The Easiest Way to Plant Tulips Ever

Shopping for tulips is one of my favorite fall gardening activities. There are just so many different varieties of tulips out there & I pretty much want them all. Planting tulip bulbs isn’t as much fun as window shopping for them though, especially if you have a lot of bulbs to plant (check out my…

How to Harvest Marigold Seeds & Get Free Flowers

The days are starting to get cooler & shorter, which means that autumn is quickly approaching. My marigolds are growing stronger than ever right now, but by early November they’ll be kaput. ‘Tis the season to start harvesting seeds for next year. I’m planning on harvesting seeds from all of my annual flowers & veggies…

Container Gardening: Late Summer Flowers Update

Whew, this summer just flew right on by. It feels like it was just a couple of weeks ago when I was planting up a storm trying to get all my plants in their pots/in the ground. I can’t believe that three months have gone by since then & it’s already the end of August.…

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…

Drying Hydrangea Flowers: Quest for Eternal Floral Decor

When I first started to get really into gardening a few years ago I read an article that listed hydrangeas as a favorite of many seasoned gardeners. I kinda understood it because hydrangeas have such pretty flowers, but I didn’t really understand the love for them until I started growing them myself. They can take…

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…

Flowerful Fence Basket Tutorial

I love a good fence, but they’re not the most aesthetically pleasing piece in a garden. Luckily they’re so easy to pretty up. You can plant climbing plants like climbing roses, ivy, grapes, or clematis. Training a tree to grow horizontally via the espalier method is another fun option. But those options take some time…

Handy Hanging Flower Basket Tutorial

Hanging baskets were one of my first forays into gardening, so they have always held a special place in my gardening heart. They are a fantastic choice for budget-friendly gardening, are a complete breeze to set-up & can be hung almost anywhere. What’s not to love about hanging baskets? Now all you need to know…

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…