Birds in the Garden · Container Gardening · Shrubs

My Monet Weigela – A Masterpiece

I love small shrubs that can take the place of perennials in the garden. Shrubs are generally less demanding than perennials – no deadheading, no cutting back after flowering to maintain form or to prompt another round of blooms, and no dead foliage to remove at the end of the season. Not just any shrub… Continue reading My Monet Weigela – A Masterpiece

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BEE One in a Million

National Pollinator Week is coming quickly – June 18-24 – and the National Pollinator Garden Network needs your help to reach their goal of one million gardens for pollinators in the Million Pollinator Garden Project. Who is the National Pollinator Garden Network? In the fall of 2014, a group of nonprofit organizations got together to… Continue reading BEE One in a Million

Birds in the Garden · Container Gardening · Garden Maintenance · Perennials · Shrubs · Trees

Early Spring Garden Chores to do this Weekend

When the weekend weather forecast predicts partly sunny skies with high temps between 40 and 50° it is going to be a great weekend to get outside and get some early spring gardening chores checked off the list. If the soil is too moist to get in the garden to cut back perennials, we can… Continue reading Early Spring Garden Chores to do this Weekend

Birds in the Garden · Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Container Gardening · Perennials

New Perennials in 2018

If gardeners can’t plunge their green thumbs into the soil in winter, we keep them happy by thinking about it. We plan; we sketch; we picture plant combinations in our dreams. Our plant wish lists fill up with the names of perennials we can’t wait to try. Here is a sampling of some of the… Continue reading New Perennials in 2018

Birds in the Garden · Garden Musings · Shrubs · Vegetable Gardening

January 4 is National Trivia Day

A day celebrated for trivia? Why not? It’s the perfect excuse to share some random facts about plants, hummingbirds and the benefits of gardening. Enjoy! Hummingbird Trivia Hummingbirds breathe up to 250 times each minute. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. The nests of hummingbirds are the size of a half dollar. Hummingbirds… Continue reading January 4 is National Trivia Day