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Christmas Past…Spring Forward

Well another Christmas and New Year’s is in the books. I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday and got to spend time with family and friends. We went down to visit my dad a couple weeks before Christmas and my daughter/husband bought me a poinsettia from the kids at church (it was a […]

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The air is fresh and the birds are singing….

Houseplants have been shown to improve the air quality of a home or office. If you are looking for something new to add to your indoor garden, Flowerland Recommends an Alocasia Polly. Also known as “elephant ear,” this very distinct plant has large, dark green, arrow-shaped, velvet-like leaves with pale colored veins running through them. […]

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Babes and Bulbs

It’s hard to believe that we are just over one week out from Christmas. Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday I was working out in the yard with my daughter and her little gardening tools. I had the most fun planting some new bulbs. I picked up some tulips and some […]

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Transcendental Transplanting Part 2

OK, so last time I blogged I had dug up the iris bulbs. Once that was done, the real work began. It was time to dig up, split and/or move the perennials.  I was armed with my shovel, some Miracle Gro Plant Starter, some buckets to put the plants in while I dug the new […]

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Pruning improves my “growth”

My husband is just itching to get out in the yard with the pruning equipment, not that he necessarily has any idea of how to prune things. He just wants to get rid of any branches or leaves that might impede his ability to cut the grass. If fact, I would be willing to bet […]

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A fetish here, a fetish there

I’ll be the first to admit, I have shoe fetish. I love with a capital “L” shoes. In my black collection alone, I have a plain pump, a shiny patent leather pump, a sling-back pump, a sling-back peep toe, a wedge sandal, and two pairs of flats. (Wow that is a lot!) My preference is […]

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Adding a Pop of Color

This is one of my favorite times of year: time to add bright, colorful annuals the flower beds. Admittedly, I’m starting to get into perennials and flowering shrubs but annuals are a great way to brighten your flowerbeds and patio. One of my favorites is double impatiens. I discovered them a few years ago while […]

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Trying New Things

I’m like most people. Trying new things can be kind, well, scary. This past weekend, I decided to take a chance and step out of my comfort zone – at least a little. After listening to an interview on the Flowerland Show and checking out orchid show at Meijer Gardens, I bought an orchid. I’m […]

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Hydrangea Heaven

Love Hydrangeas but tired of disappointing results? Well plant one on me…or at Flowerland..because your luck is about to change! Hydrangeas are gorgeous in summer and today’s new varieties provide dependable results! Try Macrophylla Hydrangeas that bloom on old and new wood like Endless Summer or Twist and Shout! Don’t forget we have Hydra […]

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I can’t Contain myself!

Container gardening is just plain fun….I can’t contain myself! OK so here’s the deal….anything can be a container provided it meets two criteria…1) It can hold enough quality potting soil and 2) The container must have drainage…… After that the sky is the limit! Your next approach should be to decide which direction the container […]

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February Seed Starting Tips

Today I am actually inspired about thinking about being outside-because it is sunny! What a great day to start thinking about gardening in February. February is actually a great month to be active with will what soon be your thriving outdoor garden-scape…. Getting Started to Start Seeds! Planting seeds: Water your medium well before planting. […]

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Holiday Plants that can ruin your Holiday

It has long been thought that Poinsettias (Euphorbia spp.) are a deadly, poisonous holiday plant. I thought they were toxic until several years ago. That’s what my grandma had told me, that’s what my mom had told me, but new research has determined that they are, in fact, not poisonous. Now, I still wouldn’t let […]

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