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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

This is the time of year we reflect on the previous year and make plans for the year ahead. As I plan my posts for 2018, it is fun to look back to find which ones were the most popular in 2017, the posts that caught your attention more than others. I hope you enjoy another look at… Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden DIY

Front Porch Winter Decorating

I love the change of seasons. Each one holds magic of its own – the promise of new beginnings in spring; the abundance of flowers, foliage, fruits and vegetables in summer; the dramatic colors of fall; and the sparkle of snow in winter. And with each season comes a new opportunity to welcome guests to… Continue reading Front Porch Winter Decorating

Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden DIY

Holiday Greens Container – Step by Step

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to empty our pots of mums, ornamental cabbage and kale, and other fall annuals. Instead of letting those pots sit empty all winter, add an assortment of greens cut from your own evergreens or purchased at your local garden center. Containers filled with greens set a festive tone for… Continue reading Holiday Greens Container – Step by Step

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Ready…Not Ready…Ready for Winter – A Poem

It’s okay that the winter will soon come this way. The leaves of the hostas have all been cut back, Removing slugs’ blankets and revealing their eggs, So frogs and toads in the garden can enjoy a fall snack. It’s okay that the winter will soon come this way. Soil’s been mounded over the bases… Continue reading Ready…Not Ready…Ready for Winter – A Poem

Bulbs · Container Gardening

Forcing Bulbs for Winter Blooms

A rainy Sunday meant fall clean-up couldn’t continue outside, but it was the perfect time to plant some bulbs indoors to provide some welcome color later this winter. I couldn’t make it through winter without the boisterous blooms of amaryllis. Hippeastrum, as they are botanically named, are easy to grow. So easy and determined to… Continue reading Forcing Bulbs for Winter Blooms