Have you seen any exciting new shrubs to add to your landscape this season? Now is the time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees in my gardening zone. One of my favorite plants to watch for at my local garden centers is from the Hibiscus family. I’m passionate about the Rose of Sharon shrub and […]
The crocus have finished blooming as the daffodils are in full bloom in my landscape. I plant hundreds of bulbs every autumn and come spring it is quit the show. Today I spent time cleaning up some of the back landscaping around the back of the garage, breezeway and home. Daffodils planted 14 years ago […]
Spring is taking it’s time here in the Midwest at warming up and that isn’t holding the nurseries and garden centers back from providing the trees, shrubs and plants that can be plant now. Just like Autumn planting season, this is the time to start planting many fruit shrubs and trees. Here are some of […]
Want to grow your own food successfully? I love the words of LaManda Joy (Peterson Garden Project founder) ‘Lessons from WW2: Keep it Simple Stupid’. This Chicago grower tells it as it is and speaks from experience as she teaches a new generation of food gardeners in Pop-up Victory gardens. LaManda has spent the past […]
What a great way to welcome Spring – Stop by the Pinterest Blog to find out more : Oh How Pinteresting!
It was four years ago I grew my very first heirloom veggie to my knowledge. I’ve been growing edibles for over 20 years but never really thought about the details of what I was growing. My first heirloom seed was Japanese Black Trifle Tomatoes that were a gift from my Twitter friend Colleen I can […]
One of the best ways to connect with others who garden is to use social media platforms like Google+. There are many who share daily using this popular site featuring organized photo galleries and video hang-outs. I have been active on my G+ page for over a year now and enjoy all the new gardeners […]
Your garden might not be overflowing with flowers and butterflies in January, but winter offers some unique opportunities to enjoy the animals that are around. It’s also the perfect time to start planning your spring garden. We’ll chat about how to attract winter wildlife and what you should be doing in your garden now to […]