5 Easy Tips for Winter Stone Planter Care

Winter is Coming! And, if you live in the northern half of the country, winter can damage your favorite garden accents. Today, I’m sharing five easy tips for winter stone planter care. Any piece that can hold water, snow, or ice, OR any piece that is placed directly on the ground, can be damaged by […]

How to Repot Plants and Regrow Celery

I love having a garden and indoor plants but I don’t always give them the attention they need.  Several of my houseplants need repotting.  They are too big for their current pots, and there isn’t enough nutrition in the soil for them to be happy.  My houseplants are all in different rooms so I forget about them. […]

Transitioning to Fall Gardening Tips

Fall is here in Vermont, so I’m sharing these fall gardening tips to inspire you to get outside and work in the garden. The leaves are gorgeous, and we have already had a few light touches of frost. Now that our garden is mostly dead, there are a few things that I need to do […]

Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs in the Fall for Early Color

Living in the northeast, if I want to have colorful spring flowers, I need to plant spring-blooming bulbs in the fall.  This year, I’d love to add some colorful pink tulips to our gardens. For some reason, I tend to have a lot of yellow flowers and very few flowers of other colors.  I need […]

How to Approach Bee Removal Safely and Easily

It’s important to deal with bee removal safely. Now that the warm weather has returned, you may have noticed more wasps and bees in your yard. We need beneficial insects including bees in our yards. They help keep some pests away and are responsible for a lot of the pollination that happens in your garden. […]

My Favorite Plants from Ball Spring Trials

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite plants from Ball Spring Trials. You may remember that I was asked to attend the Ball Spring Trials in Santa Paula, California in April. I had an amazing time and was able to check out lots of favorite flowers, vegetables, and herbs as well as get a […]

5 Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Hanging Flowers

Each spring, choosing hanging flowers is one of the first things I do. It seems like I wait all winter for the warmer weather to arrive. In zone 4, our last frost date is generally right around Memorial Day. So, each spring, on Memorial Day weekend, I visit our local farmer’s market to buy hanging […]

How to Choose the Best Edible Flowers to Grow

Have you ever considered adding a few of the best edible flowers to your vegetable garden? One a blog trip I went on a few years ago, the salad I enjoyed was topped with gorgeous edible flowers. While I’d heard of eating flowers before, at that point I had never tried it, and I wasn’t […]

Ball Spring Trials 2016 in Santa Paula CA

The Ball Spring Trials is a week long event that happens every year to show off the latest plant varieties that will be available. The event includes many plant breeders, growers, and suppliers including the Ball family which includes Wave, Burpee and more. I was asked to attend the 2016 trials in Santa Paula, California […]

How to Grow in a Window Box

Have you wondered how to grow in a window box? I hear a lot of people complaining that they can’t have a garden because they don’t have enough room on their property or they live in an apartment with no yard. While it would be difficult to have a whole garden in a window box, […]