Vegetables in containers

Posted by on March 31, 2015

Try growing your veggies in a container. If you don’t have space in the yard, grow them in containers. Most veggies need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight to thrive. Herbs make wonderful container gardens.

#GardenGiveaway–Plant Delights Nursery

Posted by on March 8, 2015


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? […]

When is spring?

Posted by on March 1, 2015


The first crocus pushing through the soil says spring to me, along with daffodils dancing with their faces in the sun, and the wind stirring eddies from fall’s remaining leaves. Spring has official times, and, for many of us, spring can be a state-of-mind. My childhood was spent baffled when having to mark a season […]


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 […]

Passalong Plants — Winter Aconite

Posted by on February 10, 2015

Aconite in Gardening With Confidence®

I have a little patch of  winter aconite… My little patch of aconite was begot from Amelia Lane’s garden that came from reading Bobby Ward’s book, A Contemplation Upon Flowers, that sparked botanical curiosity in Amelia along with her pals, Beth and Jayme who learned from a friend of a friend whose father was a […]