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Big Greenhouse is Empty- Touring the Outdoor Perennial Gardens

Tweet The big greenhouse is now empty , all plants left are placed in my smaller greenhouse. What is left is succulents, green plants such as ferns, caladiums, mandevillas , etc. Succulents will be wintered indoors when our weather gets colder, the rest well I hope I can find homes for them. Succulents such as […]


Thunbergia Black Eyed Susan Vines Growing in the Greenhouse

Tweet In this video I talk about the thunbergia vine, also known as black eyed susan vine. Even thou Black Eyed Susan vines are just annuals in my area zone, they beat out any perennial vine that we can grow here, and here is why. Blooms all season , loves heat, and is down right […]


How to Grow- Planting Hard to Please Vinca (Periwinkle) Flowers from Seed

Tweet Growing vinca from seed can be a challenge, until recently I have had some issues growing, now have discovered that using a fungicide drench when planting can increase your success. I also will be using a more porous soil mix and watering them from the bottom instead of top watering to keep down the […]


Look What’s Growing In the Greenhouse Plus Maintenance On Plants

Tweet When it comes to keeping plants growing well I like to trim and cut a lot during the first month of growing to promote better bushier plants, plus more blooms.


Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry

Tweet Photo courtesy of Harris Seeds Echinacea PowWow WildBerry I know there is many Echinacea’s  on the market but you should take a minute to learn about this one as it has some really wonderful qualities you may adore. The most floriferous Echinacea we’ve ever seen, thanks to its extensive branching and no-deadhead re bloom! […]


Anyone Can Grow the Thunbergia Black Eyed Susan Vines

Tweet Even thou Black Eyed Susan vines are just annuals in my area zone, they beat out any perennial vine that we can grow here, and here is why. Blooms all season , loves heat, and is down right pretty all season and even into fall! Thunbergia- Lemon Star Black-Eyed Susan Vine is a sunny […]


Amaranthus Autumn’s Touch

Tweet Amaranthus Autumns’s Touch When I see this flower I think of fall, and also the flower reminds me of the perennial astilbe flower and or looks kinda like a celosia flower too. I am loving the color, and this will be my first year to grow from seed. The plumage on this amaranthus stands […]


Heuchera Miracle

Tweet Heuchera Miracle PP#20,274 You would think after over a dozen different heuchera’s I would have enough but really since they are coming out with more and more colors , shapes and textures, resisting is very tough. Heuchera Miracle has a special name with much meaning and could be used for that special moment in […]


Plants Provide Comfort During Tough Times

Tweet         Back in March 2010 , the first day of Spring, something happened that was beyond our control, this was a sad day .        A day we won’t forget and since this was the first day of Spring I guess this day will always be in our mind come every Spring.        We lost a […]


Heuchera Marvelous Marble

Tweet Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc. Heuchera americana Marvelous Marble Yet another beautiful Heuchera that will be all mine this Spring. This Heuchera is grown from seed, many will love the ideal of growing their own , but having a finished plant will give you  a much clearer headstart and produce fast gratification. One […]


Polemonium Brise D’ Anjou and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

Tweet Polemonium Caeruleum Brise d ‘ Anjou and STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN If anyone knows  me they know I love foliage plants, foliage with color other than just green. Variegated in nature which makes these two varieties so popular. Well, in this photo  there is  two jacob’s ladder also know as Polemonium. Stairway to Heaven  PP#15187 (right) has the […]


Dicentra Eximia Fernleaf Bleeding Heart

Tweet   Bleeding Hearts are fascinating , to think a flower can develop into a heart  is utterly  amazing. Dicentra Eximia Fernleaf Bleeding Heart  last all season unlike some bleeding hearts that seem to go dormant when warm weather appears. The leaves are deeply cut, grey green and fern like. The pink flowers are heart shaped with an […]


Profusion Zinnias Are a Smash Hit

Tweet Here is a few closeups of the Profusion Zinnias Profusion Orange Zinnia   Profusion Apricot Zinnia Profusion Cherry Zinnia Profusion Zinnias- Don’t Miss Out on This Fantastic Zinnia Series Cherry Profusion Zinnia Profusion Zinnias are no ordinary zinnia. A must to grow in your ever loving sun garden. If you are looking for a […]


Heucherella Sweet Tea

Tweet Heucherella Sweet Tea new for 2010 What is a Heucherella?? I love when they cross different species that then form a beautiful looking plant.. Heucherella is a cross between a heuchera and tiarella.  Foliage of a Heuchera and flowers and cut leaves  of a Tiarella together they form this outstanding specimen of a plant. […]


Heuchera Electra

Tweet Heuchera Electra Here is a beauty!  Electra shows off it’s blood red veins with golden leaves, that change throughout the season. The red venation stays while the leaf changes from shades of yellow in spring, to chartreuse in summer and fall, and tan in the winter. Short, dense cones of white flowers. Vigorous grower […]