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Think Bees and The Blooms They Enjoy

Paul was speaking at the Michigan Nursery Landscape Associations on some pretty cool topics including pollinators in the garden. After hearing Paul speak I really got thinking about the blooms bees enjoy in my garden. In this post I share a few of my favorites along with growing tips.
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Let’s Talk Terrariums

While I was at the store this afternoon strolling through the houseplants and gawking over the new seeds for 2014 I came across some terrarium dishes. I couldn’t help but wonder about the process of putting one of these little plant conservatories together and would the plants actually grow being in a contained environment? Let’s […]
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Last Day in the Greenhouse

The end of 2014 is leaving us with plenty of sunshine… I’m not going to complain because ( read more and see the video from the greenhouse here)
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German Statice For Christmas

Looking through Christmas decoration images from years past I came across this image of my fireplace mantel decorated with dried flowers from the summer garden.  I totally forgot about 2006 when I was first introduced to perennials with flowers that can be dried.  One of the first plants I grew was the German Statice after […]
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Bill and Tracy Blevins

Connecting People With Plants

They are the co: creators of the community for anyone interested in plants, gardens and green spaces. Meet Bill and Tracy Blevins of PlantsMap.com  Both are extremely active on social media sharing their passion for gardening.  I love following Tracy on Twitter because she is always sharing something new from the garden world.  Bill Blevins […]
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Amaryllis Planting DIY

Quick Amaryllis Bulb Planting Demonstration

What a beautiful site this morning waking up to see the snow falling in the garden. Of course I raced out to the walkway with fuzzy slippers and P.J.’s on to take a few photos of the falling snow. The snow has come early this year and I think we are going to luck out […]
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Cold Frame Gardening

Cold Frame November Update

Just under a month ago we got the covers on my 4’x4′ raised beds. At that time the celery, radishes and the Italian salad seeds that had reseeded were growing strong. I was so busy in the landscape that I didn’t get the carrots in that I wanted. No worries …. I will stick a […]
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Tips on Growing Begonia in the Home Garden

In the spring I did some experimenting and started a few begonias from seed / root. I had grown a begonia from a tuber a year ago successfully but because it was my first time the green that slowly grew was lost when I put it back in the greenhouse the following Autumn. Here’s how to grow […]
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Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago!

Successful Rose Planting

You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses.  I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]
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Strawberry Plant in My Landscape

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy. How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me […]
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How to Make a Corsage From Miniature Garden Roses

Prom is not just about drama, dresses and dates – it’s all about memories that can be instagramed and saved in a scrapbook for todays teens.  It is fun to see that the prom goers in my area are returning to the modest event to mark commencement and moving away from all the glitz and high […]
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Traditional Rose of Sharon Shrub

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

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 […]
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Family and Pet Friendly

ECO-LAWN vs TRADITIONAL TURF What’s the difference?

Yesterday on my Facebook home feed the first post to pop up was The Iris Guy ( Kelly Norris  or Rainbow Iris Farms) sharing how he was awakened by the sounds of a nearby neighbor mowing their lawn.  All I could think was ‘It was a long winter…. and I’d rather hear a mower then a […]
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Bugs in my Garden

Got Bugs?

Did you know that there are  many good bugs you may want to think twice about in your garden.  It’s true .. there are many fabulous bugs I welcome to my garden each year.  These bugs are called beneficial garden insects and they can help you grow organically and safely.  When you invite good bugs […]
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