Try growing your veggies in a container. If you don’t have space in the yard, grow them in containers. Most veggies need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight to thrive. Herbs make wonderful container gardens.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Abiotic: A non-living organism. Acid: An acid or sour substance that has a pH below 7.0. Acidic soil: Acidic soil: The pH scale is logarithmic, from 0 to 14 […]
Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, April 27, 2015
The Day Rain left, 59ºF. The Deed Had a nice fire today; probably the last of the season. Potted up five more hanging pots and hung them in the trees. Pruned the front Japanese Maple based on my Bestie Beth’s suggestion. It looks so much better. Something tells me that every week will be crazy, […]
Lesson Learned: pay attention to paid google ads
OK, I get it. Google needs to make money, but this goes too far IMHO. @Helen Yoest Click to Tweet! When it comes to bulb retailers and wholesalers, I play favorites. No question about it. I don’t mess around with cheaper, lesser quality bulbs; I only want the best. Classic Caladiums is one of those […]
Have you heard of the Proplugger 5-IN-1 planting tool? I got one last year and it made planting 100+ daffodil bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs a cinch! This spring I’m using it to plant 4-inch pots of annuals and perennials. It is easy and convenient to use. Proplugger is giving away a […]
Classic Caladiums: add some variety to your life
Ever since I learned how easy it was to plant masses of Classic Caladiums, it is now an annual event here at Helen’s Haven. Classic Caladiums is my go-to source for the best quality of caladium bulbs. Not only are the bulbs the best, they come from the science and selection of Dr. Robert (Bob) Hartman. Bob […]
#GARDENGIVEAWAY: Costa Farms EARTH DAY Celebration
I had to good fortune of doing a media trip a while back to Costa Farms. Touring their facilities and reading this book was a eye opener. Intuitively I already knew, but I like it when science backs things up. Costa Farms is giving away a 5 plant pack for O2 for YOU to celebrate Earth Day! To […]
50 Ways to Garden With Confidence: Layers
CHAPTER 45 LAYERING THE LANDSCAPE Low to the ground or raised high, layers in your landscape give you the opportunity to add more plantings to your garden by taking advantage of each plane level. The idea of layering dates back to early 20th century gardens, which were tiered, like a church choir, for better viewing. […]
Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, April 20, 2015
The Day The first half of Sunday was dry as I was traveling back from VA. The half I got to work in the garden was rainy, but I got out there anyway. The Deeds Have you seen this? Now everyone knows! Found leader for muscadine grapes. Trained along a post. Moved everything out of the […]
#GARDENGIVEAWAY: AMES New Homeowner’s Collection
This #GARDENGIVEAWAY IS CLOSED This almost seems too good to be true. But it is! For this week’s #gardengiveaway, AMES Tools is offering a set of their tools, idea for someone new to gardening, just starting out–The complete New Homeowner Collection! It’s easy to enter a chance to win, just read on… The Homeowner […]
To color or not to color?
When it comes to color, I’m not usually hesitant to add. But this one has me stymied. My wonderful next-door neighbors have a Ligustrum hedge they inherited from the previous owners. It’s nice privacy, and that is about all the good I can say about it. Two years ago, I took a hard look at my side […]
50 Ways to Garden With Confidence: Color!
CHAPTER 18 ADDING COLOR TO YOUR GARDEN Color is what excites people most in a garden design—color in the flowers, the accents, and even in the furniture during the cold of winter. When visiting a garden with colors that blend, note what makes them work together. A refresher in color theory will make this easier […]