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I’ve Been A Traveling Fool…

Posted by on April 12, 2015

Kathy Jentz taking photo

I’ve been a traveling fool. The book tour for Plants with Benefits doesn’t seem to want to end…but that’s a good thing. Friday at noon, I spoke to full house at the US Botanical Garden. It was such an honor. My sister-in-law Charmaine Yoest and my niece, Gibby Yoest were there to cheer me one. […]

Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, April 6, 2015

Posted by on April 6, 2015

secret jelly

The Day Sunny, beautiful, around 70ºF. The Deeds It was a slow weekend in Helen’s Haven. Yesterday was Easter and I played bunny. That and chocolate are the only bunnies I like. Planted 3 Mahonia bealei to go with a third I already had. Picked-up 40 lb.  of paver sand to reposition the pavers edging the driveway. […]


Posted by on April 5, 2015


THIS #GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED This week’s giveaway is from DeWit Tools. They are giving away their gift-set of 3 products: The forged lady’s Trowel The forged lady’s Fork The 3 tine Cultivator To enter a chance to win, this one is a little different and super easy. You need to either LIKE DeWit Tools Facebook page and post […]

Gardener’s Roll Call: Monday, March 30, 2015

Posted by on March 30, 2015

Mahonia 'Charity'

The Day: Started out at 24ºF. Sunny and warmed to 55ºF. Beautiful A medicated Monday Years ago, I use to post a list of my week in the garden. I called it Puttering in Helen’s Haven. But I wanted to expand it as a place where other people can share what they did in the garden […]


Posted by on March 22, 2015


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED – The winner was Modern Mia. I’ve filed this post under Garden Hacks, because adding Crown Bee, the gentle bee company,  products to your garden is the best tip and trick you can do for today and tomorrow and tomorrow’s tomorrow…. This isn’t just an awesome #GARDENGIVEAWAY. This is also helping to […]

Gardening is a sport…or so says Gardening With Confidence®

Posted by on March 18, 2015

Butterfly House at Naples Botanical Garden

How do you think of gardening: fun, work, exercise, spiritual? Amongst my fellow garden communicators, there is much discussion as to why younger people aren’t getting into gardening. As such, they are trying to define gardening so that those new to the game will understand what they are getting into. Most communicators want to emphasize […]

Garden Talent: Royal Floral Designer Visits Raleigh

Posted by on March 11, 2015


Interview with Shane Connolly by Helen Yoest for Triangle Gardener magazine. Triangle Gardener magazine is a sponsor for the event. In March, Shane Connolly, floral designer for the Royal family, will be apart of the North Carolina Museum of Art, Festival of Art and Flowers event. If you are unable to attend, and are interesting […]

#GardenGiveaway–Plant Delights Nursery

Posted by on March 8, 2015


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? […]