Best Chocolate Scented Flowers

Does anything sound better than chocolate-scented flowers?  Last year I grew Chocolate Mint for the first time.  In addition to providing a wonderful scent, the chocolate mint was great fro flavoring coffee, tea, water and lemonade.  Please Note: Not all chocolate-scented flowers can be eaten. In this post you’ll find 7 different, chocolate-scented flowers and […]

How to Make Stacked Buckets of Flowers for Your Garden

  Old galvanized buckets make wonderful planters for flowers, especially if you stack them for a waterfall effect. This article explains how to prepare the buckets, what to add in addition to soil, and how to stack the buckets. Plant your favorite flowers in each bucket and you have a beautiful rustic planter. I think […]

The Essential Guide to Growing Lavender

Stephanie shares you with everything you need to know to successfully grown lavender. She begins: “Lavender can be a bit tricky to grow and keep properly so that it is tidy and healthy, but this essential guide to lavender will provide you with a few tips that will help keep your lavender in top shape […]

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Pruning Roses

If you grow roses in your garden, this is an extremely helpful article about pruning roses. How much to prune off When to prune What to cut with What type of cuts to make What not to cut What to avoid after pruning What size of stem in particular should you prune And MORE! There’s […]

Best Blue Flowers To Grow In Containers

This is a great post that goes into detail about 20 different blue flowers that grow well in pots and other containers. They’re ideal for balconies, patios, roof gardens, and other pocket or small space gardens. USDA Zones that are best for the flower Climate requirements Useful Growth information Links to related information Beautiful photos […]

22 Best Flowers for Full Sun ~ Heat Tolerant Flowers for Containers

This post shares 22 different flowers that LOVE full sun and heat. Even better, you can grow them in containers. They work well on balconies, patios, rooftop gardens, and in sunny areas of larger gardens. You’ll find: A beautiful photograph of each flower A short profile of the flower Best zones for growth One flower […]

10 Tips to Start a Balcony Flower Garden

This post is filled with great tips on starting a balcony garden. There are also some beautiful photographs. How to start your garden 3 Important Factors Picking the Right Plants What to Avoid Colors Pots + More! Click on the 10 Tips to Start a Balcony Flower Garden link to see some excellent small space gardening tip. […]

10 Great Plants for Shade Gardening

This post by Kathy on Gardeners.com discusses 10 plants that work well in shady conditions. If you have a small garden area, some of these plants will work for you as well. As Kathy says: “The once-a-year perennial plant sale at our company’s Vermont garden center is a huge event. Shoppers line up well before the […]

25 Flowers for Container Gardens

If you’re at  a loss on what flowers to grow on your balcony, patio, or other small garden space, check out this post. The introduction says it all: “Flowers for the balcony garden come in almost every color and shape imaginable. Many flowers do well in small containers and bring splashes of color to balcony […]

11 Ideas to Steal for a Moonlight Garden

From the Gardenista.com website: “Moonlight gardens–planted with white and silvery flowers that glow after dark–became an early 20th century fad in both the US and Europe. After having a dream about a garden that shimmered in twilight, in the 1950s Vita Sackville-West created a white garden at Sissinghurst Castle that today remains England’s most visited garden. […]