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I love the carefree nature that hydrangea trees bring to any garden, with their late-blooming clusters of flowers. These versatile trees are one of the easiest ornamentals to maintain, thriving in shady locations and well-drained soil. There are over 100 varieties of hydrangeas trees varying in size, color, and shape. It can often be difficult …

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Every day I walk to my front door during late spring and summer I’m greeted by a delicious smelling breeze. I LOVE my front yard, filled with fragrant perennial flowers! I get 2 in one: looks and scent. Honesty, if I had my way, I’d live in my front yard 😛 Fragrant Perennial Flowers If …

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Don’t fret if you have a garden area located in the shade. You have a wealth of choices in shade loving plants that thrive in the low light conditions without skipping a beat. Shade Loving Plants For Every Garden From colorful foliage to brightly colored flowers, you’ll LOVE these shade loving plants. Use them in …

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The climbing varieties of honeysuckle (lonicera) bear sumptuous, often sweetly scented blooms from early summer to autumn. Some also have attractive evergreen foliage. Growing climbing honeysuckle vines in your garden can add amazing displays of cascading flowers. Bees will LOVE your garden! And so will you 😉 Why Grow Climbing Honeysuckle Vines Before we get …

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Every flower garden should include dahlias for color and excitement from July until the first fall frost. There is a dahlia flower for every taste, from simple to exotic. Here’s a quick refresher on how to grow dahlias.   How To Grow Dahlias Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata) rule in the late summer flower garden and continue …

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Camellias have a long blooming season and can put on a real show. Their blooms come in lots of different shades, sometimes peeking out from under a late spring snow. Here’s how to care for camellias (Camellia Japonica), so you can enjoy their gorgeous flowers in your own garden. Cultivated for many centuries in the …

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Romantic vibrant-colored fuchsia blossoms dangle from pots and hanging baskets, or drape beautifully over the soil in a garden. Fuchsia is a prolific bloomer all summer. Here are some tips for growing fuchsia plants in your garden and in containers. Fuchsia Varieties Fuchsia is named after Leonard Fuchs, a German doctor who lived in the …

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What a beautiful vine! The firecracker vine (Manettia inflata), also known as candy corn vine, cigar flower, is a gorgeous two color perennial flower that goes well in every garden. Growing candy corn vine is quite easy, and this plant rejuvenates easily after taking cuttings. Where does candy corn (manettia) vine grow? Manettia will thrive …

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Born in Macedonia, 1600 meters above sea level Cveta enjoyed the Mediterranean mountain climate and the beautiful gardens everyone was growing. So when she build a house here in the States, she decided to create a Mediterranean style garden to remind her of her childhood. When she built her home, she wanted to look at …

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