Garden art that is now exposed may need to be moved until the spring foliage returns. What was once whispering for attention nestled next to the summer and fall foliage, can look stark and out of place during the winter months. I move much of my garden art to the shed for the winter.
Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, December 4, 2017
THE WEEK THE RAIN Saturday, THE DEEDS MONDAY Added the moss pots to the Meeting Rooms Wall. Swept out the leaves. Watered the Dovecote and the Goat. Swept and watered the Breakfast Entrance. Watered the new anise as you enter the Meeting Rooms. TUESDAY Another busy day in paradise! Finally, I found the time to […]
December Garden Sustainable Maintenance Practices for the Southeast
DECEMBER 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 have no point of reference […]
Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, November 27, 2017
THE WEEK Cool nights and beautiful days. THE RAIN No rain this week THE DEEDS MONDAY Focus on the HWY Beds. The renovation is nearly complete. It’s kinda hard to tell from this picture, but the HWY Beds are almost done. I spent most of my day there finalizing everything. Three flats of pansies were added […]
How-to Make Woven Wattle Edging
This story first appeared in Triangle Gardener ~Helen Yoest Most can not deny the charming appeal of woven English wattle edging; and do you know just how easy it is to make? The craft of wattling was brought to America by English settlers, and even today in Williamsburg, the basket-weave rustic charm of wattle is […]
Protected: Helen’s Haven, Redefining Beautiful
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Gardeners Roll Call: Monday, November 20, 2017
THE WEEK THE RAIN Monday, 1.10 ins. THE DEEDS MONDAY I knew going in what I would do this day. The 30-foot front-of-fence bed Dovecote Bed needed renovation. Lifted all the plants that were in there. Separated them out. Added boxwood, germander, heuchera, and creeping phlox. TUESDAY Finished the front of the Dovecote Bed by adding tulips […]
Gardeners Roll Call: Monday November 13, 2017
THE WEEK Chilly with light frost towards the latter part of the week. THE RAIN Wednesday, o.10 in. Thursday, 0.6 in. THE DEEDS MONDAY We are hoping for some rain later this week, but today was a good day for planting! Zac and I went to one of our wholesalers to pick up 22 Viburnums, Viburnum […]
November Garden Sustainable Maintenance Practices for the Southeast
NOVEMBER Fall is a fantastic time to be in the garden. Soon enough there will be a killing frost; once that happens, it’s time to tuck your garden into bed for the winter. Our first frost date is unpredictable in terms of regions and microclimates. The first frost date for Raleigh, North Carolina, as calculated by […]
Surprising Summerville, South Carolina!
This is a story about a blogger, who learned a lesson I hope to never repeat. Sometimes I can be so uninformed! My blog reached a status within two years of starting Gardening with Confidence ten years ago. Don’t hate me, each year, I’m asked to do several travel- and garden-related stories. My latest was […]
November Inspiration — The Fifth Season
As the first frost landed on my car window, I knew I would soon be called into action. Even though the ground temperature kept the frost from the garden, the need to put the garden to bed for the winter was on my heels. I went about my winter preparations happily, in anticipation of what […]