Growing In My Greenhouse

Often, I find myself loving a plant that is hard to find. I also really want to put unusual garden worthy plants into the designs I do. I started last year to grow some of the things I love to use in my own greenhouse. While I may not be an experienced grower, I can...

Mother’s Day Garden

Not to be outdone by the Easter Garden the grand-kids in Illinois (zone 6a) planted a garden with their mom for Mother’s Day.  Let’s join Kristen for a quick tour… We started prepping our garden back at the end of April.  If we wanted to we could call our little...

Garden Progress

It is almost the end of the 3rd year of Gardening at Beach Road house.   It is amazing to look back on the last three years and see how the garden is developing.   I do much of the work myself so, even though I know a guy, I don't have the luxury of paid help except...

Easter Gift of Plants

It is always a struggle to find something to give to a 16 year old for Easter... Dress? No GMA. Little white gloves, hat, chicks, bunnies, stuffed animals? No GMA. This girl doesn’t even like candy that much. A Starbucks card is good but pretty ordinary. So, this year...

Sunny Day

Today we are supposed to have sun.  The sky is getting lighter and I saw the moon last night.   This may seem silly to many of my readers out there that see the sun and the moon numerous occasions throughout the winter, but here in the Pacific Northwest it has been a...

Snowdrops: Yes Spring Is Coming

Finally we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, or should I say light in the sky for longer periods of time.    Many gardeners  say that winter is the best season.  I tend to agree but this year, I’m so done with it.   Left over plants from the garden show...

Under Cover Winter Veg

Picking out a clear plastic container out of my fridge that, having gone unnoticed, now contained liquefied salad greens I swore it could not continue... The beds have been cleaned out and waiting for this horrible winter to conclude but still it remains in the 30’s...

2017 Garden Show FAQ’s

We are about a week out since we were at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show so we want to take some time to share with you the most frequently asked questions we answered at the show. The item in this garden that we answered the most questions about was the bottle...

Indoor Gardening – January Beauty

Cold is still gripping the outside with frost that doesn’t melt off in the daytime and ice on the ponds, even the Koi pond!  Raking the debris from storm damage has broken my bamboo rake while the leaves and branches remain stuck to the ground.  Time to turn my...

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