This is my Secret Garden.  Built and maintained by…me.  It all started when I could not grow grass under our two story deck.  Out of frustration I decided to make an outdoor living room.  Needless to say, I sit out here a lot and enjoy the bright colors. (Of course, this summer it was not…

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   I can’t help but think of the movie “Jerry Maguire” when I write the words in the title of this post… “Show me the Money!”   Only I am thinking of money in a whole different way than Jerry’s clients.  I am thinking that I want to see the money I spend on gardening be…

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Okay, it has been a long hot summer here in Northwest Arkansas.  I have spent most of my time dragging a hose around trying to keep things alive.  So far only two garden fatalities.  Not bad considering it has been in the triple digits most of June and July. So, you are probably wondering why I used…

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Ah…spring.  That lovely time of the year where everything in the garden shows signs of new life.  Including the gardeners! You know how it goes…think about gardening all winter, plan, dream, and invision what your yard will look like this next growing season.  Then the first warm spring day and we are out of the…

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As I sit here at my computer today, it is a dreary, gray day out my window.  The only color I see today is color that I added in a non-plant form to my landscape. What does that mean?  Let me show you a few pictures so you can seewhat I mean. Obviously these were taken…

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Nothing like gardening throughout the year.   It is the middle of winter, and most plants are not able to be planted at this time of the year.  However, the Lenten Rose is not most plants. It is hardy, early blooming, shade loving, deer proof, drought tolerant, and a perennial.  A great selection for dry…

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  I have never been one to collect seeds like some of my gardening friends.  I have always thought that it would take too much “organization” to collect, label, and store them. Little alone remember to use them in the spring.  I truly admire the ones who do. I am fully aware of the value…

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