Cynthia Sylvestermouse

I have been gardening all of my life, literally. When I was a little girl, I worked alongside my grandmother in her garden. As a young adult, my children worked alongside me and we discovered a world of fun gardening. Now my children are grown, and I am still gardening, at my own pace, in my own backyard garden retreat.

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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Garden Journals – A Gardeners Best Tool for Gardening Success

Garden Journals – A Gardeners Best Tool for Gardening Success

There are several styles of garden journals available today.  Many years ago, when we bought our first house and I started my first “garden journal”, it was simply a composition book with notes.  I did add those old school tabs on the edges of the paper to easily find certain notes and sections. However, that […]

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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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Gifts for Gardeners

Gifts for Gardeners

Let’s face it!  Gardeners often spend so much time in their gardens, they don’t know what is available in stores.  There really are a lot of things that make a gardeners life easier.  After all, it is more about the beauty of the garden and spending time in our peaceful retreat.   It doesn’t always […]

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Blue Hawk Leather Garden Work Gloves

Blue Hawk Leather Garden Work Gloves

I have working, or playing, in the garden all of my life.  I’ve owned more pairs of gardening gloves than I care to remember.  They always get holes in the fingers and are rendered useless.  I end up tossing them in the trash.  Currently, I have 3 pairs of gardening gloves, but only 1 pair […]

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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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Osmocote Outdoor and Indoor Smart-Release Plant Food

Osmocote Outdoor and Indoor Smart-Release Plant Food

I have been using Osmocote plant food for decades, therefore I can personally attest to how well it fertilizes and feeds plants. Many years ago, I was purchasing pansies for our backyard flower bed.  The nursery specialist recommended that I add Osmocote to the soil before I planted the flowers.  I tried it that very […]

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Reusable Lawn and Leaf Trash Bag Holder Stand with Bag

Reusable Lawn and Leaf Trash Bag Holder Stand with Bag

As you can well imagine, I work in my yard often, especially during the summer months.  Because summer days get extremely hot in our region, which means I get tired a lot faster, I am constantly looking for any way to make my work outside easier.  Two years ago, I purchased a Reusable Lawn and […]

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Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler – Easy Lawn & Garden Watering

Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler – Easy Lawn & Garden Watering

The Raintrain Traveling Sprinkler is one of the greatest inventions in my gardening lifetime!    The Raintrain water sprinkler will travel across my yard by using a water hose as the “rail” or guide as it waters my lawn and garden for me.  All I have to do is set out the hose and the […]

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