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Edible Rugosa rose ‘Hansa’, Nature Hills #Giveaway with Good Berry Bad Berry AND Plants with Benefits!

Posted by on March 7, 2016

Hansa Hips

Gardening with Confidence is partnering with Nature Hills Nursery, once again, to bring you a unique opportunity. We are hosting a #giveaway for two of my books, Good Berry Bad Berry and Plants with Benefits, AND a rose from Nature Hills that fits both categories–a good berry and a plant with benefits, rugosa rose ‘Hansa’. See #giveaway […]

March inspiration

Posted by on March 4, 2016

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 […]

Helen’s Haven Wildlife Pond

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Helen's Haven wildlife pond

My garden, a wildlife habitat I call Helen’s Haven, is located in a suburban area of a traditional neighborhood. Helen’s Haven has water sources throughout the garden because water is an important factor in attracting and sustaining wildlife. Several years ago when I put in the fountain with a large reservoir, frogs arrived almost instantly. I wanted more; I wanted frogs and other amphibians in the back garden as well.

February Garden Maintenance For the Southeast

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Helen Yoest fire garden

Before the gardening season kicks into full gear, evaluate your landscape with regard to sustainability. Are you doing all that you can to reduce water, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer use? Are you  composting? Are you harvesting rainwater ? Are you planting the right plant in the right place? Do you mulch? Let this be the year you consider […]

February Inspiration

Posted by on February 1, 2016

Helen's Haven Plants With Benefits Gardening With Confidence® Helen Yoest

Lengthened daylight hours and shortened shadows are noticeable as February approaches. A winter-weary mood is elevated as light lifts the spirit. Holding onto the winter can bring great joy when we’re reminded, every season has its reason. February, cold and cruel to some, is hope to others. After all, February touches March, the month of […]