Share the mint

I’m sure you have spent good money on herbs, used a bit of it and then thrown the rest out.  Typically because you put the leftover mint in the fridge and forget about it and then by the time you need it again it is beyond use. It happens to the best of us. A […]

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 […]

Don’t forget about you

We all lead busy lives and we tend to lose site of the small things that bring us great joy and help keep us grounded about what really matters.  Here goes. 1.   DATE NIGHT.  It is so important to have date night with your significant other.  It doesn’t have to be a huge production, just […]

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 […]

Bubbles, Bubbles…

On My nose.  Bubbles, bubbles on my toes.  Bubbles, bubbles everywhere. Straight from Elmo’s book Bubbles, Bubbles. If you want easy and inexpensive entertainment for hours go with bubbles.  Every afternoon my son’s daycare turns on a small bubble machine and the kids love it.  We also went to a birthday party last Fall where […]

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 […]