Container Gardening · Shrubs

Hydrangeas: A Plant Obsession

Hydrangeas are my current plant obsession. Hybridizers tempt me over and over again with each new variety introduced. I guess it all started when Bailey Nurseries introduced Endless Summer and although this one was quickly replaced with Bloomstruck in my garden, it got me hooked on a hydrangea high that can only be satisfied with… Continue reading Hydrangeas: A Plant Obsession

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Musings · Perennials · Vegetable Gardening

Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Sometimes I believe I live a blessed life. As the manager of The Planter’s Palette, I have the opportunity to attend trade shows and other garden-focused events where I see incredible plants – many before they are introduced to the general public. A few weeks ago, Ball Horticultural Co. hosted their annual Ball Seed Field… Continue reading Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Annuals · Container Gardening · Tropicals

Front Porch Tropical Paradise – An Update

Sometimes things work out in the garden even better than planned. Do you remember when a croton inspired the containers on my front porch and turned a plan for purple into a tropical paradise? Here’s the original post if you missed it or would like to refresh your memory. The plants have grown beautifully, filling… Continue reading Front Porch Tropical Paradise – An Update

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden DIY · Garden Musings · Perennials · Tropicals · Wildlife in the Garden

The Garden of Peg Bier

Peg Bier is a local legend. She may be advanced in years, but she puts much younger gardeners to shame with her very large property. She speaks of her garden lovingly and shares how it has changed over the years to match the needs of her growing family. A fairy garden demonstrates how the garden… Continue reading The Garden of Peg Bier