GCA Tour – Detroit, MI – June 2012

This past week Tom and I got to Travel to the motor city for a wonderful GCA Detroit Garden Tour. For those you that don’t know the Detroit and surrounding area houses some of the most state of the art greenhouses, growing facilities, and retail locations in the United States. Below i have posted a…

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Pruning Big Leaf or Mophead Hydrangeas

Pruning hydrangeas can be very tricky because there are so many varieties and species. I hope in this blog to help you understand how to prune your hydrangeas to keep them healthy, happy, and flowering at their best. I am sharing the advice of Dr. Bir, North Carolina plant expert, extraordinaire. According the Richard Bir…

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New admiration for Martha Washington Geraniums

I have adopted the courtyard at my church. This Easter our Caan plants that adorned the altar were beautiful. The plants that were not taken by parishioners, I planted in the courtyard. These Marthas were in full bloom Mid June. Four hours sun. I did some research and noticed Marthas like  the cooler weather (Spring, Fall). Right…

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Pansy Window Box

This is early June and the pansy’s and springeri are doing good. This gets morning sun and shaded for the afternoon.  Deadheading is done every day or every couple of days and fertilized with a dilluted mixture of an all purpose fertilizer. In years past, I’ve tried the “bloom booster”  fertilizer and found the results…

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Container and Ground Plantings

So this is blogging! Not being born with a chip in my head pertaining to computers, I am a beginner to this, but not to designing container gardens or sensing what looks good together. Now that we have most of our floral gardens set for the season, don’t forget to be faithful to deadhead and…

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