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The Yoshino Cherry Tree

The Yoshino Cherry Tree

The Yoshino Cherry Tree aka Prunus x yedoensis This Yoshino Cherry tree is truly a lovely flowering tree. It is the baby of our garden!  When our son selected a Yoshino Cherry tree as the next addition [...] Read More
Beautiful Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Blooming

Beautiful Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Blooming

One of the easiest ways to add beauty to your spring garden, is by planting bulbs in the fall.  It does require a small amount of planning ahead though.  You [...] Read More
Bulb Planter Tool Makes Gardening Easier

Bulb Planter Tool Makes Gardening Easier

I Love My Bulb Planting Tool! Many years ago, I purchased my first bulb planter tool and immediately fell in love with it!  It has truly made planting my new [...] Read More
How to Grow Hydrangeas

How to Grow Hydrangeas

Add the Beauty of Huge Blooms to Your Garden! I learned how to grow hydrangeas in my garden simply by watching my grandmother.  She had the biggest, most beautiful hydrangea [...] Read More
Best Wooden Bird Houses

Best Wooden Bird Houses

Have Them Take Shelter Inside Best Wooden Bird Houses Wooden bird houses make the perfect nesting place for small birds.  We often see them flying around our neighborhood and, of [...] Read More

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How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

Painting Garden Figurines and Outdoor Décor Painting your garden figurines can add a unique and personal touch to your yard, patio and flower beds.  Over 20 years ago, I started [...] Read More
Rose of Sharon Flowering Bush

Rose of Sharon Flowering Bush

A Rose of Sharon Bush Makes a House Feel Like Home I love my Rose of Sharon Bush! When we moved into our house 18 years ago, the backyard was [...] Read More
Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees

Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants My backyard is graced with two Flowering Bradford Pear Trees.  We call the Flowering Pear Trees our “gentle giants” because they are huge, [...] Read More
Seedballz Seeds Of Hope Seed Collection

Seedballz Seeds Of Hope Seed Collection

Seeds Of Hope & Breast Cancer Seeds of Hope are a beautiful combination of flower seeds that features all pink blooms. This seed collection is meant to symbolize the hope [...] Read More
How to Weed-Proof and Grass-Proof Your Flower Beds & Gardens

How to Weed-Proof and Grass-Proof Your Flower Beds & Gardens

I love gardening, but I absolutely hate pulling weeds!  I have tried several different methods of killing the weeds and grass that are always determined to take over my flower [...] Read More
Red Maple Trees

Red Maple Trees

The Beauty of a Red Maple Tree I have several Maple trees in my yard.  All Maple trees are beautiful, but in the fall my Red Maple tree is especially [...] Read More

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  • Mums – Hardy Chrysanthemums for Beautiful Fall Color

    Mums – Hardy Chrysanthemums for Beautiful Fall Color

    Chrysanthemums are among the leading flowers for our backyard gardens in fall.  It is no surprise that everyone loves mums and their large, beautiful blooms in autumn.  They are great for container gardening or planted in the ground. Some hardy chrysanthemums will come back every year if you simply snap them back before the winter […]

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  • The Glorious Appearance of the Sugar Maple Tree

    The Glorious Appearance of the Sugar Maple Tree

    One of the most spectacular visions in fall is the gorgeous Sugar Maple tree!  Throughout most of the year, this hardy tree is green.  However, in fall, the leaves turn such a brilliant color of yellow and orange that no one can ignore it beauty.  This is one tree you simply cannot take for granted.  […]

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  • Container Gardening with Flowers

    Container Gardening with Flowers

    Flower Gardening in Containers and Pots Container gardening in pots is easy flower gardening.  Container gardening is a logical solution when you live in an apartment, have a small yard or if you have pets who like to run, play or dig in your yard.  Plus, container flower gardening is just simply beautiful and convenient. […]

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  • How to Plant and Care for Pansy Flowers (Pansies)

    How to Plant and Care for Pansy Flowers (Pansies)

    Pansies are hardy flowers that bloom in the spring, last through the summer and are often still sharing their beauty right into fall.  Of course, to keep them blooming during the summer months, you must water them often.  In the hottest part of the summer, I do water my pansies daily, and they keep smiling […]

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  • Discover the Beauty of the Dwarf Firepower Nandina Bush

    Discover the Beauty of the Dwarf Firepower Nandina Bush

    Some of the most beautiful bushes I have in my backyard, are my Firepower Nandina bushes. Their colors are variegated which means they complement just about any other plant, tree, or bush you have in your own yard. The reds and yellows of the Firepower Nandina are magnificent in the fall. Plus, these little bushes […]

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  • The Jane Magnolia Tree

    The Jane Magnolia Tree

    The Jane Magnolia aka Magnolia Liliflora The Jane Magnolia Tree Blooms   Our home would not be complete without our Jane Magnolia Tree. Twenty years ago, our son chose a Jane Magnolia to give to me for Mother’s day.  We promptly planted it and enjoyed its beautiful blooms. A few short years later, we moved […]

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  • Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

    Alexander Magnolia Tree aka Tulip Tree

    Alexander aka Alexandrina Magnolia I love all Magnolias, from the huge, gorgeous Southern Magnolia to the smaller Little Gem Magnolia.  The Alexander Magnolia is one of my all time favorites. Some of the most beautiful spring flowering trees are magnolia varieties. When we moved into our current family home, we had to leave behind the […]

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  • Flowering Pear Trees

    Flowering Pear Trees

    Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants My backyard is graced with two Flowering Bradford Pear Trees.  We call the Flowering Pear Trees our “gentle giants” because they are huge, but when the wind blows they sway like graceful ballerinas. Their peaceful countenance beckons you to want to just rest under their shade and just […]

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  • How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

    How To Paint Your Own Garden Figurines and Décor

    Painting Garden Figurines and Outdoor Décor Painting your garden figurines can add a unique and personal touch to your yard, patio and flower beds.  Over 20 years ago, I started painting a verdigris finish on the concrete figurines in my own private sanctuary, otherwise known as my backyard. After I painted my own backyard décor, […]

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  • Best Wooden Bird Houses

    Best Wooden Bird Houses

    Have Them Take Shelter Inside Best Wooden Bird Houses Wooden bird houses make the perfect nesting place for small birds.  We often see them flying around our neighborhood and, of course, they love flying, but they need a place to nest and a wooden birdhouse is a great nesting place. My family enjoys watching the […]

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  • Red Maple Trees

    Red Maple Trees

    The Beauty of a Red Maple Tree I have several Maple trees in my yard.  All Maple trees are beautiful, but in the fall my Red Maple tree is especially vibrant and strikingly gorgeous. The brilliant fall foliage is such a beautiful contrast to the overcast days and the fading summer beauty. I look forward […]

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  • How to Grow Hydrangeas

    How to Grow Hydrangeas

    Add the Beauty of Huge Blooms to Your Garden! I learned how to grow hydrangeas in my garden simply by watching my grandmother.  She had the biggest, most beautiful hydrangea bushes in the neighborhood, perhaps the largest in the city.  She also had a variety of color which I also thought was gloriously beautiful.  Of […]

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  • Rose of Sharon Flowering Bush

    Rose of Sharon Flowering Bush

    A Rose of Sharon Bush Makes a House Feel Like Home I love my Rose of Sharon Bush! When we moved into our house 18 years ago, the backyard was bare. There was no landscaping of any kind except grass.  It just seemed so lonely and uninviting.  Even before I finished unpacking all of the […]

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  • The Yoshino Cherry Tree

    The Yoshino Cherry Tree

    The Yoshino Cherry Tree aka Prunus x yedoensis This Yoshino Cherry tree is truly a lovely flowering tree. It is the baby of our garden!  When our son selected a Yoshino Cherry tree as the next addition to our garden, we were all thrilled with that choice. One of our neighbors has an adult Yoshino […]

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  • Beautiful Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Blooming

    Beautiful Bulbs for Fall Planting & Spring Blooming

    One of the easiest ways to add beauty to your spring garden, is by planting bulbs in the fall.  It does require a small amount of planning ahead though.  You will need to select and prepare the garden area for your bulbs. Selection of your planting areas should be determined by the amount of water […]

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