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When is spring?

Posted by on March 1, 2015


The first crocus pushing through the soil says spring to me, along with daffodils dancing with their faces in the sun, and the wind stirring eddies from fall’s remaining leaves. Spring has official times, and, for many of us, spring can be a state-of-mind. My childhood was spent baffled when having to mark a season […]

#GARDENGIVEAWAY Corona Tools’ Rose Pruning Kit

Posted by on February 15, 2015

Corona Tools Rose Prunning Kit

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED My year to celebrate SEVEN years of Blogging and TEN years as a garden journalist continues. Corona Tools has supported me from the very beginning. I will be forever be grateful, and I’m happy to use their tools. When I’m in my garden beds, I reach for RED! @HelenYoest @CoronaTools Click […]

Northwest Flower and Garden Show: Plants With Benefits

Posted by on February 13, 2015

Glass Garden NW

Hello Seattle! This is my third time speaking at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, WA. My first talk was on adding Garden Art; my second talk was on my book Gardening With Confidence. This week, I’m here talking about my new book, Plants With Benefits : An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac […]

Passalong Plants — Winter Aconite

Posted by on February 10, 2015

Aconite in Gardening With Confidence®

I have a little patch of  winter aconite… My little patch of aconite was begot from Amelia Lane’s garden that came from reading Bobby Ward’s book, A Contemplation Upon Flowers, that sparked botanical curiosity in Amelia along with her pals, Beth and Jayme who learned from a friend of a friend whose father was a […]

#GARDENGIVEAWAY — Longfield Amaryllis Bulbs

Posted by on February 8, 2015


Here we go…. Helping me to celebrate SEVEN years of blogging, Longfield Gardens is giving away SEVEN amaryllis bulbs. We’re not 100% sure of the color, but who cares? Let’s live a little! What we do know is that they are all healthy bulbs. We have plenty of winter left, let’s get bulbing! Longfield is known for exceptional […]

#GARDENGIVEAWAYS: Gardening With Confidence® is Celebrating 7 years blogging

Posted by on February 4, 2015


  I am humbled beyond belief…       After realizing that 2015 is the year that celebrates my SEVENTH year blogging, TENTH year as a garden journalists, and FOURTEEN years in business, I felt it was time to give back. I put a few simple feelers out to some of the business that have supported […]