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Gardening is a sport…or so says Gardening With Confidence®

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Butterfly House at Naples Botanical Garden

How do you think of gardening: fun, work, exercise, spiritual? Amongst my fellow garden communicators, there is much discussion as to why younger people aren’t getting into gardening. As such, they are trying to define gardening so that those new to the game will understand what they are getting into. Most communicators want to emphasize […]


#GardenGiveaway–Plant Delights Nursery

Posted by on March 8, 2015

1997_Fall_Friends

Hollywood has Cher, we have Tony. If you don’t know who Tony is then move along….you may have no interest in winning this #GardenGiveaway. Or maybe this is your chance to know what you have been missing all these years. If you heard someone say, “Tony has it,” would you know who they’re talking about? […]


#GARDENGIVEGAWAY–DeWit Garden Tool

Posted by on March 1, 2015

DeWit Garden Tools

#GardenGiveaway CLOSED Message from Helen, If you are reading this through the Gardening With Confidence® weekly update and want to enter for a chance to win, you must click through the link to leave a comment on the blog post. H. By far, IMHO, DeWit tools are the most beautiful; they are also VERY well made […]


Helen’s Haven–first year’s experience with a garden house

Posted by on February 25, 2015

Party Prop House

I’m not sure why I was so intimated about having a Gaden House. A few year’s back, I bought a structure at Market Imports in Raleigh, one that I had eyed for about two years. When the kids finally outgrew their play set, I knew it was time to make room for the ultimate reward, […]


#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 […]


#GARDENGIVEAWAY — Longfield Amaryllis Bulbs

Posted by on February 8, 2015

Longfield

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 […]


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