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December Daily Wreath: To New Beginnings!

This wreath is so colorful and festive that I just had to post it on New Year’s Eve! Here’s to mud in your eye if you are a gardener!  And if not, well… Continue reading

December Daily Wreath: Texture

The feathery outline and texture drew my attention from the street. Texture is such an important element of a good design, especially in gardening. Do you think of texture first-hand or off-hand when… Continue reading

September Gardening -‘Twas A Mix of Activities

September is always one of the busiest months in the garden and that is one reason why I have been away from my garden speak for so long. Of course, the last hurrahs… Continue reading

Free Contentment Offered at Public Gardens Today

Go on, cancel your morning….bag your lunch meeting….or change your afternoon plans and get to a public garden. Today is the one day this year you can stroll amongst a treasured public garden… Continue reading

Sow what?

Sow what you like, that’s what! Early spring is a great time to sow vegetable or flower seeds outside in raised beds or container gardens. Raised beds and/or containers enable the soil to… Continue reading

Field Trip to The New Madeline George Design Nursery

At last – after 10 years of designing beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces in the greater Boise area, Kecia and David Carlson, have opened their own garden design nursery – Madeline George Design… Continue reading

For the Love of Lilies

Oriental lilies are a must-have in my garden.  Visually, they are foot traffic stoppers and they burn their fragrance lamps from the time the first blossom opens until the last petal falls. Lilies… Continue reading

Container Gardens – Old Can Become New

Container gardens are extremely fun if you like trying your hand at creating small vignettes of plants loaded with visual appeal. They provide a limited space with definite boundaries forcing gardeners to be… Continue reading

1, 2, 3, Presto!

1 2 3 Presto!   It’s coneflower-mania in my garden in July!  My favorite echinacea hybrids right now are “Coral Reef” and Big Sky “Sunset.” However, I must say I can always count… Continue reading

As The June Garden Blooms

Hooray for another garden blogger’s bloom day hosted by Carol at May Dreams  ( A great day to view gardens around the world seeing the highlights of so many creative people sharing a… Continue reading