Peony Growing Tips
Gardening | Perennials

Peony Growing Tips

Peony Growing Tips I often find myself writing a gardening post after a friend asks me a question about a specific plant. This week I received a few questions about growing peonies. In response, I thought I would share peony growing tips that I hope you will find useful. Peonies have much too offer and […]

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Bellflower (Campanula)
Gardening | Perennials

Bellflower (Campanula)

Bellflower (Campanula) Each year I try to expand the types of perennials I have growing in my gardens. One of the ones I decided to add this spring is Bellflower (Campanula). I selected a purple bellflower variety, but they also come in shades of white, blue, and pink. They tend to start blooming in late […]

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Iris Season
Gardening | Perennials

Iris Season

Iris Season It would be really difficult to choose a favorite flower, but I think it would ultimately be the iris. I love all of the different types and colors, and how they open at different times throughout spring. Every year I find myself buying 5 or so new varieties and trading with friends to […]

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Deer Resistant Plants
Gardening | Perennials

Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants: Many people report that deer wreak havoc in their gardens. Last year, I was pretty lucky in this regard. However, the previous year I experienced a similar fate. In this post, I will be highlighting some great deer resistant plants. Two years ago the hostas that surround my patio came in beautifully only to become salad […]

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Gardening | Perennials

Hydrangeas: Determining Type

Hydrangeas: Determining Type Have you ever wondered how to take care of your hydrangeas, and ensure that you have beautiful blooms the following year? This summer when some of my hydrangeas had no flowers, I found myself wondering this very thing. Why did some have flowers, and not others? To answer this question, you need to know […]

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Snowdrop Flowers (Galanthus)
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Snow Drop Flowers (Galanthus)

Snow Drop Flowers (Galanthus) Symbolism and Name Origins Snow drop flowers (Galanthus) are a late winter/early spring flower thought to symbolize purity, hope, rebirth and sympathy. The name in Greek means “milk white flower” and in Latin means “resembling snow.” For more information, check out the link below: http://www.flowermeaning.com/snowdrop-flower-meaning/ Identification Snow drops are easy to […]

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Pincushion (Scabiosa) Flower
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Pincushion (Scabiosa) Flower

Pincushion (Scabiosa) Flower Origins of the Name It is pretty easy to figure out where this plant received the name Pincushion Flower. But, where did the name Scabiosa come from? According to the link below, at one point it was used in folk medicine to treat scabies, a contagious inception caused by mites. https://funflowerfacts.com/2013/06/06/fun-flower-facts-scabiosa-pincushion-flower/ Pincushion (Scabiosa) flower […]

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Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts
Gardening | Perennials

Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts

Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts Appearance Old fashioned bleeding hearts (Dicentra) are a beautiful plant that deserve a place in any old-fashioned garden that provides the correct conditions. The plant has arching stems dripping with heart shaped flowers. Most often the flowers are pink or white, but they can also be red or yellow. I have […]

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Curing and Storing Garlic
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Curing and Storing Garlic

Curing and Storing Garlic I harvested my garlic crop on the 15th of July. Considering how little rain we received this summer and that I did not water frequently due to concern for my well level, I thought my crop was pretty good. Curing Garlic I decided to hang my garlic in bunches of 6 […]

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