• ChrysantenfeestinLahr-Duitsland It is amazing how flowers can be used as art.  In January you can enjoy the Rose Parade in California, but now in October you can enjoy display of art in Germany.  Take a few moments to watch this slide show. Do you create art with your garden mums?  Leave a comment of which… [Continue Reading]

    Mums for Short…a beautiful display of mums.
  • One of the most popular and versatile annuals found in the horticulture world is the petunia. You can probably find any shade of color that you want and would be able to plant it anywhere other than a deep shaded area in your garden. If you can give it sunlight it will grow. However, not… [Continue Reading]

    Annual of the Week-Petunia
  • One of the most popular perennials that most gardeners have in their gardens is the Shasta Daisy.  This wonderful flower standard has many traits and characteristics that will help it stand out above the rest in your garden: A must for all flower gardens. The Shasta daisy does come in several different varieties offering many… [Continue Reading]

    Perennial of the Week:  Shasta Daisy
  • Is the Daylily the perfect perennial for your garden? Have you ever had to really wonder if the perennials, that look so wonderful at your local garden center, would actually grow in your yard once you got them home? We are prone to buy blooming flowers on impulse and then figure out where we are… [Continue Reading]

    Perennial of the Week-Daylily

Seeds

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Frugal Seed Starting Tips

One of the biggest expenses in seed starting are the supplies you need to get started.  If you try to cut expenses in the wrong area, you could have disastrous results.  So here are some frugal seed starting tips to get your green growing in the right direction. Don’t skimp on the quality of soil [...]

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How to Choose Seeds

When choosing seeds for the garden, it is important to remember that what you purchase is what you will get.  If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is and you should look elsewhere for your seeds.  So how do you know if what you are purchasing is truly what you want?  [...]

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Vegetables

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Peppers come in every size, color and flavor.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? Most of us have either quoted this little riddle or have had it told to us by a parent or grandparent, but do you really know how much a peck is? Peppers come in all sizes, colors, and [...]

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Totally Tomatoes

It has happened again!  The seed catalogs came to my house and I couldn’t resist looking at everything that was new and wondering if some of my favorites were still around.  Well, maybe I looked a little too hard and a little too long.  I started thinking of all the things I could do with [...]

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Annuals

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Annual of the Week-Petunia

One of the most popular and versatile annuals found in the horticulture world is the petunia. You can probably find any shade of color that you want and would be able to plant it anywhere other than a deep shaded area in your garden. If you can give it sunlight it will grow. However, not [...]

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Annual(s) of the Week-Diascia and Nemesia

If I mention Diascia, I need to say Nemesia too! These two wonderful recent introductions into the plant world are a great reward. Both are in the same family as the snapdragon and offer some of the similar traits: one of the most important is that is can be fairly frost tolerant.  However, don’t take [...]

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Perennials

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Mums for Short…a beautiful display of mums.

ChrysantenfeestinLahr-Duitsland It is amazing how flowers can be used as art.  In January you can enjoy the Rose Parade in California, but now in October you can enjoy display of art in Germany.  Take a few moments to watch this slide show. Do you create art with your garden mums?  Leave a comment of which [...]

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Perennial of the Week-Bearded Iris

When you are thinking about all of the beautiful Irises that you have seen, do you realize that you may have been looking at several different species of Iris rather just the more common Bearded Iris? There are also Iris species know as Japanese, Dutch, English, Reticulatas and many other species.  In fact there are [...]

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