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Star of My Garden

tree peonies Blue Amazing that I still have the 5″ cardboard box the tree peonies root was in when I purchased it 4 years ago at a garden center in the Seattle area. I can’t believe I found it in a folder with Northwest Flower Show information I had saved. The Peonies  Tree Blooming this year after being […]

Successful Rose Planting

Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago! 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 […]

Friday Harvest and Planting Frenzy

20140516-231304.jpg What’s going on in the garden…. Olivia and I are harvesting radishes in the raised bed. Chives in bloom….Excellent on salad! Time to Plant Roses and Potatoes while we watch the spring veggies grow. What are you enjoying in the garden this time of year? Forgive me for such a short post but I have […]

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Strawberry Plant in My Landscape 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 […]

Tulip Fest In My Home Garden Borders

Happy Spring When tulips begin to bloom it marks the beginning of spring to me – sorry daffodil fans!  We all know the daffodil can take a beating in snow and the last roars of winter but the tulip is a delicate beauty. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tulips for  #TulipTuesday . The Tulip Fosteriana […]

Making a Corsage From Cut Flowers

The corsage I put together for the first time thanks to my social media help! 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 […]

How to Start a Begonia Indoors

Add soil to cover the begonia seed. Begonias use to intimidate me years ago when I first started adding more containers to my home garden at our new home. To be honest with you I use to mistake the Begonia with the Dahlia – you know – those two plants I could never grow in my garden because they were expensive. It […]

Spring Promises From The Garden

Exciting Variety  from 2013 IGC Spring in Ohio this year is extra special after the harshest winter we have had in 30 years.  As the sun begins to warm the landscape we are starting to see the damage and destruction from this epic weather system that was upon us all winter long.  On April 15 we had an additional  inch […]