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 love for TimberPine Nursery. Say hello to my hubs–Jay–when you go out there. Nice thing

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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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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 do you have?  If you gave your’s mire-acid treatments…I want to hear about it!  I’d like to

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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 bit?” I’ll ask. “Well…sometimes” they’ll answer. Here’s my suggestion~wear a tread in the lawn first.

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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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