Annuals · Family · Flowers · Health · Indoor

February 2017 To-Do

February To-Do List 1. Make rosemary cookies 2. Go to Garden Expo 3. Vacuum indoor houseplants with garage vac 4. Write hits and misses from 2016 for school garden and personal garden 5. Write more blog posts to share ideas with as many peeps as possible 6. Scour gardening catalogs and magazines–favorites: Jung’s, Seed Savers,… Continue reading February 2017 To-Do

Flowers · Perennials · Shade and Sun Plants · Shade Plants · Yard Management

Hydrangea Tip

I’m looking forward to the next week of temps in the 50s and cleaning up my garden once and for all before it is covered in snow. If you are doing the same, remember: DO NOT cut hydrangeas back, as they bloom on old wood. So, to maximize blooms, leave hydrangeas alone until spring. There you go–one task you can put… Continue reading Hydrangea Tip

Annuals · Flowers · Indoor · Lawn Management · Outdoor · Pictures · Pots · Seasonal · Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day

Hate to say good-bye to summer? Me too!  Today I will be bringing summer indoors for the winter by taking cuttings of my favorite annuals.  Specifically, I must get cuttings of Persian shield and fishnet-stockings coleus and King Kong coleus.  Once I get those covered, I might take cuttings of all the varieties of coleus,… Continue reading Tip of the Day

Flowers · Indoor

Flower Share 2013

Flowers make you happy! According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, flowers are a great mood moderator: Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. All study participants expressed “true” or “excited” smiles upon receiving flowers, demonstrating extraordinary delight and gratitude. This reaction was universal, occurring in all age groups. Flowers have a… Continue reading Flower Share 2013

Bulbs · Flowers · Seeds · Services · Yard Management

Fall-Cleaning Beats Spring-Cleaning

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