Why You DEFINITELY Should Grow Marigolds In Your Vegetable Garden

Why You DEFINITELY Should Grow Marigolds In Your Vegetable Garden

When it comes to choosing the right companions for my vegetable garden, marigolds top the list. They bring a splash of color to the garden and their benefits go far beyond aesthetics. From repelling pests naturally to enhancing the growth of nearby plants, marigolds are like the superheroes of the garden world. Enhancing Pollination Marigolds…

My Creeping Phlox Guide: Care, Propagation, and Season Tips

My Creeping Phlox Guide: Care, Propagation, and Season Tips

If you’re on the hunt for a garden superhero, let me introduce you to Creeping Phlox, the ground-covering wonder that’s as tough as it is beautiful. Native to Eastern Canada and the U.S., this low-growing perennial brinsg a splash of color to your garden and it’s a best friend to pollinators. Whether you’re a seasoned…

Ensuring Tulip Brilliance Next Spring: Post-Bloom Care Tips

Ensuring Tulip Brilliance Next Spring: Post-Bloom Care Tips

Taking care of tulips post-bloom is key for ensuring they grace your garden with their presence year after year. You’ll be helping these bulbs store up the energy they need for their next big show. Post-Bloom Tulip Care Essentials After your tulips have put on their spectacular show and the last petal has dropped, you…

My Spring And Fall Lavender Pruning Guide for Lush Blooms

My Spring And Fall Lavender Pruning Guide for Lush Blooms

To keep your lavender looking more like a dreamy cloud and less like a woody nightmare, you’ve gotta get snippy with it. Yep, pruning isn’t just for the overly enthusiastic gardener; it’s a must to keep your lavender happy, healthy, and, frankly, alive. Pruning in the fall or spring can feel like a high-stakes game…

Long-Living Perennial Flowers for Year-Round Garden Beauty

Long-Living Perennial Flowers for Year-Round Garden Beauty

In my years of dabbling in gardens and chatting up plants (yes, they’re great listeners), I’ve realized something about perennials: they’re the marathon runners of the plant world. While some sprint through their bloom in a short-lived blaze of glory, others pace themselves, showcasing their beauty season after season. It’s a plant parent’s dream, really—long-living…

5 Unexpected Reasons to Grow Echinacea: Health & Garden Benefits

5 Unexpected Reasons to Grow Echinacea: Health & Garden Benefits

Ever wondered why your garden’s missing that special something? Maybe it’s echinacea. Yep, that’s right. I’ve seen more and more folks in zones 3-8 catching on to the echinacea craze, and let me tell you, there’s a bunch of good reasons for it. From its versatility to its easy-going nature, echinacea’s practically begging for a…

Bee Balm: Comprehensive Guide to Planting, Care, and Benefits
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Bee Balm: Comprehensive Guide to Planting, Care, and Benefits

If you’ve ever wished for a plant that brings both star power to your garden and invites all the buzzy little pollinators, then you’re in for a treat with bee balm. Having dug, planted, and chatted up a storm with many a green friend (plants AND peeps!), I can confidently say that bee balm is…

Red Bee Balm: Comprehensive Guide to Cultivation and Benefits
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Red Bee Balm: Comprehensive Guide to Cultivation and Benefits

Want to plant a real stunner in your garden? Enter the red bee balm, the botanical equivalent of a firecracker, with its explosion of vivid, red blooms that’ll make your green space pop!  Now, as someone who’s had their hands in the dirt more times than I can count (seriously, I’ve got the tan lines…

Can You Grow Bee Balm In Containers? A Guide for Small Spaces
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Can You Grow Bee Balm In Containers? A Guide for Small Spaces

So, you’ve got those high-rise vibes or maybe just a petite patio, but you’re itching to join the bee balm bonanza. The big question on your mind: can you squeeze the glory of bee balm into a container and still expect it to thrive? Short answer: Heck, yes! But there’s a bit more to the…

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