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13 Must Have Tools for the Garden

Anytime I start a project I always make a list of my must have tools.  While this week is focused on how to spring clean outside, I can’t help but turn to getting my gardening supplies in order so that when the weather FINALLY breaks (can you say longest winter ever??) I can get outside and not have to spend time getting ready to go.  Just because I love to spend time in my garden >> Read More

Container Garden Ideas Inspired by Epcot Center

Today I’ve got a quick tip for you about container garden ideas inspired by Epcot Center. Consider buying your plants in larger potted containers with multiple individual plants inside. Then simply gently separate them into smaller pots just like this wonderful offering from Disney Consumer Products thanks to MomTV. Its a great way to bring the magic of Disney home to my garden all year long. As well, with Mother’s Day and end of the >> Read More

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

As you have likely discovered, I’m smitten with Walt Disney World and thanks to my WDW College Program Intern days, have a soft spot for Epcot Center. Tomorrow mark the opening of the 20th Anniversary Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, presented by HGTV.  The first of 75 days of gardening magic, park guests will be amazed at how artfully the stories of Walt Disney World come alive through the countless gardens, topiaries, and so >> Read More

How to Garden with Children

Today I’m excited to be featured on Primrose Schools Dr. Z and Friends Blog sharing my tips for how to garden with your children.  An excerpt from the post…. Give them space. Growing up, my mom always gave me my own section of the garden to work with. Each spring she would take me out to buy plants that were pretty much fail proof. Think petunias, portulaca and other flowers that are durable and non-toxic. Those >> Read More

Spring Planting with Containers

Spring is truly almost here! With daffodils blooming and flowering trees budding, the warm temperatures in North Carolina have us all feeling like Spring has sprung. While we officially have 3 weeks to go, now is a great time to start planning for spring planting using containers. A breath of fresh air and sign of things to come, using containers inside and out is as much about decor as it is color. Here are some >> Read More