Peony Gardens

This week I am ordering peonies for a client project and for our own production fields. For the client we are planting the peonies near the vegetable garden to enjoy until the edibles take off and for cut flowers  inside the house. At the farm we are planting about 200 plants to use as cut flowers to sell to local … READ MORE


Edible Gardening – Book Recommendation

This past weekend I spoke at a Master Gardens event about edible gardening.  For anyone interested in learning more about planting their own edible garden, I recommend reading The Edible Front Yard by Ivette Soler. This book is great those with smaller garden spaces or even those with more space to dedicate to gardening.  You can also follow Ivette at … READ MORE


My Top Six Garden Tools

Here are my top six must have garden tools, even for the weekend gardener. Investing in these six items will provide you with tools that will last you for years. Fig. 1 – Felco Pruners. These are indispensable for any gardener. Use these for pruning, deadheading and cutting fresh flowers. You will use this tool everyday in the garden. I have … READ MORE


Patio Veggie Garden Containers

While planning for summer veggie gardens, I came across these nice garden box kits at Scout Regalia. These boxes are great for anyone that wants a veggie garden, but does not have the yard space to dedicate. You can use these on a back deck/patio and store away during the winter months. Also the powder coated brackets provide a nice … READ MORE

Garden Design Magazine

Redesigned Garden Design Magazine

Have you seen Garden Design magazine recently? The 2011 January/February issue debut a new design and editorial point of view. I have been a subscriber for almost 10 years, and am very excited about the refreshed magazine. Doing a bit of research, they have a new editor in chief with previous tours at The New Yorker and Martha Stewart and … READ MORE


Details from Home Garden Show Display

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