If you enjoy plants and want to try your hand at growing herbs, try growing these 6 easy to grow varieties.
Achillea or better known as yarrow is one of the flowers that I grow in my flower garden for cutting purposes. There are over 1000 varieties of this beauty. The plants range from small border type plants to giant, show-stopping backdrops.
If you are looking for any easy garden flower that will thrive and grow in any condition, and most lighting conditions, the nodding onion flowers might be a plant you wish to look at.
Display and Dry Hydrangeas
The hydrangeas are in full bloom and beautiful but you are wondering how to keep the beauty going all year. Simple trick here to dry them and it isn’t anything SPECIAL!
Fish Pellets as Fertilizer
Whenever I can I like to use organic fertilizers. People ask me all the time how I grow such mammoth rhubarb plants and I always grin and I say I’m not sure. That grin should be a tell all – I do know, I’m just not telling. Until today. Fish pellets as fertilizer is the secret.
Pink Garden Phlox
Perennial that is planted as the backbone in my flower garden. The Purplish-pink flowers provide crisp, clean color all summer long and into fall and a fragrance that welcomes any garden visitor.
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Selecting Garden Plant Bulbs
I’m a person that likes to see and hold my bulbs in my hand when selecting garden plant bulbs. So, ordering my bulbs from an online source is out of the question for me. But, sometimes, it happens that I have to order online. In that case I cross my fingers and hope I get good ones. After they arrive I still go over the 4 simple steps below. If they fail, the postmaster will get them back.
Up until last year I didn’t even have a clue what lemongrass was. It is an obsession of my teenage daughter’s. To cut cost I really wanted to try my hand at growing lemongrass.
Storing Tuberous Begonia for Winter
Did you believe you had to throw out your beautiful plants at the end of each season? Nope. Don’t! I’ll show you how easy storing tuberous begonia for winter really is.
Digging Up Canna Bulbs
In the Midwest we find ourselves digging up canna bulbs to store for winter.
If we chose not to; we will lose our plant and have to purchase new bulbs the following spring. Some gardeners prefer to purchase yearly.
Others, including myself, will lift our bulbs and reuse them.
10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard
If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds?
Below are 10 wildflowers that you can plant in your yard that birds enjoy. As an added bonus, they are all easy to grow because they are native to the United States. Most attract beautiful butterflies too.
I try to keep myself busy with a multitude of home and garden project during the winter. This year, I wanted to test a theory a friend passed along about overwintering geraniums.
Growing Basil Cuttings
Winter is coming. Growing basil cuttings from your outdoor plants will make sure you have fresh basil to use indoors throughout the season.
Repotting a Money Plant
Today, I’m repotting a money plant. The money tree plant is a hardy, climbing plant that will grow in just about any soil or even flourish in water. Besides being called a Money Plant it is also called Devil’s Ivy and Golden Pothos.
Hen and Chick Boot Planter
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Looking for a way to spruce up your entryway and welcome guests? Want to add some interest to an outdoor patio table? This hen and chick boot planter is the way to go.
Fill the boots with a little gravel on the bottom and potting soil.
You do not need to fill your boot completely, remember the mother “hen” plant with take care of adding more “chicks” throughout the growing season.
See Varieties of Hen and Chick Plants on Amazon.com
Old Wash Tub Flower Pots
I use old washtub flower pots and aluminum pails that I pick up at thrift shops and at yard sales all the time.
I will always purchase a few here and there to plant my annuals in. They make excellent focal points in the yard.
The do’s and don’ts of poinsettia care. Keep your plant healthy and blooming throughout the Christmas season.
Increase or Decrease Your Soil pH
pH represents how acidic or alkaline it is. Soil pH is determined on a scale from zero to 14, with seven being a neutral pH that is neither acidic nor alkaline. If your soil pH is outside the range of 6.0 to 7.0 you may need to increase or decrease your soil pH.
Fall Bulb Planting Basics for Spring Flowers
Planting your spring flowering bulbs in fall can be a risky business. You are not guaranteed to a have a beautiful blossoming flower garden come spring.
Follow my Fall Bulb Planting Basics and I can give you every confidence in your ability to succeed.
Thrifty Finds for the Garden
I love using items that I can reuse in the garden as planters.