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
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? […]
I just received the most anticipated email of the year. My friend Beth Jimenez has put together this year’s Friends of Beth trip, a mostly annual event, with about 25 other friends of Beth who are also volunteers and Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum. This year, we are traveling back to Virginia. About five […]
When is spring?
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 […]
#GARDENGIVEGAWAY–DeWit Garden Tool
#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
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, […]
BOOK REVIEW: The Herb Lover’s Spa Book
I’m not going to beat around the bush, The Herb Lover’s Spa Book–Create a Luxury Spa Experience at Home with Fragrant Herbs from Your Garden, is an awesome read. This is a book you will want to refer to again and again. Filled with plants and spa recipes, The Herb Lover’s Spa Book will show […]
Garden Raves — Do You Host?
About this time last year, I received an email from Nancy Goodwin of Montrose saying she would open her garden for the Galanthus viewing. Today, I find myself wondering when Nancy will send out this year’s email if at all? Each year, Nancy Goodwin host three Garden Raves. That isn’t what she calls them, of […]
#GARDENGIVEAWAY Corona Tools’ Rose Pruning 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
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
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 […]