Do you need seed starting mix? Seed starting can be an easy way to get tons of plants on a budget. Especially if you want special varieties! I see it all the time, garden enthusiasts showing how they start seeds and stating that you must use seed starting mix. Is that completely accurate? In short, no. I have been seed starting for my garden for 20+ years and I have tried many methods. Note: the one caveat is if you live in a very high humidity climate seed starting mixes do help to ... Read More about Do you need Seed Starting Mix?
Japanese Maples are a favorite tree for their bright foliage and interesting shapes. Japanese Maple trees are not difficult to prune or train so they are looking their best. I am not an expert or trained, I have just experimented with seedlings I have grown and am passing on what I have learned so far. Japanese Maples are so beautiful no matter what time of year. Especially if you prune and train Japanese Maples into beautiful shapes. In Spring they emerge with bright foliage and ... Read More about Prune and Train Japanese Maples
Potting African Violet babies is so simple and they will love having room to spread their roots and grow! Rooting African violets from cuttings is so easy and fun. I shared an entire post on how to root African Violets from leaf cuttings months ago and now I can show you what to do next! I have a full length free video at the end of this post so you can watch me step by step. Be sure and watch it. How do you know your African Violet cuttings have rooted? You will know your African ... Read More about Potting African Violets babies
Why I LOVE terra cotta pots, they may have fallen out of popularity for various reasons but I have a new found appreciation for these wonderful bits of clay. Now with minimizing our use of plastics in the garden they are an earth friendly choice. Terra cotta pots have been around for ages and I mean ages but they have come in and out of popular use. Here I will share the amazing benefits of terra cotta pots! I haven’t always loved them. I had read of the cons ... Read More about Amazing Benefits of Terra Cotta Pots
My rose cuttings have rooted and it is now time to pot them on. Come see how I pot up rose cuttings that have rooted. Potting rooted rose cuttings isn't hard but it is necessary. Have you seen the post on Rooting Roses from cuttings? If not that is where I show you how to take cuttings and root them and this post is showing you what to do once they have rooted. Back in September I shared how I take and root cuttings from roses in a video. Sometimes it is more helpful to see how I do ... Read More about Potting Rooted Rose Cuttings