This time of year, everyone is itching for spring to arrive so we can head on out and play in our gardens once again. While you’re waiting for the snow to melt, here are five things you can do from inside your warm house to prepare for the new season.
Garden Blog – Category: Landscape Plantings
Why limit yourself to Valentine’s Day? You can have bouquets in every season when you grow a garden. Let’s take a look at some of the longest lasting cut flowers you could be harvesting from your own flower borders this coming season. I’ll give you a few tips for making your bouquets last, too.
Drought isn’t an issue for everyone. If you live in an area that sees consistent rainfall and have low spots in your landscape, you may be dealing with too much water. Let’s take a look at ten plants that will love all that extra moisture and solve the issue for you in a snap.
Spring gardening tasks might not be the most glamorous or fun things to do in the garden, but they can be the most rewarding when you see the results. Let’s take a look at ten things you can do now to get your garden off to a great start this spring.
Gardening in small spaces require plants for small spaces, The 2018 Landscape Plant of the Year- SPILLED WINE® Weigela maybe the perfect choice for you. Bright pink spring flowers with additional interest coming from is deep plum/black foliage all season long. Perfect for borders, and container gardens alike.
2018 Perennial of the year is..PRIMO™ Black Pearl Heuchera! The deep black foliage is amazing, especially when mixed with other perennials to show off its color.
Perennial Plant of The Year- Asclepias tuberosa, what a great choice! With all the hype these days over the Monarch Butterfly this orange Milkweed is a perfect selection to be named Perennial Plant of the Year 2017.
Gardening brings out all kinds of emotions and memories, one shrub that is sure to create a pleasant memory for you is Abelia Sweet Emotion™. Walking through the greenhouse this past spring there was this amazing scent that was drawing me in. Once I located the plant offering that spicy sweet scent I was hooked. Sweet Emotion™ starts off in the spring with bright red buds that burst open in late May resulting in creamy white flowers that are arranged in a nice cluster.
Graceful Grasses® ‘Fireworks’ is one of my go to Thrillers. I love the variegated purple, pink and burgundy with a splash of white for contrast. This plant likes full sun and can go without a lot of water. I like ColorBlaze® Alligator Tears to complement the rich dark colors of “Fireworks”. Alligator Tears has beautiful green foliage with a creamy-yellow tear drop center. This plant will do well in all sun exposures. Alligator Tears needs moderate moisture, but is drought tolerant. My third splash of color comes from Supertunia Vista Fuchsia. This Petunia is a vigorous grower and will add a striking display to your combination. Vista Fuchsia will adapt well with my other choices. Supertunia Vista Fuchsia is a trailing variety and will spill over the edge of your planter. You will love the abundant display of color throughout the summer months.
This Little ‘Miss’ Has A lot to Offer
If you look closely (at the white flower) you will notice one of my favorite creatures that come and visit the garden, a hummingbird! Are you looking to attract more fluttery friends to your garden this summer? Let me show you 3 of my favorite ‘Miss’es.
Plant a Seed in A Child and Watch Them Flourish
The phrase I hear a lot of lately from my toddler is, “Me help”. The task can be making a meal, bringing in the groceries, or planting up a new combination in a pot, and the list goes on. How can I resist the sweet little voice asking to help? Kids of all ages love to play in the dirt. So why not include them in your planting and let them experience the joy of planting a beautiful arrangement that they can take pride in.
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