Toolbox Planter

Toolbox Planter

Toolbox Planter  I love a junky planter…don’t you?  I’ve done all kinds of planters from one thing or another.  Junk planters have to be my favorite.  I think that the mix of the soft foliage and the rustic junk just makes for the perfect combination.  Every spring I’m generally out on the prowl for something […]

Candytuft: A garden must-have!

Candytuft: A garden must-have!

  Two years ago, I wrote a post on my blog about Candytuft, a wonderful evergreen perennial that’s covered with stunning masses of white flowers each Spring. To date, that post is still one of my most popular, and I thought I’d share with you why I love this plant so much. My favorite description of […]

Tulips and Asparagus Spring Centerpiece

Tulips and Asparagus Spring Centerpiece

Here’s a quick and easy Spring centerpiece idea using fresh asparagus stems and tulips. You can use any flowers you choose. I just happen to love tulips, so that’s what I used. But, a lovely mixed spring flower arrangement would be gorgeous! I used this simple glass cylinder vase that I purchased at Walmart a […]

Repurposed Grill Planter

Repurposed Grill Planter

It’s that time of year when everyone is cleaning up their yards and getting ready to do some BBQing. But before you toss your old grill, save it and repurpose it as a planter! It naturally has a great shape and comes with drainage holes already in the bottom. It makes a “GRATE” planter, get […]

I love my petite garden shovel!

I love my petite garden shovel!

I love to garden, but what I don’t love is lugging around heavy garden tools. Who does? My husband knows this, and shortly after we moved into our home – with a real yard and gardens for the first time – he came home from the hardware store with a surprise for me. This surprise […]

Springtime Gardening: Pruning Ornamental Grasses

Springtime Gardening: Pruning Ornamental Grasses

Hi everyone from yes-we-just-got-three-more-inches-of-snow Southern New Jersey! Luckily, the snow has almost totally melted away! I must admit: I love snow! So while many people have been complaining about the amount of snow we received this year, I’ve been over the moon happy about it! With the first warmer temperatures in Spring, however, comes my […]

How to Grow Lettuce in Containers

How to Grow Lettuce in Containers

If you have the desire to grow some of your own food, but you don’t have the space or time for a conventional garden, then growing lettuce in containers is a good place to start. Lettuce is one of the easiest things you can grow in a container. Lettuce doesn’t grow well in the heat […]

Growing Radishes

Growing Radishes

If you want to get children interested in gardening, then growing radishes is your answer. There are few vegetables that grow as quickly and easily which makes them fun to grow. Within a few weeks from planting seed, you will be harvesting these tasty radishes!  Kids love to pull them up, give them a quick […]

How to Groom a Houseplant

How to Groom a Houseplant

I love gardening.  I love digging in the dirt…without gloves.  It’s so therapeutic to get dirt under my fingernails.  When winter comes, I crave time in the garden.  My solution has always been to play with houseplants.  Many houseplants grow more vigorously than others.  Ivies in particular, have a tendency to grow long and leggy.  […]

Rolling Garden Seat

Rolling Garden Seat

Hi everyone! I’m Jane and I bring you a gardening post here each month. There’s not anything growing in our garden in January,  but I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at seed catalogs and planning our spring garden while indoors during this month. You too? Let me tell you, I’m itching to get […]

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