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Broken Arrow Nursery – A Plant Goldmine

Jul 15, 2017

Broken Arrow Nursery is prized by gardeners across the U.S. for their top quality, unusual plants. Coupled with extraordinary plants is their dedication to superior customer service and fair pricing. The nursery is a goldmine of striking perennials, shrubs, trees and conifers, many of which are native. In addition to their retail store, they also…

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Evan and Mom’s Corner

Jul 14, 2017

No sign of Evan….. Unfortunately it did not work out for Evan and Meg to join us at the Newport Flower Show last month. Evan had to work that weekend. The next targeted date for a get together is in August. I think I’ll ask him to wear a name tag since it will have…

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Growining Banana plants in the Northeast

Jul 14, 2017

Ever since I married my husband, who was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, I’ve had a thing for tropicals. They have such bold, dramatic, eye-catching demeanors. They are the life of the party! Imagine my delight when I read the article ‘Banana-Rama’ in Garden Design’s summer issue. The 8-page feature provides easy-to-follow tips for…

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Tips for growing veggies in a drought

Jul 13, 2017

I am a neophyte when it comes to veggie gardening. Given my limited growing space at my condo, most of this ‘valuable real estate’ goes to evaluating ornamental plants (annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs). My ‘veggie garden’ consists of two tomato plants growing in containers. Thankfully my friends at Espoma have a fantastic gardening blog that…

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Annual Summer Clearance Sale at Gardener’s Supply

Jul 12, 2017

The prices are HOT and product is flying off the shelves at Gardener’s Supply Company. This is the incredible sale that many of us wait for each year. You can save up to 75% off over 340 items that you can still use this summer – flower and vegetable gardening essentials , containers, sprinklers, outdoor…

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Gorgeous Flowering Shrubs with No Deer Damage

Jul 11, 2017

I have the special honor and opportunity to evaluate plants that are either new to the retail market or will be released in the upcoming year. I was tickled pink last week when two huge boxes from Santa Clause (Proven Winners and Spring Meadow Nursery, a wholesale grower) landed on my front porch. Inside were…

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Brakelights Red Yucca

Jul 10, 2017

Hesperaloe parviflora ‘Brakelights’ Red Yucca. I have mixed feelings about Yucca. I love their no-fuss habit, distaste to deer and rabbit, and high drought tolerance, but some varieties can get quite large and look rangy. I recently discovered a Yucca that radically broke this mold. Yucca ‘Brakelights’ stopped me in my tracks. It has wispy,…

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Two Over-the-Top Flower Gardening Programs

Jul 8, 2017

Sunday, August 27 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Exclusive kick-off seminar for The Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners. The program takes place at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Please join me for an inspirational class featuring two of my most popular presentations: Design Tips for High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Flower Gardens and Three…

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Garden Tour to England

Jul 7, 2017

Finally! All of the pieces are in place for this amazing tour that I will be leading to England, July 2 – 11, 2018, featuring breathtaking gardens and the largest flower show in the world – Hampton Court Flower Show. I had the pleasure of visiting several of the gardens a few years back while…

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Flowering Vines Webinar is almost here!

Jul 6, 2017

My fourth flower gardening Webinar (online lecture) is fast approaching – the live broadcast is Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (although you don’t have to ‘attend’ the live event to enjoy the lecture). I’ll be talking about amazing spring, summer and fall blooming flowering vines – annual, perennial and woody climbers. The lecture…

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