The Best Fertilizer for Plants
Discussing my love for a few of my favorite items, including the best fertilizer for plants and planters & how to care for your fiddle leaf fig trees!
Container Gardening 101...a la Helen Weis with Unique by Design | Redeem Your Ground
On this post, Helen Weis, container gardening expert & owner of Unique by Design, shares how you can make your very own container garden masterpieces!
Winter Urns, a tutorial
Computer issues and a tight schedule have kept me from the computer of late. Hoping this tutorial is not too late for some of you.........but then again, the design principles shown here could also be employed for interior arrangements set into floral foam. Well, enough "disclosures", let's move onto the the creation of a traditional winter arrangement My favorite is the spruce tree toppers. They add the element of height and bulk Inserted straight up, a cluster adds an instant base Dogwood…
Mosquito Repellent Plants
Ageratum As summer fast approaches, I would like to suggest plants that will repel mosquitoes in your landscape and how to use these plants to enjoy the outdoors during summer. In addition to the plants that repel mosquitoes I would like to suggest additional, eco-friendly ways to keep mosquitoes from your outdoor living spaces. The picture on the left is Ageratum. Some areas of the southeast have had drought busting rainstorms and even Basil with the tremendous amounts of rainfall, these…
CONTAINERS/ANNUALS - Spring/Summer
Diggin’ in the Dirt – 2020 Signature Gardens The signature of God is written in flowers Hi Everyone By early to mid-April it is safe to plant warm season annuals. Here are a few suggestions for annual color in your garden or in containers. Any suggestions where the name is in quotes (i.e. 'Profusion'), planting these specific cultivars will yield the best results. As mentioned in my Container Crazy! post, when planting containers, remember you want... a “thriller” (tall plants), a “filler”…
Create a Garden Art Birdbath Planter | Empress of Dirt
This is a good idea for a cracked garden birdbath: turn it into a beautiful planter for your yard. You can plant directly in the bowl or insert containers to ensure good drainage for the plants. Have a look at the getting started tips and browse the photos for creative ideas.