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.

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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Cardinal Basil – Striking Beauty

Cardinal Basil is an under utilized ornamental edible herb that is very easy to grow. Continue reading

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Edible Flower Palette

Edible blossoms are ready for the picking and eating in your garden. Find out which ones are the easiest and prettiest to glam up a dish. Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the new color trend in gardening. Get some tips on how to use orange in all its shades to best effect.
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