Winter color

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Add color in your garden with pansies, violas, and other cool-season annuals. Dig and divide spring and summer perennials, and water well before and after dividing.  

The Overachiever Gardener’s Dream–Cheddar

Posted by on December 2, 2014

Over achiever gardener's dream state

  Dream 1 – Cheddar The back story… In my own way, I’m an overachiever but when compared to other overachievers, I’m merely above average, especially when compared against Cheddar. Cheddar and I have been friends for about five years. I’ve seen her work in landscape designs she did, and I’ve written stories about her […]

Digging Deep with Fran Sorin: 10th Anniversary Edition Cyber Book Party and #Giveaways

Posted by on December 2, 2014

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CLOSED A good cyber friend of mine, Fran Sorin, who blogs at Gardening Gone Wild  among some other amazing gardening talents, is hosting a BIG giveaway. I’ve never met Fran in person, but we ‘ve been internet friends for years. Yes, years! One day I hope to meet Fran in person. I love everything she […]

The Overachiever Gardener Dreams–Intro

Posted by on December 1, 2014

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    INTRODUCTION You are sitting in your high school or college English class or maybe it’s a math class. Today is your final exam; everyone is abuzz about the big day. Looking around the room, you realize that this was the first time you were there. You struggle to understand how you missed this […]

Garden Talent: Rebecca Turk

Posted by on December 1, 2014


Name: Rebecca Turk Age: 25 Occupation: Education and Events Coordinator Place of Employment: Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City, South Carolina Where you went to college: Bachelors of Science in Agriculture (BSAG) in Horticulture from Stephen F. Austin State University. Masters of Science in Horticulture from North Carolina State University What is your earliest gardening memory? […]

December garden inspiration

Posted by on November 30, 2014

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First appeared in Fine Gardening. When I decided on a winter walk, it was at the point in the evening when dinner was done and sleep was still a ways away.  I topdressed with a goofy hat, gloves, and scarf for a journey down the garden path. The evening was amazingly quiet. Of course, I […]