Category Archive for: ‘Flowers’

Lavender Wreath On Red Door

Dried Lavender Wreath

It’s no longer possible to deny that seasons are changing so perhaps it’s best to start winding down along with the temperatures and light.  Hanging a dried lavender wreath around the garden could be just the aromatherapy needed to help decompress after a long day, or perhaps it will just make you smile. Regardless, this lavender wreath is a quick weekend project that will …

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50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants

Book Giveaway: 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

If you missed the giveaway on the Timber Press blog for Ruth Rogers Clausen’s new book, 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don’t Eat, you’ll be happy to know we are holding another one this week for the readers of Garden Therapy. 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants makes keeping deer away as simple as choosing …

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Lavender Sachets

Lavender Sachets

Me: I’m making you lavender sachets for your t-shirt drawer. Husband: But what will my friends think when I show up somewhere smelling like flowers? Me: That you’re married. DIY: Easily make these lavender sachets by filling  organza bags from craft or discount stores with dried lavender flowers.  In addition to freshening up drawers, you can tuck one in your pillow at …

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Kew Red Lavender Small

Drying Lavender = Garden Decor

I bought a Kew Red lavender plant at the farmer’s market this past spring at which time I met a Lavender Guru. He told me the secret to beautiful lavender on the West Coast is to harvest the flowers and cut back the shrub by half all before August 15th. I have eight different lavender plants scattered around the garden, …

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Emily Mackenzie Crocosmia

Emily Mckenzie Crocosmia

While most of the crocosmia I have planted in my garden is nearly finished blooming, the smaller Emily Mckenzie crocosmia is in full bloom.  I’m happy that she has a prominent spot in the front garden, and that she occasionally turns a bloom upwards letting is all see her decorative colours.   The rest of the crocosmia is ready to be …

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August Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

Here are the lovlies blooming in my garden this month.  Hover over the thumbnail to see the name or click on the thumbnail for a larger picture.  Anyone able to help me name the hydrangeas?  Extra points for identifying the bright red bloom.

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