Perennially Yours Blog

Floral Note Cards

Nov 9, 2020

I’m excited to offer floral note card packets. Each packet contains five different cards. Many of the photos were taken in my gardens. Cards are 4″ x 5.5″ and can be purchased in a horizontal or vertical format. Envelopes are included. The cards are blank inside to leave plenty of space for your own message.…

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Protect Plants from Deer Damage this Winter

Nov 6, 2020

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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Gardening Books on SALE!

Nov 4, 2020

Due to the pandemic, a majority of my lectures across the country were cancelled. In preparation for these lectures, I ordered a number of my gardening books to sell at book signings. Needless to say, I now have an ‘overstock’ of books. Time to clean house. All four gardening books are on sale for only…

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2021 Flower Gardening Webinars

Oct 30, 2020

This winter I will be offering two gardening webinars. Both webinars include pages of lecture notes, as well as a CEU form for Master Gardeners and green industry professionals. These webinars can be viewed anytime, and as many times as you want, after the live broadcast. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE SCHEDULED LIVE…

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FIVE STEPS TO CONTENTMENT

Jul 24, 2020

I read the following recommendations for contentment while doing my devotionals last week. These really inspired me, especially during these turbulent times. 1) Never allow yourself to complain about anything, not even the weather. 2) Do not imagine yourself to be somewhere other than where you are. 3) Never allow yourself to dwell on wishing…

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AWARDED BEST OF KENNEBUNK

Jul 22, 2020

I was honored to receive the 2020 Best of Kennebunk Award in the Gardener category. The Kennebunk (ME) Award Program is an annual program honoring the achievement and accomplishments of local businesses in the Kennebunk region. I was thrilled to receive this award recognizing my l work as a professional designer and gardener.

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CONFOUNDING CLEMATIS

Jul 20, 2020

Clematis, sometimes referred to as the Queen of Vines, offer astonishing color in the landscape. There are over 300 remarkable species. Flowers can be single, multi-petal or bell-shaped. And range in color from red, pink, purple, lavender, blue, white, yellow and multi-color. Most gardeners are familiar with Clematis grown as vines but there are also…

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Gardener’s Supply Company – An Amazing Resource

Jul 18, 2020

Gardener’s Supply Company is an AMAZING gardening resource. This organically-minded company offers a huge assortment of gardening products as well as indoor and outdoor living accessories. I have purchased a wide range of products over the years, including perennials, oodles of containers (I especially love the solar-lit ones!), lavender-scented wrist warmers, houseplants, garden gloves, glass terrariums,…

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BLUE-TIFUL FLOWERS

Jul 16, 2020

Blue is a very calming and serene color. It is also considered a healing color that helps lower blood pressure and can reduce rapid heart rate. It is not surprising that shades of blue and blue-green are frequently used in healthcare settings. (Photo Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’, courtesy of The Intercontinental Gardener) Many gardeners, including me,…

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ASTILBES FOR SUN AND SHADE

Jul 14, 2020

Astilbes are rockstars that should be invited to perform in your garden! How can you not love their lush flower plumes that range in color from white, cream, pink, red, purple, peach, and lilac? Flower heights vary greatly, from 6” to 4’. Astilbes are deer resistant, flower in sun or shade, and are ignored by…

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