10 Window Box Planter Ideas

10 Window Box Planter Ideas

  10 Window Box Planter Ideas In college, I once had a professor comment on my garden designs as being very ‘Monet’. It was probably the best and only compliment this teacher ever gave me, and I will never forget it. He was speaking about how in all my...
14 Designer Planters for Spring

14 Designer Planters for Spring

  14 Designer Planters for Spring I was going through photo’s from past seasons and I came across about 70 gorgeous pictures I took from trips to Chicago and Seattle in the last 2 years that I know I haven’t shared yet. This HAD to be rectified… How...
Hanging Baskets for Shade

Hanging Baskets for Shade

  Hanging Baskets and Containers for Shade The biggest question I would get asked by people who visited the garden center I worked at is what plants are good for shade. They would look up at our dazzling ceiling full of beautiful hanging baskets and then be delivered...
IKEA Strawberry Planter

IKEA Strawberry Planter

 IKEA Strawberry Planter Recognize this IKEA item? Sure you do! I think it’s entirely possible every household in North America has one of these white baskets designed to hold all those plastic shopping bags we collect. While walking through IKEA the other day,...
Planting Spring Bulbs in Winter

Planting Spring Bulbs in Winter

  Forgot to Plant Those Spring Bulbs? It’s Not Too Late! If you bought a bunch of bulbs back in fall but never got around to getting them into the ground, you can still save them and get blooms by Easter. But you better not delay! There are a few steps to...
Revive Hanging Baskets

Revive Hanging Baskets

    I recently did a post on how to have Hanging Baskets that last all summer long by swapping out spring baskets with ones you planted up in mid-late May. It’s a great technique that will keep you in flowers right up to the first hard frost. But there is a way...
Hanging Baskets That Last All Summer Long

Hanging Baskets That Last All Summer Long

    One of the number one questions I get asked at the garden centre regarding plants and hanging baskets is… “Will this bloom all summer?” This is the part where I make them raise their right hand and ask them to repeat after me…. I solemnly...
Mother’s Day Planters for that Special Mom

Mother’s Day Planters for that Special Mom

    Mother’s Day Planters Beautiful planters and hanging baskets are the number one gifts for mom’s on Mother’s Day. There certainly is no shortage of pre-made options out there but if your looking to customize a planter designed for your special...
DIY Vertical Gardens – Are they all safe?

DIY Vertical Gardens – Are they all safe?

  DIY Vertical Gardens- Are They Safe? Growing ‘up’ is easy to do… unless your still a kid at heart like me (wink). If you have eyes bigger than your garden, then there are plenty of vertical garden ideas you could try but are they all safe?...
Using Gourds in Fall Planters

Using Gourds in Fall Planters

  Using Gourds in Fall Planters I have a new addiction… Gourds! Big ones, little ones, orange and green, red and yellow, and especially blue and white ones. The more warty and crooked the better. So what’s the difference between Squashes and Gourds?    ...