Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

How To Arrange Flowers From The Cutting Garden In Beautiful Arrangements

Top Tips for Arranging Home-Grown Flowers

Have you ever wanted to grow your own cut flower garden? Imagine a garden packed full of deliciously colorful blooms who’s only purpose is to adorn bouquets and will provide material for gorgeous and fragrant displays for years to come. Horticulturist and writer, Louise Curley, shares all you need to know about creating an economical and environmentally-friendly cut flower patch in her …

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Vintage Tea Cup Planters: a Great Fundraising Tool

One my absolute favourite gardeners is joining us again today for tea time. Kristin Crouch, creator of the blog, That Bloomin’ Garden. Kristin is a writer, speaker, volunteer Master Gardener, and a children’s community garden mentor. Oh, and that’s when she’s not growing 500 tomatoes in her greenhouse! Today Kristin joins us to talk about fundraising and gardening. Vintage tea cups …

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Converting the Yellowist: How to Use Yellow in the Garden

Yellowist. I was taken aback when I first heard the word but I suppose I deserved being called it after blatantly ranting about ripping out all signs of yellow from my garden. Common Daffodils in my garden? No thank you. Black-Eyed Susans? Your fate is the compost bin. Being called out for my discrimination stopped my blazing yellow rage in …

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Red Amaryllis Blooming

Growing Amaryllis in a Jar

When the garden is going to sleep, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to do a little indoor gardening. Amaryllis are very popular at this time of year for their showy blooms that last about 2 months. My window that looks out at the garden is seeming a little drab now, so adding a bright red bloom or …

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Flower Arranging From The Garden

How to Make Cut Flowers Last

An abundance of flowers in the garden means a bounty of vases full of blooms in the house. Here are some tips to make your cut flowers last a whole lot longer with just a few simple steps. Most flowers are best harvested in the morning when temperatures are still cool. Choose flowers that are close to their full splendor, …

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chalkboard orchid pot

Chalkboard Painted Orchid Pot

This DIY project would make a great gift, complete with a handwritten sentiment. Will the handy uses for chalkboard paint ever come to an end? I hope not. Read on for instructions on how to make the pot, as well as some advice from Martha Stewart that took the fear out of repotting orchids for me!

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