Vegetables in containers

Posted by on March 31, 2015

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.

Garden Glossary

Posted by on March 21, 2013

Moore Farm Botanical Garden

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 […]

Lesson Learned: pay attention to paid google ads

Posted by on April 26, 2015

Classic Caladiums

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 […]

#Gardengiveaway: Proplugger

Posted by on April 26, 2015


    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

Posted by on April 23, 2015


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

Posted by on April 22, 2015


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

Posted by on April 21, 2015

Denny Werner's Garden 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. […]

#GARDENGIVEAWAY: AMES New Homeowner’s Collection

Posted by on April 19, 2015


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?

Posted by on April 17, 2015

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!

Posted by on April 15, 2015

Butterfly House at Naples Botanical Garden

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 […]