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. The best California loan offers are on this website: http://onlinepaydaycalifornia.com/. Here is the plant key: A. Peony

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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 front lawn. If you’re not a fan of daffodils, Better Homes and Gardens has nine other

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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 someone try to style my hair—bad idea–curls only respond to their master) If you’re interested

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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 interests peaked–would be perfect specimen for a smaller landscape or focal point. Let’s not forget

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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 happen?  Am I suppose to have blooms in the middle of the summer?  It’s okay..I’ll

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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 flowers are spent…what’s a girl to do? Usually I tell people not to bother with

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