Divide and Conquer – The Skinny on Dividing Perennials

Do you have some perennials that are out of control? Maybe some of them just look sad; they’re starting to bald in the center and hardly bloomed last year. Or maybe, you wish you had more of the same plant in another part of your yard.  These are all great reasons for dividing perennials and maintaining beautiful plants… [Read More]

An Heirloom, A Collectors Favorite & A Must Have for Beginners – The Bearded Iris

Definitely on my list of favorites is the bearded iris. I first fell in love with one that used to grow in my grandmother’s garden, an heirloom variety called Iris pallida. Bearded iris are part of a huge iris family,  with over 200 species and countless hybrids that date back to ancient Egyptian times.  The… [Read More]

Grow Write Guild Prompt #19: Write about your plans for the coming growing season

My plans for the coming season. Let’s see. Some of it is the same old, same old. Buy more plants. Find reasons to buy more plants, because that’s what I like doing best. Sadly there are always some plants that don’t make it through the winter and I can always find a spot for a… [Read More]