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50 Ways to Garden With Confidence: Level Changes

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Helen's Haven

  CHAPTER 33 LEVEL CHANGES Slopes and hills, bumps and dips—a garden often comes in many shapes. Whether your garden is naturally contoured or you decide you want to introduce some profile to your land, level changes are best viewed as opportunities to create instead of challenges to overcome. How you choose to handle elevation […]

Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, April 27, 2015

Posted by on April 27, 2015

Helen's Haven

The Day Rain left, 59ºF. The Deed Had a nice fire today; probably the last of the season. Potted up five more hanging pots and hung them in the trees. Pruned the front Japanese Maple based on my Bestie Beth’s suggestion. It looks so much better. Something tells me that every week will be crazy, […]

Lesson Learned: pay attention to paid google ads

Posted by on April 26, 2015

Classic Caladiums

OK, I get it. Google needs to make money, but this goes too far IMHO. @Helen Yoest Click to Tweet! When it comes to bulb retailers and wholesalers, I play favorites. No question about it. I don’t mess around with cheaper, lesser quality bulbs; I only want the best. Classic Caladiums is one of those […]

#Gardengiveaway: Proplugger

Posted by on April 26, 2015


THIS #GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!     Have you heard of the Proplugger  5-IN-1 planting tool? I got one last year and it made planting 100+ daffodil bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs a cinch! This spring I’m using it to plant 4-inch pots of annuals and perennials. It is easy and convenient to use. Proplugger […]

50 Ways to Garden With Confidence: Layers

Posted by on April 21, 2015

Denny Werner's Garden layers

CHAPTER 45 LAYERING THE LANDSCAPE Low to the ground or raised high, layers in your landscape give you the opportunity to add more plantings to your garden by taking advantage of each plane level. The idea of layering dates back to early 20th century gardens, which were tiered, like a church choir, for better viewing. […]

Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, April 20, 2015

Posted by on April 20, 2015

Pamela Harper

The Day The first half of Sunday was dry as I was traveling back from VA. The half I got to work in the garden was rainy, but I got out there anyway. The Deeds Have you seen this? Now everyone knows! Found leader for muscadine grapes. Trained along a post. Moved everything out of the […]

To color or not to color?

Posted by on April 17, 2015

When it comes to color, I’m not usually hesitant to add. But this one has me stymied. My wonderful next-door neighbors have a Ligustrum hedge they inherited from the previous owners. It’s nice privacy, and that is about all the good I can say about it. Two years ago, I took a hard look at my side […]

Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, April 13, 2015

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Sustainable Raleigh

The Day Beautiful and near 80ºF The Deed I was fortunate enough to travel this week on assignment for Troy-Bilt. It was my son’s spring break, so we made a little vaca out of it. He’s use to it, and very abiding. We visited Magnolia Plantation and Gardens! The forecast ahead shows no more frost […]