Plant your garden for continuous color, a garden burgeoning with beautiful blooms from early Spring on through Fall. All it takes is some strategic plant choices! Does your garden treat you to a glorious bounty of blooms early on in the season with many perennials and bulbs bounding into action then you are left struggling to get color in your garden for the rest of the Summer? When you plant your cottage garden for continuous color you will never be short of blooms. Choosing plants with ... Read More about Plant Your Garden for Continuous Blooms
Lilac suckers, also known as lilac shoots, are a much faster way to start new lilacs rather than cuttings. Spring is a great time to do this as the soil is moist and easy to dig and the suckers are really growing. Want to get a clone of your Grandma's lilacs? This is for you! Every May I love taking my morning coffee outside to sit on my steps under my front arbor. My neighbor has a large lilac that blooms prolifically and perfumes the morning air. I sit, sip and breathe in the sweet ... Read More about You can Propagate Lilacs from Suckers
How to pillar a rose for masses of blooms all season long and save space. It is simple yet yields fabulous results. Easy and is great for small gardens! I have a small garden but a big love of roses. In summer, first thing in the morning, I pour myself a cup of coffee and take it outside to start my day. I love hearing the birds singing while walking along paths lined with masses of blooms, the sweet scent of roses floating on the air just for me to enjoy. (you may even hear ... Read More about Pillar a Rose to save garden space!
How to divide Iris in Spring...Because I know things can get away from us and we miss the optimum times to do certain garden chores. It works very well and you can still get blooms. In an old picture album my mom has there is a photo of me as a baby sitting on a blanket on the lawn of my Grandmothers house. Behind me are dozens of colorful Iris lining the fence. These were my Grandmothers pride and joy. They were the older versions, she called Flags, sweet scented and tough as ... Read More about How to Divide Iris in Spring
Easy how to divide Echinacea Coneflower one step at a time. This is a super fast way to get more of the echinacea plant you love and make sure the color stays true. You can grow echinacea from seed but they won't always come true to the parent plant, dividing is the how to be sure. I show you how using my White Swan echinacea plant. Super easy how to divide Echinacea Coneflower plant to propagate and get more of the colors you want. No rocket science here or special ... Read More about easy How to Divide Echinacea Coneflower