Martinis and Marigolds - Refreshingly Quick Tips for Home and Garden

Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade

I live on land that hasn’t been timbered in decades and some the trees we have are over 80’ tall.  So I’ve got lots of spots in my yard that are in shade or part shade. Gardening in the shade can be tricky. I’m always looking for plants that do well under those conditions. I am especially fond of perennials because they come back every year. Many also spread or grow large enough to be dug up and divided, giving me more value for my money.

 

 

Read on to learn about a few shade loving perennials that have been working well for me. I've included their hardiness zones so you can see if they will be perennial for you, too.

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

How to Save Time and Money by Planting Perennials

How to Save Time and Money by Planting Perennials

Fall is a great time for planting and a great time to take advantage of plant sales. By planting perennials in the fall you get a jump on spring. Read on to find out how to get the best value for your dollar when buying and planting perennials.
Popular Perennials for the Garden

Popular Perennials for the Garden

Perennials are one of the most popular types of flowering plants, both for the beginning and experienced gardeners.  And fall is a great time to plant them.

But there are so many varieties, choosing can be overwhelming.

Read on to find out about some of the most popular varieties to plant and how to get started.

Using Ornamental Grasses to Enhance Your Landscape

Using Ornamental Grasses to Enhance Your Landscape

Fall is definitely a great time for planting. As we decide on what to plant, most of us think of flowering perennials, trees and shrubs. But as you consider your choices, consider perennial grasses.

Read on to find out why ornamental grasses are a great addition to any landscape.

Fall is Here - Time to Think Spring!

Fall is Here - Time to Think Spring!

Fall is a great time to prepare for spring! You see there are so many things going on in the garden in the spring, that it’s almost too much to get done. And while spring is a really inspiring time to start new things in the garden, fall is actually a better time for certain garden tasks.

Read on for details on 5 Fall Projects that you can do in the fall to make spring gardening season a lot easier.