Author Archives: Claire Jones

About Claire Jones

Claire Jones is a landscape and floral designer and owner of Claire Jones Landscapes, LLC. She designs and helps people to create their own personal outdoor oasis and loves to write about her gardening failures and successes.

Lavender Honey Ice Cream

Lavender Honey Ice Cream is sublime and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Try the recipe and enjoy this tasty ice cream alone or on top of peach cake for a great summer dessert. Continue reading

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Got Milk…….. Weed?

Without the presence of Milkweed, Monarch would be extinct. We need to plant and preserve the Milkweed population so that there are plenty of nectar sources for this keystone species. Continue reading

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Lavender Fields Forever-Phenomenal!

Growing lavender has just gotten easier with a new variety called ‘Phenomenal’. Tolerant of the heat and humidity that is an enemy to most lavenders, Phenomenal sails through these problems and thrives. Continue reading

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Eat Your Flowers!

Interest in edible blossoms ties in with the larger trend of new energy foods, going organic, and local and sustainable gardening. Learn how to use and what to use from your garden at your next meal. Continue reading

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Monarch Way Station

Why are monarch butterflies declining? There are lots of reasons, but the main one is loss of habitat of the common milkweed plant that used to grow everywhere. Learn how to set up your own Monarch Waystation habitat to help stem the decline of these beautiful and valuable butterflies. Continue reading

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