I just finished cleaning a client’s front yard by weeding, edging, mulching and adding some fabulous new plants. I am working on my own yard this week doing the same, as I prepare to host a progressive dinner party we donated to our kids’ school auction. I am realizing as I work how beneficial it is to do… Continue reading Fall-Cleaning Beats Spring-Cleaning
Daffodils make a great spring bouquet! Just make sure they STAND ALONE, as they will kill any other flowers you add to the bouquet.
One of my garden’s big success stories this past summer was dinner-plate dahlias. I have tried to grow a variety of dahlias for years with little to moderate success, but for 2009, I tried a different growing approach and I enjoyed a bumper crop! Dinner-plate dahlias definitely won most improved flower of the summer. In… Continue reading Dinner Plate Dahlias
The Casa Blanca Lily is a must-have for every garden. I love it. It took me a while to understand the differences in lilies. There are many different lilies, never mind daylilies, orienpet, oriental, trumpet, Asiatic . . . It can be quite confusing. But one thing I know for sure is everyone should have… Continue reading Casa Blanca Lily
Easter Lilies have hit the stores with very low prices. You can get this flowering potted bulb for as low as $5.99. Enjoy it for several weeks inside now. Then this spring you can plant it outside in your garden and it will re-bloom next summer. This is a great addition to your home… Continue reading Easter Lilies
Mel’s Green Garden Tip of the Day:Must-have for your summer garden: White Flower Farm’s Strawberries and Cream Asiatic Lilium Mixture (item #S984206, 25 bulbs for $20). This is a great Lily. It has 3 different colors of Lilies: the most beautiful shade of red, creamy white and a pretty pink. It multiplies through the years,… Continue reading Tip of the Day – Bargain Lilies