Garden Tips

These are my ideas and thoughts to inspire you for your own yard and garden projects.  Each little step brings you closer to your dream landscape.  In the same way, each blog post is a stepping stone in the designing, planning, or installation of  your new garden.

I hope you enjoy finding inspiration and guidance in these posts.

Educating, Inspiring, and Encouraging

By Dawn Denton | January 14, 2018 |

We all need it. Without it we would find life to be boring and mundane. We look for it in different places…magazines, T.V. programs, seminars, books, podcasts, conversations, and even social media. To be inspired, encouraged, and educated takes effort on our part.  It is not just going to come knocking at your door.  You…

Feeling Restless…

By Dawn Denton | March 26, 2013 |

For the past few weeks I have felt like a caged animal.  You know the ones I am talking about pacing back and forth wanting to be let out.  That is exactly how I have felt.  Happy that I have a nice comfortable cage to be in, but tired of being in it!   That…

Is Winter Really Over This Month?

By Dawn Denton | March 4, 2013 |

Maybe it’s me, but it doesn’t seem that long ago that it was the first day of winter.  My mom told me that time flies by the older we get.  Once again…she is right! March is one of the busiest months in the garden.   I can picture the earth warming up and gently nudging…


By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013 |

Even though it is winter…don’t forget to supplement your plants watering needs. Containers are especially quick to dry out during the winter months. You do not want your plants to have extra stress in the cooler months. This will make them more prone to disease and pests when spring comes.


By Dawn Denton | February 25, 2013 |

Winter is a great time to do some pruning on your trees. There are no leaves that block the view of the limb structure, so you can see the limbs clearly. Look for branches that are broken or rubbing on other branches. Also look for limbs that need to be removed so mowing and yard…