Perennially Yours Blog

Rising Concern over Green Oasis Floral Foam

Nov 19, 2020

My friend and garden design client, Elaine DiGiovanni, recently shared a video that she and two other floral designers posted on YouTube. Elaine, is a nationally accredited master flower show judge with National Garden Clubs, Inc., and has won many top awards in horticulture and floral design, including being named flower arranger of the year…

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2019 & 2020 video bundle

How-To Flower Gardening Videos

Nov 18, 2020

Please check out my 12 info-packed, colorful gardening lectures that cover a wide range of gardening themes from garden design, plant selection, and sustainable practices. All presentations come with extensive lecture notes. You can puchase these videos individually or save 20% or more with Special Bundle Offers. All videos can be watched as often as…

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Virtual Garden Design Consultations

Nov 13, 2020

As a result of this awful pandemic, I am now offering a limited number of online design and landscape consultations for homeowners in hardiness Zones 6 or colder. Clients provide photos, measurements for new pla nting beds (or those that need updating), and answer a series of questions related to sunlight, soil type, color/plant preferences,…

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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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The Right-Size Flower Garden

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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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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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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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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