Best Roses to Use in an Archway or Trellis

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Just about all gardeners love growing roses and enjoying the beauty and fragrance of their blooms. Adding a trellis or archway to your garden adds height and character to your garden.  Covering it with climbing roses is  another chance to add flowers and even bring a new type of rose plant into the garden. There […]

I Grow Connection #GroSomethingGreater


As a child of about six years of age, my parent’s gave me my first gardening space. It was a small garden right in front of the house (what on earth were they thinking…lol). Did I tend this prominent garden well? No. Like most children that age, the novelty wore off quickly. The weeds flourished, and I watered rarely. Despite my neglect a few flowers bloomed, and I bloomed with pride over…

How to Welcome Beneficial Wildlife to Your Garden


Small wildlife in the garden is not only beneficial to the plants that you are growing, but they also bring a certain beauty of their own and are interesting to watch. The more wildlife visiting a garden, the healthier it will tend to be.  Instead of trying to deter garden guests, I do everything that […]

Conserving Water in the Garden

conserving water in the garden

Conserving water in the garden can make the difference between a successful planting season vs. a poor one.  It will also save you a good deal of money on your water bill, not to mention being good for the environment. Tips for Conserving Water in the Garden Consider Water Usage When Designing the Garden Sectioning […]

Preparing Pots for Planting


As we get ready to embark on spring container gardening projects, it is always good to take a few extra minutes evaluating and preparing pots we already have on hand prior to planting. Evaluating Planters Do you have the right size planters ?  Having the correct size planter pots can make a big difference in […]

Planting an Herbal Tea Garden

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An herbal tea garden is a great way to grow the herbs and plants, to create your own custom tea mixes. Having fresh straight from your garden herbs for brewing tea is not only convenient, but it also ensures that you are using herbs that are free of pesticides and herbicides. Whatever reason you have […]

DIY Gardener’s Scrub Soap

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DIY Gardener’s Scrub Soap It’s that time of year again, when we start digging into our gardens and getting all messy (well, I hope this dreadful weather breaks soon so I can anyway).  I always have good intentions and stock myself with gardener gloves, but I have a tendency to see something that needs to […]

Best Plants for a Trellis

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When selecting the best plants for a trellis, it is important to consider the natural habits of the plant.  Vining plants are by far the easiest to train on a trellis.  A vining plant sends out runners and can easily attach to any surface as their tendrils have little sticky hairs that enable them to […]