Watering Containers Made EASY

Growing annuals, edibles, perennials, shrubs or trees in containers typically requires day after day of tediously lugging a watering can or hose to provide the moisture needed to grow healthy, thriving plants. It is time to STOP THE MADNESS! Proven Winners WaterWise Container Watering kits offer the key to freedom from this monotony! And not…

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SHADE LOVING CORYDALIS

I have grown many varieties of Corydalis in my shade gardens – some I like more than others. Corydalis lutea is probably the most commonly available. It has ferny blue-green or green leaves that are covered by yellow flowers in spring. Flowering will continue into summer (but not as heavily as the spring flush). It…

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Save water, money and time with Dramm products

Dramm is a premier company known for its outstanding watering products – ranging from garden and soaker hoses, sprinklers, water wands and other handheld watering tools, and more.  I have MANY of their terrific tools in my garden shed.  I thought I was pretty savvy about water sprinklers but I discovered invaluable tips from their…

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Stop Deer in Their Tracks!

Spring is a joyful time for gardeners as we begin a new season in our flower and vegetable gardens.   Each day brings new delights as we watch tender new growth emerge from winter dormant plants or from seed.  Then the nightmare begins.  We are devastated to see plants chewed or sheared to the ground.  We…

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YEAR-ROUND DECORATIVE MAILBOX PLANTERS

I was immediately taken with this unique mailbox garden planter featuring matching coir-lined baskets from Plastec. I first discovered this multi-use product while decorating it with holiday trimming at Estabrook’s Design Center (where I work). Here is a photo of the finished project. I can only imagine how cool it will look with no-fuss, heat…

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Floral Note Cards are a Hit!

I am so pleased with the response to our new notecard packets featuring many photos of my gardens as well as my sister Jane’s watercolors (pictured is one of her cards). Thank you! There are three different packets of assorted notecards (blank inside) to select from. Packets of 5 cards with envelopes are $11.50 including…

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The American Horticultural Society

The American Horticultural Society (AHS), founded in 1922, is dedicated to sharing with all Americans the critical role of plants, gardens, and green spaces in creating healthy, livable communities and a sustainable planet. AHS, one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country, has long been a trusted source of high quality gardening and…

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Protect Plants from Deer Damage this Winter

Winter is fast approaching…and so are the deer as they target your tasty shrubs and trees. Stop them in their tracks by using Plantskydd – a highly effective, organic repellent that works for months. Plantskydd is Swedish for ‘plant-protection’. It was first developed in Sweden to protect vast tree plantations from browsing deer, rabbits and…

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Fish in the Garden

I LOVE Tyson M. Weiss’s unique and creative art accents for the home and garden. His design focuses on the visual–cerebral sensations of ‘flow’ that is most clearly seen by the way schools of fish curve in response to elements throughout an underwater landscape. Who could have dreamed of such an enchanting concept and then…

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Bluestone Perennials has EXCEPTIONAL plants

I have been a long-time fan (and customer) of Bluestone Perennials, owned by Bill and Sarah Boonstra. This family-owned business (started by Bill’s father in 1972) is a premier mail-order company featuring exceptional perennials, shrubs and bulbs. Bluestone Perennials has been rated by garden consumers for many years among the top 30 gardening mail-order companies…

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