Category Archive: Garden Talent

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 25, 2015

Posted by on May 25, 2015


THE DAY Beautiful! THE DEEDS Happy Memorial Day! The official kick-off of summer. Scratched most of the week from the little bit of poison ivy I got after visiting the Croatan National Park. Travel this week with Beth Jimenez and the other garden geek gals. We are all heavily involved with the JC Raulston Arboretum. […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 18, 2015

Posted by on May 18, 2015


THE DAY Warm on Sunday, high 85 ºF THE DEED Did a better clean up job on the Loquat that was damaged by an ice storm. Took the chainsaw to a gnarly branch. Tied up the awesome and fun columnar ornamental plum. I’m reminded that I need to ask Lane about this plant. I looked […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 11, 2015

Posted by on May 11, 2015

Helen's Haven Iris

If you ever suffered from a drought, and who hasn’t, then you know this feeling. When you haven’t had rain in a while, you start to worry. And by a little while, it could be less than a week. Even though in inches of rain, Raleigh is up for the year, with regular rainfall, yet, […]

Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, May 4, 2015

Posted by on May 4, 2015


The Week Picture perfect weekend, mid-70s The Deeds Had my daughter’s boyfriend over to add a second coat of water sealant to the tobacco stick fence, I spent some time trying to eradicate the wintercreeper, Euonymus fortunei. For me, it is a slow grower, so I didn’t pay much attention to it. Now, I notice and […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]