mosquito fighting plants

This time of year we must bring out the big guns to fight mosquitos. Here is a list of easy to grow plants that can help you with this battle. These plants can be planted in containers or beds.  I recommend a combination.  The containers allow you to move the plants where you are and […]

Mosquito fighting plant

For the past several years I have known the Citronella plant (aka Pelargonium citrosum, citrosa geranium, mosquito plant) to be a mosquito fighting plant. Nurseries and gardeners alike rave about the plants mosquito fighting qualities.  However, the American Botanical Council did a study and reported that it has some of the essential oils to fight […]

Helleborus Plant brings late winter early spring blooms

I found the Helleborus recently and it is gorgeous.  The most exciting thing about this plant is that it blooms late Winter to early Spring when everything else is a little drab.  You can also enjoy the blooms inside during the drab months.  Cut off a bloom or two and put them in bud vases […]

What is success?

These are photos of the Amaryllis I planted a few weeks back from a bulb kit.  You might remember me talking about it.  Thank goodness gardening is not always counted as a complete failure or a complete success.  Because in this case I would say we are walking a line in between the two. As […]

Take advantage of Plant Discounts

As we all know Winter may or may not be behind us.  There are still ways we can spruce up the garden now without having to worry about a freeze.  Pansies are typically planted in the fall as they can survive the Winter.  That being said many garden centers have them on major sale right […]

Weeds, Weeds go away

As you know we have had a pretty mild winter so far.  (Please note…so far) And you are probably noticing the weeds already popping up.  You can take steps now to rid your lawn of this annoyance.  The one good thing is that some of these weeds will be choked out once  your grass starts […]

Rain, Rain Bring it on

I notice this time of year that people are still watering their lawns.  This is the one time of year we can give our natural resources a break.  A lawn only needs about an inch of water each month.  I know your thinking how do I measure that?  Honestly, I don’t.  However, we turned off […]

Vertical Gardening

We are quickly approaching February so it is a good time to start planning out your garden.  Spring will be here before you know it.  I have seen a lot of talk on vertical gardening and I really like the concept.  The great thing about vertical gardening is that sometimes we need a little height, […]

Amaryllis Bulb Kit

Happy Thursday my Gardening Lovers, Even with this cold weather we still have an opportunity to garden.  I received an Amaryllis bulb kit for Christmas and it is a fun and easy way to keep us gardening indoors until better weather comes our way.  I also recently saw these at Target on a major clearance […]

Christmas Cactus

Hello All, We were at my parents this past weekend for the holidays and as usual my mom’s plants are in full bloom (the ones in season of course).  Her plants are the all blooming.  Needless to say we had a very rainy and gray Christmas Eve, but nothing a little Christmas cactus can’t brighten […]