Tag Archives: Plant

To Seed Or Not To Seed? That Is The Question!

The advantages of seed starting for gardeners far outweigh the costs and time involved in setting up your seed starting operation. You can find new and unusual varieties that are not available on nursery benches in seed catalogs, and start many transplants to set out for a minimal cost. Learn techniques and money saving tips on seed starting flowers and vegetables for a successful gardening year. Continue reading

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Amaranthus- A Super Food for the Backyard Gardener

Amaranthus is an edible and easy to use superfood for the backyard gardener. Learn how to grow and harvest this delicious edible seeds as well as the stems and leaves packed with vitamins. Continue reading

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Autumn All-Stars – Part 1

September is one of the hardest months to have beautiful fall bloomers as it is usually bone dry, and your spring and summer bloomers have peaked and shriveled up and are only a memory.  This time of year I look for … Continue reading

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Magical Sunflowers-Fibonacci Spiral and Heliotropism

Sunflowers have several magical properties like following the sun (heliotropism), and the flowers form a perfect Fibonacci Spiral to pack as many seeds as possible in a tight space. Continue reading

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Grubb Heaven

If your name is Flora Grubb, what better business to own than Flora Grubb Gardens? She couldn’t have picked a better name to own a garden/nursery business! Flora Grubb Gardens is a sophisticated garden boutique, nursery and floral/landscape design business located … Continue reading

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Labyrinth Plantings

Last year, I posted about installing a stone labyrinth for a client.  We started in the fall, worked through the winter, and just finished up the spring plantings. Go to Healing Labyrinth-Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, to see how I created … Continue reading

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Peony Envy

Peonies are blooming right now and I am in heaven! I love the flowers for cutting, fragrance, and Wow factor. Plunk some peonies into a vase, and it looks like an arrangement by a master. You don’t need to arrange … Continue reading

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Plants at Your Fingertips!

Planted Furniture for the Patio I went to a cocktail party at a plant lovers house, saw his planted table and was enthralled! I was sure that I could create one just as good, if not better. I looked around … Continue reading

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Outdoor Fairy Garden- Go Wild!

At a recent Decorator Show House, I had the task of designing a space in a courtyard area that was a perfect location for a fairy garden. Fairy or miniature gardens have become an immensely popular gardening trend and I thought … Continue reading

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Container Fever in the Winter

Start with Perennials A few daffs are blooming, I started feeding sugar syrup to the bees, and it is mud season here in Maryland, but I am already getting the itch which I can only satisfy by making up some early containers.  Most … Continue reading

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