

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

Shinrin-Yoku Forest Breathing

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our…

Giving Up On That Grass

Giving Up On That Grass

We’ve had two straight weeks of rain and constant drizzle and I still can’t get that grass to take root….

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