6 Ways to Control Garden Slugs and Snails

6 Ways to Control Garden Slugs and Snails

They may look harmless, but slugs and snails can cause a surprising amount of damage in a garden. They chew holes in leaves, munch on flower buds and fruit, and devourRead More

Amaryllis Bulbs: Why Size Matters

Amaryllis Bulbs: Why Size Matters

During the holiday season, amaryllis bulbs are readily available at a wide range of different prices. Here’s how to decide which bulbs are the best value. Flower bulbs contain stored food energy. WhenRead More

Adventures in Late Fall Bulb Planting

Adventures in Late Fall Bulb Planting

Every year I say I’m going to plant bulbs early enough in the fall season so that my fingers are not freezing off as I’m planting bulbs in the soil.Read More

Protecting Gardens from Deer

Protecting Gardens from Deer

After waiting for months to my see tulips bloom, it’s both heartbreaking and infuriating to have them mowed down by deer. But when deer populations are high, and the deer areRead More

Fragrant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

Fragrant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

To banish memories of cold, grey winter days, there’s nothing more effective than the rainbow colors of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths. Add some fragrant bulbs and your spring garden becomesRead More

Spring Bulbs for Naturalizing

Spring Bulbs for Naturalizing

The best way to get a big display of spring color without a lot of work, is to plant bulbs that will come back on their own year after year.Read More

Spring Bloom Times - Enjoy 60 Days of Color!

Spring Bloom Times – Enjoy 60 Days of Color!

In the fall, gardeners make plans to plant flower bulbs for brighter spring gardens, landscapes and bouquets. With a little understanding and forethought, you can extend your flowering season byRead More

The Tulip House - Bulb Garden Inspiration

The Tulip House – Bulb Garden Inspiration

After a long and cold winter, spring arrived and my fall-planted bulbs started to bloom…and bloom…and bloom. WOW! Did they ever bloom! My front and back yard are flowering inRead More

Home Grown Strawberries and a Recipe

Home Grown Strawberries and a Recipe

I love summer produce, the farmer’s market, tomatoes warmed by the sun and growing my own fruits and vegetables! I am always looking for new recipes based on what’s growingRead More

From The Child of a Gardener

From The Child of a Gardener

I love seeing my children’s school work come home when they are first learning to spell and express themselves on paper. This week was no different! My 2nd grade daughter’sRead More