FRIDAY FLOWERS: TIME TO REJUVENATE THE GARDEN BEDS

Garden Rejuvenation = Lots of Digging Two of my garden beds inside the terrace area were in need of some attention. The soil was awful: the dahlias never did well there, the largest hydrangea (left from the previous owner) was pink despite my adding acid to the soil, any lily I planted would have one […]

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FRIDAY FLOWERS: GROWING GARDENIAS FROM CUTTINGS

This is how it all started: A friend gave me cuttings from her gorgeous, healthy gardenia bush. She was about to bring it inside for the winter and said sure, you can take some cuttings. So I researched the best way to **try** to get them to take root and actually grow. You can read […]

FRIDAY FLOWERS: SAVING FLOWER SEEDS

This has been a first for me: saving seeds from some of my favorite flowers. It just seemed so right and natural and yes, easy, that I couldn’t resist. For the first time in years I have had some lovely, aka successful, annuals in my garden. First up are these Larkspur:   Another one I […]