Category Archives: Spring’s my favorite season

Fresh-from-the-Garden Bouquet

My favorite part of the season has begun! I’ve planted various plants over the years hoping to have fresh flower bouquets throughout the whole season. Today I picked my first arrangement from two easy-to-grow perennials and one shrub. Here is … Continue reading

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Taking Off the Kid-Gloves to Garden with My Kidlet

Every day in the garden with my little man is like a new adventure. What flower will he bend to smell today? How much dirt will he swallow today? Which flower will be pick for me today? Which flowers will … Continue reading

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If I Lived on an Acreage…I’d Plant Sporadic Groupings of Spring-Blooming Bulbs

via Spring-blooming bulbs are perfect for planting with your lawn. Enjoy their flower in the spring, mow them down to grass-level when they’re done! It’s sooo easy! I love how they’ve planted sporadic groupings of bulbs along the flagstone sidewalk in this … Continue reading

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Plant Geeking: New Hydrangeas

If you don’t know, you soon will. I am obsessed with hydrangeas. Obsessed. Here are a few, new hydrangeas I’m hoping to get in my garden this spring. Paraplu hydrangea from Spring Meadows Nursery What I love: Doubled florets! They are … Continue reading

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Fresh Ideas for Container Gardening—with me!

Last spring I was fortunate enough to film 10 container gardening courses for a venture between Better Homes and Gardens and Craftsy. Here’s a preview of the courses…including snapshots of wild make-up and hairstyles (the first day of shooting I mistakenly let … Continue reading

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Get an Extra BOOST with Burpee

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you. Just how good? I can’t answer that, but Burpee can with their BOOST collection showcasing six exclusive, delicious and nutritious vegetables. It’s hard these days to eat a healthy, balanced meal at each … Continue reading

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Hydrangea Bonanza

I’m fairly certain heaven is laced with hydrangeas–at least that’s what my heaven will look like. Want a peek? I cannot wait until these Limelight Hydrangeas fill in! Their blooms are magnificent and last FOREVER! Little Lime also has my … Continue reading

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Was this suppose to happen?

Last year I planted a European Cranberrybush Viburnum grafted tree. It’s suppose to bloom in the spring…which it did….and then follow up with some nice red fall color.  However, I saw something today….mind you….it’s July 27th. Was that suppose to … Continue reading

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Armeria…from the bloom to the grass tuff

The Armeria packed a hellova punch this year. This year the flowers lasted at least a month!  Couldn’t believe it!  There are a couple different varieties of Armeria but they are a great addition to any bed edge border. But once the … Continue reading

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Spring….UGH

Every winter the cabin fever comes quicker, the tedious 8-5 runs longer, and the snow gets colder in anticipation of spring. It’s the awakening of a new year. The scent of a new era. Spring is my favorite season. But … Continue reading

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