Category Archives: The Summer Garden

Start a collection of Flower Arranging FROGS, they make arranging flowers a snap

When most people come across a flower frog they don’t have a clue to what it is, or what you would possibly do with it. Most flower arranging frogs look like some kind of metal pin cushion with perfectly aligned … Continue reading

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Start collecting Small Glass Bottles, they make Great Flower Vases

Along with my collection of ever handy, mostly clear glass vases, that I constantly use from Spring to Fall as receptacles for the ever-changing bouquets of flowers that come into the house, I have a large collection of small clear … Continue reading

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Plant some Gladiolus in your Garden, they make Great Summer Flower Arrangements

Gladiolus are one of those flowers that have been around for ever years. They are often seen as part of flower arrangements, and make quite glamorous displays by themselves in tall trumpet-shaped vases. Gladiolus come in just about every color … Continue reading

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Container planted or in the ground, Canna Plants are a Focal Point with a Tropical Vibe

One of the easiest to grow and definitely a show stopper in the garden is the Canna Plant. The canna is also called the Canna Lily, although it is not a true lily, but is a relative of both the … Continue reading

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Planting a Garden Room on Your Property

The idea of dividing the outdoor space around your home into what the horticultural world is calling rooms has really been around for hundreds, maybe thousands of years; even though it seems to be a trendy and new concept. As … Continue reading

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A Return Visit to Spencer and Katrina Trask’s YADDO. Saratoga Springs, NY

During the Summer months in the 1960’s my Mother and Father, along with my maternal Grandmother, Aunt Anna, Uncle Micky, and my Sister and I would all pack into our family car and drive to Saratoga. We would go from … Continue reading

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Got Grass growing out onto your Sidewalk or Driveway?…Edge it!

Are things not looking so neat around your house, especially when it comes to your sidewalk and driveway? Have creeping grasses started to take over? If so I have a solution to your dilemma.

Posted in LAWN Care, The Autumn(Fall) Garden, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 5 Comments