2020 Year in Review: What did my Garden Grow?

2020 has been a year alright. Just like everyone else, I had to change & adapt throughout this crazy year in many different facets of my life, gardening included. I had a few successes, a few failures, tried new gardening methods & new plants. This year’s gardening adventure was certainly a learning experience, more so…

Rose Review: Barbra Streisand Rose

Another day, another review for a rose that I absolutely adore. It’s the Barbra Streisand rose’s time to shine. Like most of my roses, I bought this one in an end-of-season clearance for $10 at my local garden center, The Growing Place. I made a beeline for it once I stepped into the rose section…

My Golden Girls Themed Garden

I am a huge The Golden Girls fan, like watch it every day huge fan. It is the ultimate comfort show for me. I am also the proud owner of all of the DVDs (does anyone else watch DVDs anymore? Just me? Ok.) & 2 sets of Golden Girls Funkos. When I first started gardening…

Spring Garden Clean-Up & Raised Bed Prep

Ah yes, spring, the gardening season that I both look forward to & secretly want to delay as much as I can. I really miss gardening during the winter, but I definitely never yearn for the big spring gardening clean up. I always end up dragging my feet every year & this year was no…

Easy Peasy Rose Pruning Tutorial

So, you want to prune your roses? You're in luck because it’s super easy to do. The hardest part of pruning roses is getting the courage to make that very first cut. It can be a bit intimidating for a first time rose gardener to take a pair of loppers or pruners to their rose…

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 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…

Rose - Rosie the Rivetor

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.…