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Skimpy Looking Hyacinths

Almost the entire plant is covered in colorful florets.  They all have such a sweet scent.  Why wouldn’t you want these in your yard?  (They also are the easiest thing to force, for indoor winter enjoyment.)  So much color and … Continue reading

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3 Colorful Shade Garden Plans

Here are 3 garden plans to get you “shade-crazy” with your gardens!  If you don’t have the same space dimensions available as the plan we have made, you should be able to make some minor adjustments on your own.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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Stunted and disappearing tulips

This weather we’ve been experiencing all over the US this winter and now into spring has been messing with our minds and our gardens!  Here are our tulips – How do your look this year? Unfortunately the deer got the … Continue reading

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Planting for Butterflies

Who doesn’t like butterflies?   They flitter and float around in the air,  and their gracefulness mesmerizes us.  They have beautiful coloring and markings to tantalize your eyes.   They don’t bite (making it the only bug I like). These interesting bugs … Continue reading

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Enjoying the tropics without traveling!

Yes- that is my plan this summer.  Doesn’t that sound good to you?  Think of the money you can save.  Hasn’t that been the rave the last few years?  Everyone making their outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens, or backyard oasis.  … Continue reading

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Early spring blooms in 2012

Crocus are up!  Daffodils are about 3″ tall.  Many Tulips and Hyacinths poking through the ground.  🙂 Enjoying the 65-70° temperatures and getting so excited for all my flowers to bloom!  After having 5″ of snow just 2 weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Forcing Flower Bulbs Experiment Part C

We haven’t had to endure too much in the way of snow this winter.  However we did definitely experience a dumping of snow this weekend! (now it has all melted in 60° temps) Despite this last weekend’s snowfall, I’ve still … Continue reading

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Colorful Blooms Made for Shade

Color.  Variety of colors.  It makes things interesting.  Shade gardens can have more interest, besides shape, size and structure!  Adding color does not need to be complicated or lots of work. Here is a list of colorful shade plants for … Continue reading

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Forcing Flower Bulbs Experiment Part B

The 2 pots of Hyacinths (Jan Bos) in my warm office are open and smell heavenly! That is 3.5 weeks after I planted them and brought them in the warm office (after about 10 weeks of chilling). Some of my … Continue reading

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Why order flowers online?

I love flowers.  If you are a regular visitor on my blog, you know that is an understatement.  I have been involved in landscaping for over 13 years.  I have been to and made purchases at retail garden centers, wholesale … Continue reading

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