Growing Tips

“HOW On Earth” – Published in Pink Magazine – March 2012

Everyone loves the look of a golf course and often times, we try to recreate that in our own yards. Golf course maintenance however is very time consuming and costly. There are four basic components that really can make a dramatic difference in creating a healthy lawn. Proper site, correct mowing procedures, appropriate fertilizing, and assessing water needs, are the keys to healthy turf.

“HOW On Earth” – Published in Pink Magazine – November 2011

This is the perfect time of year for transplanting and planting, establishing new beds, and dividing perennials. During the cooler months, plants establish themselves by growing their root structures. This makes them much more prepared to handle the heat of our summers.

"HOW On Earth” – Published in Pink Magazine – September 2011

September in the garden can look a little tired after our hot and humid summer. There is a wealth of fall blooming perennials that can be added to our gardens to spruce them up before the fall / winter planting.

“HOW On Earth” – Published in Pink Magazine – February 2011

One of my New Year’s intentions this year is to bring some glorious green life into my home. Low maintenance is key for me. Join me this month on my quest to “Green” up my living space.

"HOW on Earth" – Published Pink Magazine Article- August 2010

WATER GARDENS “If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water” -Loren Eisley Summer is my favorite time of year and I especially love the sultry days of August. The heat and humidity are dependable friends that linger through the night. […]

"HOW on Earth" – Published Pink Magazine Article – July 2010

  DEER DO’S AND DON’TS     One year, a week before the All Saints Garden tour, the deer came through several properties and ate most of what I had just installed. We had sprayed everything as it came off the trucks but one of […]

"HOW on Earth"- Published in Pink Magazine – June 2010

Color in a garden adds warmth, drama, and interest. Flowers are often the first thing people think about when they want color. I certainly love flowers and use them in abundance, but color doesn’t stop there. In fact, I believe it is just the beginning. Learn what other annuals and perennials offer great summer color.

"HOW On Earth"- Published in Pink Magazine – May 2010

Summer is here and it is time to plant our flower beds with perennials and annuals. Learn what plants are low maintenance with long lasting blooms.

"HOW On Earth" – Published in Pink Magazine – March 2010

“SPRING” INTO A FRESH GARDEN WITH HELPFUL TIPS I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in […]

"HOW On Earth"- Published in Pink Magazine- August 2009

Container Gardening 101 “August rushes by like desert rainfall, A flood of frenzied upheaval, Expected, But still catching me unprepared. Like a match flame Bursting on the scene, Heat and haze of crimson sunsets. Like a dream Of moon and dark barely recalled, A moment, […]