The Perfect Petunia Is Prominent On Our Pretty Patio

Proven Winners has perfected the petunia. I’ve planted Bubblegum for several years now, each year with amazing success. I do water them almost every day and fertilize every week or two. No deadheading. This particular planter was started by Frank Campise and has 3 plants. Mike won it at a Central States Dahlia Society function. . . . → Read More: The Perfect Petunia Is Prominent On Our Pretty Patio

Dahlia and Plant Sales

Believe it or not, spring is coming. And so are plant sales! Our dahlias are hardening off outside, with some 400 of them going to various sales. Another 100 will be planted in our garden.

You might ask why — why the obsession with dahlias? That question is easy to answer with . . . → Read More: Dahlia and Plant Sales

Meet The Author – Kiss My Aster

Here we go again. I’m recommending another blogger to you and it’s not even ‘Favorites on the Fifth’, my regular day for doing so. I must admit I haven’t followed Kiss My Aster‘s author Amanda Thomsen, but I am intrigued by anyone who can get a gardening book published in today’s heading-to-paperless society. Amanda will . . . → Read More: Meet The Author – Kiss My Aster

C is for Calla Lily, D is for Dahlia, and E is for Elephant Ears

Today is being brought to you by the letters C, D, and E. Just like Sesame Street is a perennial favorite for kids (I couldn’t help myself, pun intended), propagating is a perennial favorite for men – at least for mine.

D is for dahlias Mike is in the basement as we speak, happily nurturing . . . → Read More: C is for Calla Lily, D is for Dahlia, and E is for Elephant Ears