Flowers & Landscape

What’s Coming Out of the Orchard in Late June…

What’s Coming Out of the Orchard in Late June…

When most people think of an orchard or fruit trees, they usually think about picking things in the late summer or fall. But there are actually a number of fruit trees and shrubs that you can plant that will provide fruit from early to mid-summer […]

Getting Ready to Plant Some Trees? Here’s A Checklist!

Getting Ready to Plant Some Trees? Here’s A Checklist!

So I’ve been tagging trees at several nurseries over the past month or so in preparation for our plant today. Hint- don’t be limited by what’s at the nursery closest to you. Fell free to check there first, but if they don’t have what you […]

Best Trees for Shade

Best Trees for Shade

Choosing one or more new trees for your yard can be a daunting task. There are many things to take into consideration. Trust me, I get it. Here’s a Tree Planting Checklist for you. In case you’re unfamiliar with our story… A few years ago, […]

The Ultimate Fall Cleanup List for Your Garden, Flowers, & Yard

The Ultimate Fall Cleanup List for Your Garden, Flowers, & Yard

Wow, is it actually cool enough to start the annual Fall Cleanup?? The warmer-than-usual weather recently had many of our plants confused! However, now that night time temps are dipping into the 40s, that is definitely your cue to get out there and get the […]

It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Dahlias This Year

It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Dahlias This Year

After getting the front and back gardens planted full of vegetables, gourds, and melons this year I found myself with a little extra room. I suppose I could fill it with some extra sweet corn….OR maybe a few dahlias?? There’s always a little debate about […]

Beautiful Window Boxes and Pots full of Flowers!

Beautiful Window Boxes and Pots full of Flowers!

I love having an array of potted flowers at our entryway and on the patios. Plants and flowers in your landscape are great, but potted flowers add a pop of color and some greenery and softness to patios and front steps. What’s also great is […]

Trees for Spring Color

Trees for Spring Color

After a long winter I’m just so ready for something…anything…to remind me that warm weather might actually be right around the corner! After the first thaw or two, all we’re really left with is empty trees, brown grass, and mud. Brown, brown, brown. Thank goodness […]

The Best Time to Plant Trees

The Best Time to Plant Trees

  There are so many wonderful reasons to add some trees to your landscape! Shade, privacy, beauty, variety, animal habitat, clean air- the list goes on. So if you’re ready to plant I’m happy for you! I never thought I’d be excited to choose and […]

Books on Flowers & Landscape: Growing, Arranging, & Inspiration

Books on Flowers & Landscape: Growing, Arranging, & Inspiration

  Are there tons of books on flowers and arranging? Of course! Who wouldn’t want to write about something so beautiful. Here are a few of my favorites though if you’re looking for something new to drool over:     Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden- […]

Choosing Trees

Choosing Trees

If you were going to plant 1 new tree in your yard every year, what would it be? Would it be different every year? Would you choose an ornamental or a shade tree? Would you try to add fall or spring color? These are all […]

What exactly is buckthorn and why should I get rid of it??

What exactly is buckthorn and why should I get rid of it??

Ok guys, you’ve probably seen buckthorn 100 times and didn’t even notice. You probably didn’t know it was a bad thing either…I didn’t. But it is, so I’m going to tell you why, and how to take care of it. You know, because we all […]

Why I plant flowers…

Why I plant flowers…

On any given day if you ask me if I have anything going on, the list is endless. It feels like I always have about 150 things that I should be doing, or projects that I have in the works. Yet, I still make time […]

Welcome to the Rose Garden

Welcome to the Rose Garden

This little semi-circle of beauty was already here when we arrived at the house. It was wonderful, with it’s stone bench and twisting ivy vines. There is one birdhouse nearby to keep the birds singing and another with a little latch door to store pruners and garden […]