Category Archive: Gardening With Confidence

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 […]


May garden maintenance for the Southeast

Posted by on May 2, 2016

Love in the mist Gardening With Confidence®

May brings the end of pine pollen and the unofficial start of summer with the long Memorial Day weekend. Let the prime gardening season begin. Here’s what you can do in the Southeast garden this month. Admire blooming trees and shrubs. May is bloom time for southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). These flowers give so much, and we need […]


April Inspiration

Posted by on April 6, 2016

Edgeworthia Helen's Haven Gardening With Confidence®

  With a slow start after a cold winter, the birds are scratching, singing, and suggesting I pay attention. I am. There’s a feeling of joy. They feel spring; as do I. The temperatures may not say spring, but the songs do. In my garden, Helen’s Haven, everything is two to three weeks behind. What […]


About to Dig? Call 811

Posted by on April 1, 2016

Are you planning a landscape project?  Before you dig, call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to digging.  Your call will be routed to your local One Call Center.  Tell the operator where in your yard work will occur and what type of work will be performed.  The affected local utility […]


Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipients

Posted by on March 12, 2016

Fiskars

It was such an honor to be apart of the team to choose the Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb grant recipients. Incase you aren’t familiar with Project Orange, here’s some info. Project Orange Thumb is a community garden grant program that provides tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for collaboration, neighborhood beautification, and healthy, […]


Bee Better

Posted by on March 8, 2016

Hermannshof

I’m super excited to share some exciting news. I’v started a fundraiser called, Bee Better. Bee Better…Building a Better Backyard for Bees, Birds, and Butterflies will help spread the word about what YOU can Bee Better. Bee Better is looking for start-up costs to move forward. To raise money going forward, we plan to host annual […]