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Plants with Benefits: Pesto Sauce

Posted by on March 14, 2014

pesto-pink-beans- Gardening Jones

Garlic is an interesting beast. I’ll bet you didn’t automatically think of garlic with an aphrodisiac past? Garlic, you say? Yes garlic, that bulb with such an alluring scent, also becomes a vile stink if both of you aren’t eating it. Since Greek and Roman times, garlic has been known as the stinking rose. It’s […]


Garden Talent: Deb Wiles

Posted by on March 13, 2014

Deb Wiles

  Meet Deb Wiles. Deb, thanks for sharing with Gardening with Confidence! And thank you for all you do! Please visit the Gardeners going forward category (on this blog) for other interviews of bright young minds.   Name: Deb Wiles Age: 45 on the outside, 25 on the inside Occupation: Director of Horticulture, Garden Historian […]


Collecting Floral Frogs: David Spain

Posted by on March 6, 2014

Floral frogs David Spain Gardening With Confidence®

Artfully arranged on walls, placed in glass-fronted cabinets, and even leaping into the garden, David Spain, owner of Moss and Stone Gardens in Raleigh, NC collects and displays flower frogs; a passion passed down to him from his paternal grandmother, Helen Goodwin, of Pasadena, Texas. As a young man in my 20’s, I became fascinated with the […]


March inspiration

Posted by on March 2, 2014

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 […]