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Green Bean seeds from friends

Share Garden Seeds With Neighbors

Yesterday my dear friends Eugene and Bev Bordelon brought green beans down for me. They have planted them for years and Bev cans up tons of beans to feed her family. It was wonderful...

Coleus Containers

Simple Part-Shade Red Container Design

Having a difficult time choosing designs for your containers? How about a lovely three way plant combination for part-shade? Above you see a photo very late summer when the heat has made its stamp...

Shawna and the Hercules Plant

Have A Nice Day!

Surprise!!! You’ve discovered my secret category of happy. I wanted to tell you to have a wonderful day just because. Now get out there and make a difference people – I BELIEVE IN YOU!!...

Brown patch fungus on grass.

Preventing Fungus On Your Plants

Two things happen every Spring in my garden as soon as the weather begins to warm that drives me bonkers. First, my Clematis vines and roses come in looking spectacular, then quickly fall down...

Petunias and the house

Break The Rules With Petunias, Grow In Any Light

Petunias are the divas of the annual garden world. They need full sun and want to be watered and fertilized incessantly; beautiful and demanding. Petunias are virtually impossible to kill if you follow the...

Three level planting combination - short, medium, and tall tropical plants.

Garden Design Inspiration: Short, Medium, Tall!

I took this photo several years when touring the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.  Using grass like edging with the tall tropical plants in the middle has truly inspired me. I feel a tropical...