7 Gardening Rules of Thumb For New Plants

According to the dictionary, the term Rule of Thumbs means; “a method of procedure based on experience and common sense.” So today I’m sharing a few gardening rules of thumb, that I have learned over the years. 7 Gardening Rules of Thumb Sometimes it’s the little tips people tell you, that make all the difference. … [Read More]

The Easiest Way to Propagate Woody Plants

I found this trick out by accident. I planted a Hydrangea paniculata  in the back of my house. The next season I noticed that one of the lower branches that lay on the ground rooted and I cut it from the original plant and now a few years later I have a five foot tall… [Read More]

10 Easy Summer Gardening Tips

I’ve been gardening in one form or another, all of my life. It always  surprises me that things that seem second hand nature to me, are not as easy for everyone. At least they don’t think so, but let me assure you that is it is very possible to a have great looking garden, without… [Read More]

5 Multi-talented and Useful Herbs to Grow

Today I’m sharing 5 multi-talented, useful herbs, that are a must for any garden. If you are new to gardening, one of the best types of plants to grow are herbs. This top five is not only pretty to look at, they are all perennials, which means they will come back year after year. You… [Read More]

Indoor Plant Ideas: The ZZ Plant

When you love plants, you want to have them in your home as well as outside. Sadly, houseplants can be much more difficult to grow, especially in low lighting. I’ve written about a few plants that I grow successfully indoors, and today I’m sharing a new purchase, the ZZ plant. The ZZ Plant – Zamioculcas… [Read More]

Garden Collectibles: Wildflower Cigarette Cards

If you like to collect gardening paraphernalia then I have something fun to show you. My friend Lisa, whose wonderful antiques and collectibles have been displayed here before, has shared with me, another wonderful garden-related collection. This is a complete set of wildflower trading cards produced in the 1930s from the Wills Cigarette Co. That’s right, cigarettes…. [Read More]

Spring Gardening and a Birthday Gift

  Last weekend I was greeting by my lovely college aged daughter with an early birthday gift. She happened to be home for the weekend and went out and purchased some items from Hobby Lobby. The best part is that she wanted something that we could do together. So sweet. A simple Shepherd’s Hook and some… [Read More]