Growing Columbine Plants

Hello! I love this flower, they are so beautiful. I have some seedlings, bare root and blooming plants growing. Recently purchased potted plants already in bloom and planted bare roots in containers to add to my gardens this year. The variety I have, I believe, all of them are the McKana variety. The seeds, bare … Read more

Best Plants for Container Gardening

Hello! Today I wanted to create a list for people who only have room for container gardening or just don’t want to deal with an actual garden. I researched the best plants for container gardening. I have some from a few categories, annual/biennials, bulbs/corms/tubers, climbers/wall shrubs, conifers, perennials and shrubs. I also want to define … Read more

When to Plant Tulips

Hello! Today I am visiting my daughter and family in northern Alabama and we stopped at a tulip farm close to her house. This gave me some inspiration to write about when to plant tulips. One of the best-known spring bulb is the tulip. Tulips come in a rainbow of colors and varieties. Tulips are … Read more

How to Grow Patchouli – The Hippie Herb

Hello! Today I am going to talk about how to grow Patchouli. This plant is actually a herb in the mint family. The other thing I found in my research is patchouli has an aroma synonymous with the hippie era. My niece is interested in growing Patchouli, and maybe creating her own essential oils from … Read more

The Romantic Rose Garden!

Hello! Who doesn’t love a romantic rose garden? I have always loved the looks and smell of roses. The rose has been called the queen of flowers. When I was growing up my mom had a rose garden. She was a member of the American Rose Society. She would enter her roses in contests and … Read more

The Enchanting Woodland Garden

Hello! Have you ever thought of a woodland garden?  A woodland garden is a natural garden with vines and canopies. This type of garden is distinguished by layers, canopies and ground cover. I found this type of garden interesting since I live on 20 wooded acres and I can incorporate some of these ideas, where … Read more

Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies!

Hello! Do you love to see hummingbirds and butterflies while you are outside? I sure do! When we lived in the urban area I never saw hummingbirds and maybe a butterfly once in a while. Now at the Simongetti North I get hummingbirds, dragonflies and butterflies. There are specific types of plant that will attract … Read more

The Beautiful Azalea Tree

Hello! As some of you know, yesterday I purchased two Azalea Tree’s. I saw them at Meijer and thought it would add some color to my houseplant collection. The Azalea tree is part of the Rhododendron family. Since the azalea is a custom to the warm climate, it makes a great houseplant, where the temperature … Read more

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