I have spent almost every free minute in the flower beds for the past 2 months and it has given me such a perspective on how varying color and texture really matter in the garden. So, I'm hoping these pictures will help and also show you some of the progress I have made this season so far. ...
Hi Everyone. I took this video about 2 weeks ago when the Alliums were popping open. I am working on getting another video for the front and back showing the new shrubs and contains that I got planted. So stay tuned! ...
Hi Guys. I am trying out another video showing my backyard in all it's mess. You'll also see some items still on my to do list and to plant list. Plus to pick up list. We just had a pretty bad round of storms last night and many to the west and North of us had Tornadoes, but thankfully they missed us. Just a lot of wind and heavy rains. ...
Morning friends. I am trying something a bit different today. Instead of taking several photos and spending time editing and naming them, I made a quick video with my phone of my front yard. It is uploaded to Youtube, so if you'd like to see a bigger version, you can click on the YT icon on the video and be taken directly to it. ...
Early Spring Garden Tour Hi! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I was able to spend time digging in the dirt and had time to take some pictures to share. So let's take an early garden tour to see what's going on in the yard. ...
Winter Interest in the Garden   When I first started gardening years ago, I thought gardening was only for Spring and Summer. I believe that was the first time in my life, I openly admitted I was wrong. I almost thought I wasn't going to be able to write this article due to our abnormally warm and snow-less Winter. I was wrong. Again.    ...
Over 50 of the worst plants to have in your Garden An invasive plant can be a gardeners best friend or worst enemy. In my down time (winter) I always start thinking about what new or existing plants I want to add to my garden next season. I create lists, add pins to pinterest, take screenshots on my phone. After having a few fails of hard to control perennials and weeds enter in my garden I always try and do a bit of research before I go crazy and just order everything I love from catalogs or buy seed packets. Because what works for one gardener can burden another or worse, take over their garden.  ...
I know, you're hot and tired after a nice summer of planting and watering. The last thing you want anyone to tell you is that you have more work to do.  But at least now it's in cooler weather.  Be sure to use the free printable for Fall Chores that I'm providing, at the end of this article. ...
You know one key ingredient that it takes in any project a homeowner does, that they never tell you about is? Patience. Which I never have unless I'm unconscious. ...
When you've seen one pot, you've seen them all. Maybe not! I saw this pot above featured in a video, (I'll put a link below) and it was custom made. The down side was it is not being sold in stores, the bigger down side was I wanted one. ...
Hiring a contractor to do work on your home is one of the most daunting tasks for a homeowner. Finding the right one who will do the job correctly and in a timely fashion is stressful for a lot of homeowners. So since I just had a new fence installed I thought I'd share a few tips. ...
Summer heat, flowers and BBQ season has begun and here at my house is no exception. I hope you are ready for a HUGE flower carpet ride because I have taken a ton of pictures of both the front and backyard flower beds. ...
Every garden has a trouble spot or one of those areas that you just never get right the first time you design it. For me it is the front flowerbed right up against the living room window. ...
Gorgeous weather begets gorgeous blooms in my backyard. So I thought I'd share a few shots of what's been going on in that area. Also, I have a problem area I am going to share with you and ask for your help so look for that at the end of this article. ...
Repelling Deer is a gardeners worst nightmare. If Gardeners had their choice, they'd rather battle weeds for days, rather than Deer. There are some things you can do to deter them and keep them away from your favorite plants or shrubs. ...
The first joy of a spring garden is the Tulip. My garden work of planting more spring bulbs last fall has paid off. ...
Garden season is in full swing over here with every snip that I prune. So I thought I'd just do a look around of what I have been working on in the past month, and take you with me. ...
Visiting the top 15 Gardens in the United States is something that every gardener wants to do, and I am no exception.  I am not going to tout too many profound or descriptive adjectives to further their cause. These gardens, speak for themselves. ...
Hi friends. If you are like me, you are planning or doing research for your garden constantly. Being a gardener is a year round activity with very little down time. ...
Top 15 Plants to attract Butterflies to your garden One of the things I do during down time away from the garden or during winter, is research  on what new additions I want to add or new bugs I want to attract to my yard.  I decided to put together the top 15 plants that you can sit back and watch butterflies flock to your yard and give you that feeling that only a true gardener knows. ...