Category Archive: Gardening With Confidence

July Garden Inspiration

Posted by on July 3, 2016

Helen's Haven

My sister-in-law, Charmaine Yoest,  visited recently, and with the lovely moment of her near to my hand, her words of praise gladdened my heart. “What changed…and what did you do…how long has it been since I was here last?” The garden has grown. Even I noticed it this year; after visualizing her Helen’s Haven for nearly […]


June Inspiration

Posted by on June 5, 2016

Cleome

I made it through May, the season of green. That sounds strange, even for me. The weather was some of the best I’ve experienced in my 26 years living in Raleigh, North Carolina; and in all those years, Helen’s Haven remains green. Each year, I strive to improve on a collection or a season, yet […]


Miss Molly is moving on up!

Posted by on May 31, 2016

Molly's Vita Keyhole Garden

Here’s an update on Miss Molly’s Vita Keyhole Garden! Miss Molly will be using her Vita Keyhole Garden as a raised bed to access from her wheelchair. To fill the bottom, Molly’s Mom added logs. The Vita Keyhole Garden is now part Hügeikultur. The logs will not only fill a void, but they will slowly decompose, eventually […]


Molly Gardens with Vita! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Posted by on May 8, 2016

Radial-Ulnar Synostosis

Serendipitously, Molly gardens via Vita! Molly loves the great outdoors and gardening, growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Molly’s mom, Sarah, is learning too by taking courses at the JC Raulston Arboretum, including Will Hooker’s Permaculture class, and I hope Sarah and Molly will take the Bee Better course I’m hosting in September. There are many […]


May inspiration–Green Season

Posted by on May 4, 2016

Helen's Haven front Red Bed in green

  My May seems to be a month of greens–emerging greens, glad greens, gorgeous greens, gold greens. Green becomes the background for summer sizzle. Before the greens arrived, spring was a burst of color with intrepid yellows, stunning fuchsias, plucky purples. If spring is the place from which all her emotions poured (The Fountainhead by […]


Meet Molly and Vita Gardens

Posted by on May 3, 2016

Meet Molly and her Vita Keyhole Garden

Disclaimer: To satisfy the blog police, I must disclose the following: I was asked to trial the Vita Keystone Garden raise bed system; thus, it was sent to me at no cost. My opinions are my own…and Molly’s.   Meet Molly! Molly is an avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast!     I had the good […]