Tag Archives: Iowa

Local Garden Center Goodness

Occasionally I’m asked “Where’s the best place to buy plants?” I thought I’d share with you where I like to peruse for plants…and of course some shopping secrets. Listed in no particular order….   TimberPine Nursery Of course I’ll plug you with … Continue reading

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Set it now…Plant it later

Mother Nature tapped me on the shoulder last week to remind me that sweatshirt weather has begun and I’d better get cracking on that mound of weeds in the back corner. Even Riley was tired of looking at it. Fall … Continue reading

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3 Plants Packing a Fall Punch!

If you don’t see the video, please click here Little Henry Sweetspire is hardy to zone 5.  Here in Iowa it will generally have some winter die back needing to be trimmed around first part of May.  This Sweetspire is … Continue reading

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3 Plants for Instant Privacy

Sometimes you just don’t want to talk to your neighbors.  Or maybe you’d prefer to sun yourself in your itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini without fear of peeping eyes. Here are three plants that bring instant privacy … 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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This is great…but I’d add just one thing

This is a great patio…I LOVE the New York Blue flagstone.  I LOVE the natural look the wood brings into the space.  And I LOVE the softness the ferns bring to the upper left pocket. The only thing…and I truly … Continue reading

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Holy Balls!

I LOVE my HYDRANGEAS! Although, I kinda wish I hadn’t gotten lazy with my mire-acid treatments, so I would’ve have all this pink and maybe some blue balls! But I still love em! Do you have Hydrangeas in your garden?  What variety … Continue reading

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Whatcha Think?

Is this house missing something?Or just fine the way it is? If the former, tell me how you’d change the house. If the latter, tell me why. Happy Planting….. kk

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So you say you want a path….to where?

Yearly I’ll have customers request pathways during our design consultation. “Where do you want the path?” I’ll ask. “From the deck to the patio.” they’ll say. or “Oh…from the frontyard to the backyard”. “Really? Do you walk this way quite a … 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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