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.

Sex in the Garden

Pollination is all about plant sex. Yes, there is sex in the garden, be it plant sex, bee sex, bat sex, bird sex, and yes, sometimes human sex. Pollinators are being squeezed out of habitats and we can stem the tide by learning ways to attract them. Continue reading

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What is Deer Resistant, Blooms in the Winter, and is Evergreen?

What is deer resistant, blooms in the winter, and is evergreen? Add to those attributes; it has a beautiful flower and blooms for 3 to 4 months of the year. Hellebores are well kept secret of gardener enthusiasts. Continue reading

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A Bee Nuc or Bee Package? Primer for New Beekeepers

Starting up a new bee hive can be done one of three ways. Through experience, I prefer starting a new hive with a “nuc”, which is a miniature version of a larger bee hive. See the pros and cons of the different methods. Continue reading

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Frugal Gardener-Growing on a Budget

Gardening can be expensive with time as well as money. Find out some strategies to save both of these with cost cutting methods that make harvesting delicious vegetables and flowers a snap. Continue reading

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Chilling Discoveries-Assessing Winter Damage

Winter damage to shrubs and trees is rampant this year. Recognize if your plant is alive or dead with these techniques and learn how to avoid this damage in the future. Continue reading

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