When I walk into a garden nursery, I always gravitate right to the section filled with vining plants. They add color, height or length to containers and, most importantly, can give you privacy in your yard. They are also great for hiding those ugly but necessary structures we all have around our home. Here is […]
I’ve been growing Valerian in many gardens of my past, well before we moved here to the Cariboo. It is a wonderful perennial plant, so it dies back in the fall and then grows again in the spring. You can grow them from seed or buy one in a container and transplant it. I absolutely love the […]
There is always that one spot in my yard that is lacking a pop of color. The shade garden. It seems to be missing vibrance and variety. When I go shopping, I tend to find many perennials that favor sun. I decided to make a big push to change it up this year and spend […]
Welcome to Tea Talk in the Garden! Grab a drink, pull up a chair and join us. What is Tea Talk you ask? It’s when my garden pen pal Jen of Frau Zinnie and I exchange letters virtually to each other. We discuss the latest happenings and going-ons in our yards. You, the reader, are […]
A few years ago, I wanted to create a flower bed by our entry stairs. This area gets only the tiniest bit of early morning sun. The rest of the day it sits in deep shade. The only option was to create a flower bed for the shade, so I found the most beautiful plants […]
Selling cut flowers can be an excellent income source for any small farm or homestead. Knowing where to start can be a challenge though. There’s more to flowers than selecting pretty varieties. Read on to find out what makes a good cut flower variety and which varieties we’ll be growing next season.