Lilacs and Landscaping Ideas You Can Add to Your Yard

Are you wondering about lilacs and landscaping? We have five or six lilac trees on our property. They’ve been here for years and I love the color and the scent of our lilacs each year. Before you plant a lilac tree or decide to make it a focal point of your landscaping, there are a […]

Make Cut Roses Last Longer With These Tips for Fresh Flowers

Are you wondering how to make cut roses last longer? I love roses, and I’m very lucky that my husband buys them for me regularly. They smell heavenly and are one of my favorite flowers. The only thing that I don’t like about roses is that they don’t last as long as I’d like them […]

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 in Your Garden

What are the best edible flowers to add 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 quite sure how to […]

How to Grow Roses for Cutting Gardens

Learning how to grow roses for cutting will allow you to have fresh flowers to display all through the summer. I love walking outside in the summer and smelling the roses growing in my backyard. Flower gardening is one of my favorite pastimes. Not only are roses beautiful, but they’re also wonderfully fragrant. They can […]

Best Fall Bulbs for Spring Blooms

Fall is a busy time in the garden. Not only do you need to clean up any flowers that have died, but you also need to plant the best fall bulbs for spring blooms. In Vermont, the bulbs we plant in the fall are the ones that will grow when spring arrives. Best Fall Bulbs for […]

Best Fall Flowers for Bees to Help Them Overwinter

I’ve always enjoyed gardening both for what I grow to feed my family and what I can offer back to feed the wildlife.  Since humans expand their territory more and more, we are taking away land that wildlife used to rely on for their needs. I think it’s only fair that I give back what […]

A Garden Party: How to Force Paperwhites

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Delta via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Delta. I love flowers and one of my favorite things to do when I have time is to play in the garden and admire what’s growing. I generally […]

Tips for Arranging Flowers that are Tastefully Crafted

Today I’m sharing tips for arranging flowers with you because I really love having fresh flowers in the house. Several years ago, when Marty and I were considering having a farmstand, I took a flower arranging class online in case we considered selling bouquets of our flowers. That plan never took off but it did […]

What’s Growing This Week

Wow this week has just flown by. There is so much in bloom outside that I wasn’t sure what to share with you.  Still nothing edible in the vegetable garden except the scallions and the herbs. I have started seeing a few green tomatoes on my tomato plants and I finally see some blossoms on […]