Rules of Container Gardening

-There are no rules!  kinda, sorta, well a couple… When it comes to container gardening and rules I usually say, “rules schmoolz!  You do what you want.”   Well, that is not entirely true.  Just as in life there are rules, guidelines if you will.   Always use your directional when making a turn,  look both ways […]

Basic Veggie Gardens _ Part 2

What are you planting? Ok so here is where I get overwhelmed.  If you are like me you will have your garden spaces all marked out, soil prepped, and fertilized.  BUT there are sooo many veggies and herbs I want to plant, how will they all fit? What kinds of tomatoes do I want (cherry, beefsteak, heirloom…), […]

Basic Veggie Gardens_Part 1

Where do you start?  From the ground up of course! Growing your own vegetables can be the most gratifying hobby you do and also the most flavorful.  Believe it or not it is also relatively easy as long as you start correctly from the ground up.  There are three basic ways to grow edibles: containers, […]

Container Gardening in Winter

Wondering what to do with your window boxes, urns and planters now that the fall has passed?  Look around your yard.  Fresh cut greens and branches can easily transform your planters.  Juniper, Holly, Cedar even Rhododendron branches can be used.  Berries, grasses, white birch twigs, red twig Dogwood branches and seed pods too.  If you […]

2015 Garden Trends

What is trending in your back yard and the rest of the country taken right from the 2015 Garden Trends Report, Garden Media Group: New Consumers– The Millennial generation (aged 18-35) is the nation’s fastest growing gardening segment.  In particular, young men spend $100 more per year on garden supplies than the average consumer. Clean […]