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Columbus, Who Knew?

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Columbus, OH Gardening With Confidence®

Each summer, Columbus hosts the most prestigious trade show for the floriculture (and gardening in general) industry, now known as AmericanHort,  formally called OFA. And the famous career-enhancing short courses are now referred to as Cultivate’14, or at least this year’s series have a 14 in the name. Marketing for the 2014 show reads, “It used […]


Slow Flowers: Bells & Whistles @ The Flower Field

Posted by on March 17, 2014

The Flower Field, Slow Floewrs

Are you planning a destination wedding? Be sure to consider the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and get in touch with Dorothy at Bells & Whistles @ The Flower Field to enhance your wedding experience.  Helen Yoest Click to Tweet!   Growing up surrounded by fields of daffodils might seem like a fantasy, but for […]


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 […]