Archive | February, 2013

Growingn Wisdom's Dave Epstein

Designing an easy container garden using Tropicanna® cannas

Tropicanna cannas, with their height, tropical flair and season-long color, are an excellent choice for container gardens. That’s why this easy-care, versatile plant stars in my latest two Growing Wisdom gardening-how-to videos, “How to Build the Perfect Container Garden featuring Tropicanna canna” and “Easy Tips for Growing Plants in Containers.”   Here’s a breakdown of […]

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Flower Carpet Scarlet contest winner

Labor-Saving Garden Tips Contest Winner

Last month we ran a contest, asking for your favorite “Labor-Saving Garden Tips”.  With all the great tips we received, choosing a winner was quite difficult and we appreciate everyone’s time in sending along favorite tips. The winning tip is from Melissa Macker.  The team selected this tip because we’ve all learned the hard way […]

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ready to use garden containers

How do we convert more people to gardening?

On my last post I promised that I would report on the ever inspiring IPM Essen show in Germany. This show continues to be the premier event in Horticulture and attracts some 60,000 trade visitors from 46 countries, all looking to learn about the next big trends in Horticulture. The displays of plants were stunning […]

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Maya Planting her seedlings

Kid-Friendly Ideas for Starting Seeds Indoors

Indoor gardening with kids has become a popular trend — especially starting seeds.  Here are three ways to make it fun, cheap and easy.   1.  Seeds and Seed Packets My 5-year-old, Maya, loves choosing her own seed packets. Some of the easiest seeds to start indoors, then transplant outdoors, include peppers, squash, broccoli, pumpkins, […]

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Resort Pool

Nibbling away

Lying beside the pool while on our last vacation, surrounded by the extraordinary landscape of our resort hotel, I started thinking – not about lunch or what book to read next – but about garden maintenance. (Sheryl pointed out that I never stop thinking about work, even when we’re on a break – she’s right.) […]

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To plant a garden quote

Favorite Gardening Quotes

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow . . . This has got to be one of my favorite gardening quotes of all time!   Gardening is something that gives us all hope each spring, and at this time of year when many gardeners are still trying to get through a long winter, we […]

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