How to Grow Coral Vine: Growing Queen's Wreath and Mexican Creeper

How to Grow Coral Vine: Growing Queen’s Wreath

 At a recent tour of my garden, the Coral Vine was in full bloom and it stole the show. This stunning late-summer bloomer stops people in mid-sentence to ask, “What is that?” and “Where can I get it?”  Learn how to grow Coral Vine, and decide if it’s right to add to your yard and garden. […] Read more…

How to grow a vegetable garden in Arizona #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #desertgardening #hotweathergarden #howtogarden

Vegetable Gardening in Arizona

Vegetable gardening in Arizona can be challenging. Principles that work in other areas, timing guidelines on seed packets, and general zone requirements often don’t apply to gardening in the low desert of Arizona.  Growing a successful vegetable garden in Arizona is certainly possible. However, it is important to understand that Arizona has a unique climate […] Read more…

How to use Roselle Hibiscus: 5 Tasty Recipes

How to use Roselle Hibiscus: 5 Tasty Recipes

You’ve grown roselle hibiscus… but now you aren’t sure how to use it. Learn how to use roselle hibiscus and how to incorporate it into your diet with 5 tasty recipes that use roselle hibiscus. Roselle hibiscus, red sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, and Florida cranberry are a few of the many names for “Hibiscus sabdariffa”, which is […] Read more…

How to grow Roselle Hibiscus_ Growing Jamaican Sorrel

How to grow Roselle Hibiscus: Growing Jamaican Sorrel

Roselle hibiscus, red sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, and Florida cranberry are a few of the many names for “Hibiscus sabdariffa”, which is a tasty and stunning addition to the garden. Learn how to grow roselle hibiscus, and enjoy the season-long color, beautiful blooms, and red flavorful calyces it produces. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See […] Read more…

How to Grow Nasturtiums: Nasturtium Growing Guide

How to Grow Nasturtiums: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Nasturtiums

Learn how to grow nasturtiums, and add bright pops of color to your garden (and spice to your salad) with this easy to grow edible flower. Nasturtiums come in a range of colors and varieties including trailing, vining, and bush.  Grow hardworking nasturtiums in containers, borders, or in the garden, and they will reward you […] Read more…

Plant Spacing in Square-Foot Gardens

Plant Spacing in Square Foot Gardens

The first gardening class I attended was about square foot gardening. I soaked it all in, and then bought Mel Bartholomew’s “Square Foot Gardening” book. One of the concepts I loved was the simplicity of plant spacing in square foot gardens.  Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. How do you space […] Read more…

How to grow kohlrabi - tips for growing kohlrabi

How to Grow Kohlrabi – 5 Tips for Growing Kohlrabi

Never heard of kohlrabi? You’re not alone. Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea, Gongylodes group) is a relatively unknown and odd-looking bulbous vegetable in the brassica family.  Learn how to grow kohlrabi, and you won’t be sorry. The enlarged stem of kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked, and tastes a little like broccoli stems but with a […] Read more…

How to grow oregano - tips for growing oregano

How to Grow Oregano – Tips for Growing Oregano

No herb garden is complete without oregano, an aromatic mediterranean herb that happily grows along a path, in containers, or in the garden. Learn how to grow oregano, and this perennial herb will come back each spring.  Keep reading to learn how to grow oregano from seed, starts, and cuttings. I’ve also included tips for how […] Read more…

VERTICAL GARDENING IDEAS: HOW TO ADD VERTICAL SPACE TO YOUR GARDEN

Vertical Gardening Ideas: 10 Ways to Add Vertical Space to Your Garden

10 Ideas for Vertical Gardening Looking for vertical gardening ideas? You’ve come to the right place. There are as many ways to add vertical space to your garden as there are reasons to do it.  Some reasons I love to grow vertically include: Adding vertical gardening space gives you extra room when space is limited. […] Read more…

Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum

Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum

During a recent trip to Northeast Ohio, I visited the Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. I loved my time spent at both gardens, and would gladly visit them again.  Cleveland Botanical Garden and Holden Arboretum Cleveland Botanical Garden (in Cleveland, Ohio) and the Holden Arboretum (in Kirtland, Ohio) make up Holden Forests & Gardens. According to information provided by the […] Read more…