Houseplants · Tropicals

Visit to Costa Farms

Last week, while in Ft. Lauderdale to attend the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE), I spent a most wonderful day with two lovely and generous people – Justin Hancock of Costa Farms and Stacey Pierson of Garden Media Group – at Costa Farms. Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned grower of tropical plants, houseplants, annuals… Continue reading Visit to Costa Farms

Annuals · Container Gardening · Houseplants · Tropicals · Uncategorized

TPIE – A Tropical Paradise

What gardener wouldn’t love a tropical paradise in January? None I know. I have wanted to experience the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) produced by the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) for many years, but other events or commitments on or near the same dates prevented me from attending. This year I made… Continue reading TPIE – A Tropical Paradise

Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden DIY · Garden Musings · Garden Recycling · Tropicals · Water Gardening

The Greenhouse that Marcy Built

I believe gardeners are a resourceful group, rising to meet the challenges their gardens present. I also believe that more than a few of the gardeners I know are, shall we say, value conscious. Or maybe we shouldn’t be afraid of the word cheap, and just call it like it is. My friend, Marcy, calls… Continue reading The Greenhouse that Marcy Built

Annuals · Bulbs · Butterflies & Bees in the Garden · Container Gardening · Garden Design · Garden DIY · Garden Musings · Perennials · Tropicals · Vegetable Gardening

Goals for the Garden in 2018

It’s that time of year again, time to announce to the world our resolutions for the upcoming year. As I considered the goals for my garden next year, a common theme kept reoccurring – conserving resources. Check out the resolutions for my garden in 2018. Save the seeds from more annuals, perennials and vegetables. I… Continue reading Goals for the Garden in 2018

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2017 Garden Reflections

The final days of a calendar year invite reflection. As I was beginning to make plans and set goals for my landscape in 2018, I spent some time reviewing the past season by organizing plant labels and garden center receipts, reading entries in my garden journal, and looking through all of the photographs taken of… Continue reading 2017 Garden Reflections