2019 Year in Review: How Did my Garden Grow?

*This article contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. As always, all opinions are my own.* Whew, 2019 flew right on by, didn’t it? I can’t believe that it will be 2020 tomorrow. I’m sure that all of you feel the same. The end of the year is always a…

How to Grow Amaryllis & Paperwhites for Christmas

I first found out about amaryllis and paperwhite flowers when I started getting into gardening a few years ago. I had never heard of growing flowers indoors for the holidays. I didn’t even know you could grow flowers inside so easily. Then one day I was watching Garden Answer on YouTube & she did a…

How to Create a Dark Garden that Morticia Addams Would Love

Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought it was the perfect time to talk about one of my gardening goals: a section of my garden devoted entirely to dark plants. There is just something so intriguing about dark-colored plants to me. I am drawn to them whenever I’m browsing at a plant nursery…

Beginner/Intermediate Gardeners: 3 Best Tips for Growing & Planting Tulip Bulbs

As a beginner to intermediate gardener, you know that if you want a beautiful tulip show in the spring you need to plant the bulbs in the fall. As a home gardener with a few years of gardening experience under my belt, who is taking a social media class from Northwestern University through Coursera.com, I…

How to Make your Amaryllis Rebloom

Autumn is here and Christmas is just around the corner. This time of year always goes by like a flash of lightning. It’s also the time of year that every gardener should start planning when they should take in their amaryllis plants inside in order to force them to bloom indoors for the holiday season.…

Easy Plant Pouch Tutorial

Plant pouches are a great way to add vertical interest to your garden. You can hang them from hooks like hanging baskets or attach them to fence posts. Plant pouches can also be very budget-friendly if you choose the right plants. They’re easy to make & maintain too! Read on to find out how to…

How to Make a Cinder Block Garden

Are you looking to add vertical interest to your garden? A cinder block garden is a great, budget-friendly way to add structure to your landscaping. It’s very easy to make and it can be low maintenance too if you choose drought-tolerant plants. I built my cinder block garden last year and it’s one of the…

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Welcome to my Gardening Blog

Hello, thanks for coming to my little corner of the internet. Welcome to my blog where beginner to intermediate gardeners can find useful advice, reviews, tutorials and inspiration for their gardening concerns. This is not my first rodeo as far as blogging is concerned, but this is my first gardening blog. Rosie the Riveter rose.…