Great Garden Blogs

Great Garden Blogs

Over the past three years I have been lucky enough to be a member of GardenComm’s “Power Circle” focused on blogging. I didn’t even know what a Power Circle was when I signed up, but it turns out it is a group of people to support you and push you to be better. We have been doing this for almost three years and I am sad to see it winding down. Keeping a gardening blog active is tough work and these folks are the best. Amy Whitney blogs at Small Garden News and she is the Southeast USA. Her blog concentrates on organic food gardening and she has two books that you will want to check out — one on Fall Garden Planning and the other is a Garden Planner and Notebook.… Read Full Post

Garden Gifts for Mom

Mother’s day is this weekend but there is still time to get the perfect garden gifts ordered or purchased! Now, more than ever, gardening is a great way to relieve stress, stay at home, and create a beautiful landscape. Garden Gifts It might be hard to get to a garden center this year, so how about a gift certificate to Classic Caladiums? Mom will love her garden gifts that include selecting her favorite caladiums! Need to see more caladiums? Check out this post for inspiration on new caladium varieties! How cool are these?!? I would love to get these Marimo Moss balls as one of my favorite spring garden gifts. They are easy– you simply take a cool container and drop them in.… Read Full Post
Tips for Using Your Garden to Help Sell Your Home

Tips for Using Your Garden to Help Sell Your Home

First impressions are important. Seeing as your garden is the very first thing somebody sees when looking up, visiting, or driving past your home, it is imperative that you keep it in pristine condition. Follow these tips for using your garden to help sell your home fast! You should start preparing the outdoor aspects of your home at least a month before you plan on hosting showings. In doing so, you will be given some leeway in case anything happens to go wrong, or in case you decide to change anything. Listed below are some things you can do to keep your garden looking sharp throughout your home selling process. 1. Seasonal Plants and Aesthetics: One way to catch the eye of any passerby is through a little pop of color!… Read Full Post
Garden Summit for Novice Gardeners!

Garden Summit for Novice Gardeners!

I’m very excited to announce the kick off of the Southern Gardens 101 -Tele-Summit with Deborah Keever on Monday October 10, 2016 You can sign up for this incredible 2 week long FREE event that is tailored for the novice gardener by simply going to Deborah Keever’s Website and registering.  Again it’s FREE… and you’ll be able to listen to all the podcasts from over 26 Speakers. Register here NOW! www.deborahkeever.com/summit With over 26 speakers and 129 topics (and with over 3200 people signed up) this is going to be the MUST DO event of the Year for all Novice Gardener. You can check out the entire line up on the website and see the wide variety of topics and speakers. … Read Full Post
New Caladium Varieties

New Caladium Varieties

These new caladium varietes are sure to impress with their new colors and habits. Most of these are part of the Florida Flower Trials this year and are just making their debut to the industry. After a very warm fall left production a bit of a mess, these new caladium varieties are now starting to take hold and really put on a show.  It is amazing to see the development of these new caladium varieties in recent year and leaves me looking forward to what is coming down the line in the future. The varieties are from Classic Caladiums, Bates Sons & Daughters and Happiness Farms. New Caladium Varieties by Grower: Caladium ‘Fiesta’ from Bates Sons & Daughters. What a color combination!  … Read Full Post
Yard Renovation Time

Yard Renovation Time

It has been a busy few weeks in our garden!  After much deliberation, we’ve decided to do a major overhaul and yard renovation of our backyard. I love the lushness of our yard, but I also understand that it may have gotten a little out of hand. For instance, Bismark Palms (Bismarkia nobilis) are absolutely stunning palms. When I moved into our house five years ago the previous owner had planted two of these little babies in our back yard. They were so cute. And not having the heart to remove them back then, over time these plants have grown!  At maturity Bismark palms can be 30′ tall with a spread of 12-16 feet. This is just not the plant for a small backyard.… Read Full Post
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