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The Easy Way to Create a New Garden Bed

The Easy Way to Create a New Garden Bed

Knowing that Labor Day is just around the corner usually makes me sad. But this year I am really looking forward to cooler temperatures and planning ahead for the spring. You may have heard that fall is a good time for planting shrubs and perennials. The fall is also a great time to create a new garden bed. My method uses some very simple steps and time to create a bed that is ready for spring planting. Read on to find out how to create a new garden bed The Easy Way!
Creating a Garden Butterflies Will Love

Creating a Garden Butterflies Will Love

Butterflies can add even more beauty to already beautiful landscape. It’s fun to see them enjoying all of the flowers that we planted.

 Butterfly gardens require several things to be successful. Read on to find out how to create a garden that butterflies will 'flock' to.

Getting Started with Composting

Getting Started with Composting

Composting your kitchen and garden waste is a great way to reduce the amount of waste you dispose of in the trash.  By composting, you can generate a free source of nutrient-rich material to help improve your garden.

Read on for quick and easy steps to get started with composting.

Spending Too Much Time Watering?

Spending Too Much Time Watering?

In most of the US the heat of the summer is upon us. This is the time of year that we see our plants drooping under the hot summer sun and we need to spend more time watering. Hmmm or do we?

Not if you use my secret weapon. Read on to find out how to decrease the time you spend watering your flower beds, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your garden. 

Using Bud Vases to Deliver Big Impact

Using Bud Vases to Deliver Big Impact

With summer in full swing you probably have lots of blooms in your garden. There is no question that extravagant bouquets of flowers make a stunning visual statement. But there is also a special and rare beauty to be found in single blooms. Read on to find out how Paula Marolewski uses bud vases to bring the beauty of flowers to every room.
Container Gardening Recipes

Container Gardening Recipes

Spring is finally here in PA! I I love this time of year because Mother's Day is our frost-free date. That means it's pretty safe to plant annuals and I get to do my favorite type of gardening - container gardening. I managed to sneak out a work this week to get a head start. I'll be sharing my finds and combinations in another post.

But til then, I thought I'd share some of my previous container plantings. Read on to get some spring inspiration.

5 Easy Care Sun Loving Perennials to Plant This Spring

5 Easy Care Sun Loving Perennials to Plant This Spring

Perennials are a great way to add color to your flower beds. They have the advantage of coming back every year and many spread to fill in spaces, giving you more value for the money spent on them. 

Read on to explore 5 sun-loving easy to grow perennials to plant this spring

Container Gardening Secret Sauce

Container Gardening Secret Sauce

Finally! Our frost-free date ( Mother's Day Weekend ) has arrived here in PA. So I decided to once again share my secrets to creating easy to care for container gardens that will look great all summer long. Read on to find out about my Secret Sauce for container gardening success.