It’s trampoline season in Helen’s Haven

Posted by on July 31, 2014

And here she sits waiting for someone to play with her.

Typically, when I write about a season, it usually revolves around a flower or fruit–peony season, iris season, tomato season–but lately my seasons have been around my kids. I’ve entered trampoline season. Unlike a flower or fruit season, these kid seasons tend to be long. So, because of that, I try to tough it out […]

The Secret Science Behind Successful Gardening

Posted by on July 25, 2014


Create a thriving, year-round garden with proper planning. By strategically planning your garden layout, you can combine growing areas for plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables, and even fruits that will flourish. This type of gardening, also called companion planting, has been used by different cultures around the world for centuries. By combining compatible plants in your garden, […]

GrowIt! There’s an app for that

Posted by on July 23, 2014

GrowIt! collage

This profile is a departure from highlighting an emergent in the field of horticulture; this post is about an emergent product called GrowIt! created by Seth Reed and Mason Day, co-founders of GrowIt! Here is an interview on how GrowIt! came to be, and following this account is a profile of Mason Day. This is […]

Plants With Benefits: Rosemary Vinegar

Posted by on July 18, 2014

Rosemary vinegar materials Gardening With Confidence®

Rosemary is a plant with benefits of another kind. Rosemary is known as the herb for remembrance. The phrase, rosemary for remembrance most often references the character Ophelia’s words in William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. Shakespeare’s famous scene from Hamlet features an increasingly unbalanced Ophelia, who talks, sings, and babbles about her father’s death, to her brother, Laertes. […]