Which Garden Flowers are Best for Indoor Bouquets

By Melinda Myers ~ Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and

Grow Your Own Beautiful Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden

By Melinda Myers ~ Add an exciting new look to your garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears. These natural tropical plants have tall stems and large leaves that measure up to two feet across. You can use them to create an instant focal point in the garden, screen an unwanted view, or extend

Chemical-Free Options for Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

By Melinda Myers ~ It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds. Drain the water out of buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

By Melinda Myers Photos by Melinda Myers   A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow. Evaluating

Reduce Maintenance/Increase Success with Self-Watering Gardens

By Melinda Myers   Raised beds and containers expand our planting options. They allow us to grow edible and ornamental plants even where there is no plantable space to garden.  Use them to make planting, tending and harvesting convenient by bringing the garden to your back door. And fill them with pollinator-friendly plants to enjoy

Container Gardens for Every Occasion!

By Melinda Myers. Make every occasion special by designing and growing containers for summer holidays, weddings, anniversary parties or other special celebrations. Pick a color scheme appropriate for the occasion or a variety of colors and shapes sure to add a festive touch. Look for opportunities to include edible and flower filled planters. Set containers

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

Bamboo LED Grow Light Gardens are attractive and have bulbs more than twice as bright as most standard LEDs. How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom By Melinda Myers Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers

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Houseplants 101

Succulents should be kept within two feet of an east- or west-facing window and grown in a fast-draining potting mix. Houseplants 101 By Melinda Myers Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty,

Dahlias Bring Diverse Shapes, Sizes, Colors to the Garden

Photo above: Coppery-orange Mirella Dahlia Photo credit: Longfield Gardens By Melinda Myers New for 2019 from Longfield Gardens:  Flirty Fleurs Sorbetto Collection, featuring dahlias HS Date, Rip City, Penhill Watermelon and Nuit d’Ete. Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias! With

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

By Melinda Myers   Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just

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