Friday, September 30

Friday's Flower "Forsythia"

If you would like spring to arrive with masses of yellow color, plant forsythia bushes. the tiny flowers individually aren't too impressive, but they spring forth in the thousands to cheer your winter-weary heart.

Forsythia are so, so, so easy to grow. In fact, they can be invasive, so keep that in mind, but it's very easy to keep them under control if pruned. They easily root if you want to propagate more. Just cut and stick in some water! You'll have roots before you know it.

If you are on a budget, check with friends and neighbors who have this bush to see if you might have some cuttings or even small rooted bushes. They root in on their own if not kept pruned, so you may find someone happy to share a few with you.

Learn more over at Gardening Know How here.

Saturday, September 24

Garden Tour Bucket List: Claude Monet Garden at Giverny in France

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today, we visit the Claude Monet Garden at Giverny in France.


To learn more about Monet's garden visit the garden's website here.

Friday, September 23

Friday's Flower "Tulips"

 Now is the time to think about planting bulbs for next spring. Through the long winter, the bulbs will sleep under the ground. You will welcome spring with lovely colors after the dull pallet of winter. Tulips are good for the spring soul!

Check out this fantastic article about tulips from Country Living.

And let us know if you are planting any bulbs this fall in your garden!

Saturday, September 17

Garden Tour Bucket List: The Montreal Biodome and Botanical Garden Canada

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today, we visit the Montreal Biodome and Botanical Garden in Canada.


To learn all about this garden click here.

Friday, September 16

Friday's Flower "Crocus"

Looking ahead to fall bulb planting, I'd like to share this photo of my spring jumbo crocus. These are lovely little flowers, the first to poke their heads through the dirt in early spring. If you are planning your fall bulb choices, I highly recommend this one.

Check out this article from the Old Farmer's Almanac about planting crocus.

Saturday, September 10

Garden Tour Bucket List: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today, we visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, South Africa.


Learn more about Kirstenbosch here.

Friday, September 9

Friday's Flower "Daffodils"

Daffodils in September? Well, it's time to plan fall bulb planting. If you don't have any daffodils in your garden, now is the time to think about adding them. Nothing is more cheerful come spring to see these sunny flowers emerging from winter's slumber. Sometimes they even bloom while snow is still on the ground. You can't go wrong with Daffodils!

Read all about the care and keeping of Daffodils over at The Farmer's Almanac- click here.

Saturday, September 3

Garden Tour Bucket List: St. Petersburg's Sunken Gardens Florida

The world is full of so many spectacular and varied gardens. And I'd like to visit each one of them, but until I win the lottery that's not possible! However, through the wonders of YouTube, it is possible for a virtual visit. I have found so many garden tour videos, I'd like to share my Garden Tour Bucket list with Sprouts readers. Each week, I'll feature a different garden video tour on my bucket list.

Today we visit St. Petersburg's Sunken Gardens in sub-tropical Florida.


To learn more about Florida's classic "Sunken Gardens" click here.

Friday, September 2

Friday's Flower "Lady's Mantle"

This Lady's Mantle grows in my cottage garden. If you are designing a cottage garden this fall, this plant is a must.

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