How to Prepare Your Soil for the Healthiest Annual Flowers

How to Prepare Your Soil for the Healthiest Annual Flowers Soil has an ecology. The healthier the soil ecology the better it can feed plants and fend off soil pathogens (the pests and diseases). And all the things that go on in the soil is nothing short of amazing. Knowing …

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The Only Clippers I Would Ever Use

The Only Clippers I Would Ever use Many, many years ago, as a newbie gardener, I walked into my local nursery (they’re now referred to as garden centers). It was a place I loved to visit and I was learning all about plants, gardening, and landscape design at the time. …

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How to Feed Perennial Beds for Healthy Flowers Next Year

How to Feed Perennial Beds for Healthy Flowers Next Year Caring for soil is one of the most complex gardening topics. Once your perennial flowers are planted and growing, good soil care is essential to healthy and abundant flowers next season. But it’s really not complex at all. Or difficult. …

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Spring Planted Bulbs for Summer Cut Flowers

Spring Planted Bulbs for Summer Cut Flowers Dahlias Credit: Thomas Wolter from Pixabay Spring planted bulbs produce some very nice summer blooming cutting flowers. Some are actually tubers, corms, or rhizomes but they’re sold bare root in packages along with regular bulbs. With bulbs, always let the foliage of bulbs …

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Deer Resistant Cutting Flowers

Deer Resistant Cutting Flowers These gorgeous peony flowers are disliked by deer Credit: Estera Nicoi via Unsplash Be sure to read my post: How to Have a Flower Garden When You Live With Deer It gives advice on how to protect your flower gardens. And it describes how deer behavior …

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How to Have a Flower Garden When You Live With Deer

How to Have a Flower Garden When You Live With Deer How to have a flower garden when you live with deer Why there are so many deer Deer are becoming more present in our home landscapes and they’re eating our plants. More and more of us are moving into …

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Flower Seeds to Plant in Fall, Winter, Or early Spring

Flower Seeds to Plant in fall, winter, or early spring Nigella with it’s flowers and really pretty pods, is an early, cool weather flower Some flowers grow better in cooler weather. To name a few: Agrostemma, Ammi, bachelor’s buttons, breadseed poppies, Calendula, larkspur, Nigella. If those same flowers were planted …

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How to Dry a Stunning Lavender Bouquet

How to Dry a Stunning Lavender Bouquet Freshly harvested lavender drying upright in its vase A bouquet of dried lavender in a vase makes an elegant display for summer and through the winter. But how do you dry it to get the prettiest display? It’s actually super easy. There are …

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Transplanting Established Perennials

Transplanting Established Perennial Flowers… or How to Pack Up a Garden and Move Ready to dig up raspberry plant Sometimes we have to move. Ideally we garden as though we’ll be in a place forever. But it doesn’t always work out that way. And if your garden is full of …

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