December 13, 2018

Outdoor Decorations

Heuchera is a Native American perennial plant that is found all over the country.  It is more commonly known as Coral Bells and comes in many shades of purple, rose, green and variegated varieties.  It makes a wonderful display in any shade garden and, although it does flower, it...
I am an animal lover.  I don’t like to see any creature being hurt in any way.  I remember sitting at my computer desk last year and watching a squirrel run along my fence line with a whole corn cob that he had retrieved from my compost pile, and...
Gardeners and lovers of flowers alike love columbines.  This wild version called Eastern Red Columbine is also known as the American Columbine.  The plant grows wild all the way from Canada to Florida and from Texas to the Dakotas. Image credit Outside Pride Showy Eastern Red Columbine One can easily see why it...
If you are looking for a tough & drought tolerant ground cover, look no further than Liriope,.It is also called Monkey grass or lilyturf and makes a great border plant.  Liriope is a member of a group of flowering grass like perennials which are named...
Don’t be Tempted to Eat this Fungi On my morning walk yesterday, I noticed big clumps on a neighbor’s tree.  Closer inspection of it showed me what looked very much like a white brain growing on the side of his tree.  It might be some version of a Lion’s mane...
What is better than a perennial garden bed and a vegetable garden bed?  Why, a garden bed that combines them both together.  And take it a step further and add herbs to the mix.  You will end up with one fantastic garden that meets all your needs.  And that...
Baptisia Australis perennials are rugged and easy to grow.  Their lupine-like spires of bloom are real attention getters and they have season long interest from foliage too.   They are also often referred to as wild indigo.  Baptisia Australis is Easy to Grow I have transplanted divisions of my original small plant many...
Tillandsia is also known as an air plant. Air plants are a member of the epiphyte family. This plant needs no soil to grow and gets its nourishment from the air.  Air plants have specialized leaves that draw in nutrients. An air plant can also have roots, but it...
Dress up Your Curb Appeal with the Budget Friendly Fall Patio Makeover. I am giddy right now.  The temperatures have finally dropped and the leaves are starting to change color.  MY TIME OF YEAR!  Living in NC is hard on a gardener at heart, so getting outside right now is...
This framed Thanksgiving menu is a tasteful and professional way to let your dinner guests know what will be on the menu for the holiday. It is easy to make with a few supplies and some greenery from your yard. Thanksgiving is a time for family.  I love to gather...

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