Strawberries

Posted by on April 17, 2014

Strawberries can be grown in raised beds, or in clay strawberry jars. I grow them as a ground cover in the front of the border. There are three major types of strawberries: June bearing, Day-neutral, and ever-bearing. The June-bearing types such as Earliglow and Jewel, are planted in early spring. Day-neutral types produce fruit in […]



Garden Talent: Kellie Cox-Brady

Posted by on March 27, 2014

kellie cox brady

Going forward… These are the bright young minds going forward into the field of horticulture. Meet Kellie Cox-Brady. Kellie thanks for sharing with Gardening with Confidence! And thank you for all you do! Please visit the Garden Talent  category (on this blog) for other interviews of bright young minds.     Name: Kellie Cox-Brady Age: […]


Plants With Benefits: Celery…root

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Celery root Plants With Benefits

Celery  root, also known as celeriac (Apium graveolens var. rapaceum ‘Diamant’)  wasn’t mentioned in Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press), but celery was included. The nutrient amounts in celeriac could have easily put this root vegetable on the list, though. Just as the name […]


Columbus, Who Knew?

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Columbus, OH Gardening With Confidence®

Each summer, Columbus hosts the most prestigious trade show for the floriculture (and gardening in general) industry, now known as AmericanHort,  formally called OFA. And the famous career-enhancing short courses are now referred to as Cultivate’14, or at least this year’s series have a 14 in the name. Marketing for the 2014 show reads, “It used […]


Slow Flowers: Bells & Whistles @ The Flower Field

Posted by on March 17, 2014

The Flower Field, Slow Floewrs

Are you planning a destination wedding? Be sure to consider the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and get in touch with Dorothy at Bells & Whistles @ The Flower Field to enhance your wedding experience.  Helen Yoest Click to Tweet!   Growing up surrounded by fields of daffodils might seem like a fantasy, but for […]


Plants with Benefits: Pesto Sauce

Posted by on March 14, 2014

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Garlic is an interesting beast. I’ll bet you didn’t automatically think of garlic with an aphrodisiac past? Garlic, you say? Yes garlic, that bulb with such an alluring scent, also becomes a vile stink if both of you aren’t eating it. Since Greek and Roman times, garlic has been known as the stinking rose. It’s […]