The vast majority of women, and many men too, will receive flowers at least once in their lives. Even if no-one buys them for you, you can always treat yourself. Flowers can be used to convey so many emotions including love, empathy and happiness. There can be very few people in this world who do not feel special when they receive a bouquet. What type of flowers do you like to receive?
Master gardeners who think they know everything are vexing. That's not me. It's try and test. And then I do what works best. So I've learned a few things over the years and bet you have too. These are my tips for those of you just getting started out on your gardening journey. As you start to dream about summer splendor, try to be realistic so your garden doesn't annoy you come August. I hope it's a spectacular year for you and the harvest is bountiful! Just avoid these ten gardening pitfalls first.
It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about which plants you'll start from seed and which you'll just purchase. I love to grow annuals, in particular annual flowers from seed. One pack of seeds can produce hundreds of plants costing so much less than a four-pack from the local nursery. You also have a greater variety and choice since you are not limited to what you can find at the local garden center. And if they don't work out, seeds are inexpensive. Want to save some money by planting a few seeds with me this year? Here's how.
Contemporary. Chic. Sleek. Growing green is trendy. Use containers. Try pots. Consider raised beds. Even grow carts. Small scale gardening for urban dwellers and all alike is the new wave. No longer do you have to be a homeowner with lots of land to garden. You can live in a townhouse, condo, small apartment or mansion from New York City to Guam and still be green. All are welcome to try their hand because all you need is a tiny bit of space and a big imagination. We are so excited to be partnering with Eartheasy again because they are giving away a swoon-worthy Herstera wheeled metal trolley. Salad garden? Guacamole garden? Salsa garden? How about growing onions on your porch, patio, deck or balcony? To enter, LIKE Raise Your Garden on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest. For two entries, do both! Let us know in the comment section what you've done. And we'd love to hear what you'll be planting this year. And Canada, you are welcome to enter too!
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It's a good time to "force" your paperwhites. That is, time to plant these stunning bulbs in an indoor pot. Paperwhites planted in small vases make the best shower or wedding party favors. This project is easy and inexpensive to do. Fragrant paperwhites just need to be potted and watered. That's it! Have an elderly aunt, grandma or even a sick friend? Ever need a hostess gift? Perfect. Tall, elegant, and striking in appearance they will be appreciated. And the fragrance? Mind-blowing. So let's enjoy a few blooms before our outdoor spring flowers blossom.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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