Potato Vine Project

For the past couple weeks – every time I drove past our house – I noticed my out of control potato vines and how I needed to trim them. Today, I decided to break my gardening rut and try to root the potato vine from cuttings.  This is easily done with Ivy so let’s see […]

A little effort, a big reward

Thank you Katie for sharing your photos. The liriope grass  had taken over and the rocks were sinking.  You only get the benefit of seeing the space after the storm.  They cleaned out all the rocks, dug out all the liriope grass and leveled the ground.  Once this was done they put the rocks back and planted […]

Thrifty and Green Gardening

Gardening does not have to break the bank.  I am a huge believer in sharing plants.  Just follow these three simple steps: Dig it up, split it up and share it. When you are cleaning up your lawn and thinning out plants think twice before you toss it.  Now, if it is a weed – […]

Out with the old, in with the new

I am so excited that my friend, Ginny, let me be a part of updating her flower beds.  Because I am a complete lawn Geek, it made my year. Now, her lawn looked great to start, but she wanted a fresh look.  She (her husband and father-in-law) removed the line of shrubs – they blocked […]

Prepare Your Lawn For Spring

Clean up, Clean up Everybody…the song my kiddos sing when it is time to clean up.  It makes sense. Don’t let nature confuse you with the back and forth of the weather — pretty weather, messy weather, pretty weather, messy weather.  You get my drift. Even with all this back and forth, it is time […]

How about a bit of Live Forever…

As we continue down our path of fall gardening let’s go ahead and incorporate plant sharing.  My friend, Brittany, gave me several cuttings from a plant her family brought down from Kansas, they call it a Live Forever.  I have down some research and they sound pretty amazing. This plant is part of the sedum family, is […]

Clean up time

Now that the weather is nice it is time to begin cleaning up the lawn.  Pull the weeds, trim the shrubs, clean up those plants that were beat up a bit this summer by the 110 degree temperatures.  Sometimes plants that look completely dead may actually surprise you and come back next Spring or they […]