Staking plants

Posted by on April 29, 2016

 Some plants will benefit from staking. Each spring, as I’m panting dahlias, I’ll add a stack for when they grow tall. I’ll be ready with minimal damage to the plant, as I sink the stack into the ground near the base of the bulb.

Gardeners Roll call: Monday, March 21, 2016

Posted by on March 21, 2016

Lizzi Lathers. Photo by Elizabeth Galecke.

THE WEEK The spring-like weather continues, although it was chilly Sunday. THE RAIN Monday 0.75 inch Saturday 0.20 inch THE DEEDS I’m loving the extra hour of daylight after work. My favorite time of the year. What did you do with your extra hour? I planted three native vines: Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’, Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’, […]

Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipients

Posted by on March 12, 2016


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


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 […]

Edible Rugosa rose ‘Hansa’, Nature Hills #Giveaway with Good Berry Bad Berry AND Plants with Benefits!

Posted by on March 7, 2016

Hansa Hips

Gardening with Confidence is partnering with Nature Hills Nursery, once again, to bring you a unique opportunity. We are hosting a #giveaway for two of my books, Good Berry Bad Berry and Plants with Benefits, AND a rose from Nature Hills that fits both categories–a good berry and a plant with benefits, rugosa rose ‘Hansa’. See #giveaway […]

March inspiration

Posted by on March 4, 2016

Gardening with Confidence Tulips

Surprise awaits within the month of March. As the Earth transitions from winter to spring, March can be unstable. Like an adolescent, March has mood swings–wild winds followed by steely calm; widely fluctuating day and evening air temperatures, and flowers blooming in barren soil. March also brings birthday wishes for me. My mind welcomed the […]