Category: Gardening

  • Selecting Summer Flower Garden Plants

    The best tip I can give your for selecting plants for your home flower garden is: Don’t choose over grown plants. Choosing the right plants for your flower garden in the beginning will make all the difference in the beauty of your garden later on in the summer. My sister, Sheila, and I went on…

  • Spring Gardening Information – Gardening Advice

    Spring is on it’s way and warm weather days are tucked in between cold days.  When the sun is out and it’s warm…it’s a good time to get out and do a bit of cleaning up.  A little spring gardening information is in order. 1.  It’s a perfect time to for a general, over all…

  • Tomato Pollination – How To Pollinate Your Tomatoes

    Tomato Pollination is usually left up to the bees.  Since each yellow tomato blossom has both  male and female parts, the tomato is considered a “self-fertilizing” plant.   All the bee has to to is flutter it’s wings around the blossoms, which causes the blossoms to vibrate, and waaa laaa… tomatoes are born.  Almost!  There are…

  • Gardening Tools – Handy Gardening Tote

    My gardening tools were scattered all over the place until I came up with this handy gardening tote, which is simply a large basket.  Now, you can certainly purchase a gardening tote at your local hardware store…but this simple basket works just fine for me. Until all my small gardening tools ended up in this…

  • Begonias – The Queens Of My Garden

    Begonias are the queens of the garden at my house.  I love the intensity of their rich viberent colors… pink, red, orange and yellow.  There are different varieties of begoinas.  Upright and Nonstop are the most commonly known.  There is a  little less known type called Illumniation.  The Illumniation begoinia seeds are imported from England. …

  • Hanging Baskets For Mother’s Day

    Hanging baskets are will be available in the nurseries soon. Actually, it’s not too early to begin thinking about Mother’s Day gifts. Hanging planters make an ideal gift because they give Mom and Grandma joy all summer long. Picking out hanging baskets for Mother’s Day gifts for Mom and Grandma will be a snap if…

  • Growing Daffodils – Early Spring Flowers

    I love early spring flowers, especially Daffodils.   Daffodils make early gardens cheery and bright. The first showing of daffodils in the spring gives me assurance that warm weather is just around the corner. Yea! So why are there no daffodils popping up in my yard?  Maybe it’s because because I forget to plant them in…

  • Pansies Take A Bum Rap

    I think Pansies take a bum wrap.  How in the world did the word “Pansy” get tagged as being effeminate and weak.  The pansy is one of the boldest and strongest of flowers.  Pansies that are planted in the late fall, face winter  snow, wind and hail, and survive to lift their faces to the…

  • How To Prevent Weeds In Your Flower Beds

    It’s not to early to prevent weeds from popping up in your flower beds in the spring and summer months.  Yes, gardening shops will say it’s too early… but according to my expert gardening friend, it’s not. I’ve been watching my neighbor, Linda, tend her beautiful yard for several years now.  She is a master…

  • Lavender – The Romantic Herb

    Growing Lavender plants is easy. Lavender is best grown in well drained, dry soil. It does best in Zones 5-8 and can survive Zone 4 if planted in a protected area. French or Spanish lavender is the easiest to grow. English Lavender can be a bit touchy because it doesn’t tolerate hot humid heat.