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

Annuals · Garden DIY · Garden Recycling

Saving Seeds of Marigolds & Zinnias

Saving seeds is the completion and the beginning of the circle of life in my garden. A seed is one of nature’s great miracles – everything necessary to grow a plant is held within its tiny walls. I started zinnias and marigolds from seeds early last spring, nurtured them from young seedlings to small plants,… Continue reading Saving Seeds of Marigolds & Zinnias

Birds in the Garden · Garden Design · Garden DIY · Garden Musings · Perennials · Wildlife in the Garden

The Garden of Tammy Schmitt

I often think a garden is a reflection of the gardener who created it. Never has this been so true as the garden of Tammy Schmitt. Tammy and her garden are full of energy and fun. Your walk to the front door sets the tone for the colorful times ahead. Head around the side of… Continue reading The Garden of Tammy Schmitt