Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed #Groundcover! #garden #gardening

    One of the most durable plants we have in our garden/landscape is Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed Groundcover. Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed can withstand very cold and hot temperatures. Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed is animal resistant (deer, rabbits, voles, gophers, groundhogs). Once Variegated Bishop’s Goutweed is planted, it is very difficult to remove because the roots run […]

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Red Roses & Sonata in Blue Bearded Iris how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Red #Roses & Sonata in Blue Bearded #Irises Share Spotlight!

      Due to cool and rainy Spring weather, our rosebush is much larger than usual. It is so large that it is crowding our Sonata in Blue Bearded Irises. The result is a stunning contrast of colors: red roses in the background and lavender Iris blooms in the foreground. We also love the […]


Lose Yourself in #Nature … Let Nature Absorb Your #Stress! #flowers

As a gardener, sometimes you encounter a gardening scene so gorgeous that you lose yourself … You can actually feel the stress leaving your body. The beauty of Mother Nature consumes you and you melt … On a Spring morning, I canvas the gardens looking for fresh blooms, and encounter a Sonata in Blue Bearded […]

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A #Garden Full of #Pansies! #pansy #flower #flowers

We spent the weekend traveling to the mountains of West Virginia. During a hotel stay, we noticed a beautiful garden of pansies! We miss having pansies in our garden because the rabbits and deer love pansies! Therefore, it was a special delight to see so many colors of blooming pansies. A Garden Full of Pansies! […]


Heavenly Bamboo #Shrub Fills Empty Space in #Landscape! #shrubs

                      We encountered a gorgeous shrub while traveling in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. The reason we like it is because it maintains interest and color throughout 4 seasons! Even in the cold of Winter, the red berries persist! During Spring, Summer and Autumn, […]

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Groundhog Damage to Red Maple Tree how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Groundhog Damages Red Maple Tree! #gardeningtips

  If you are a gardener, and have healthy trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals, they will attract wildlife to your garden and landscape! Last Autumn, we noticed a fat, furry, rodent-looking animal near the front of our home. We wondered what it was, but we weren’t alarmed. He probably spent the Winter living underground in […]


Cut Back Blue Coreopsis in Early Spring! #gardeningtips

It’s early Spring in the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and it’s a perfect time to prune our Blue Coreopsis shrub! Why? Blue Coreopsis blooms gorgeous blue flowers in Autumn, so pruning now avoids damaging flower buds and gives the shrub a boost. It is not necessary to fertilize Blue Coreopsis, but we do spread […]

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Euonymus Shrub Brightens Spring Landscape! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Euonymus #Shrub Brightens #Spring #Landscape! #shrubs

    It’s early Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Euonymus shrub has glossy green and gold leaves that brighten your landscape! This is a perfect shrub to establish a property line because it grows quickly! It maintains it’s leaves throughout all seasons, even in the cold of Winter. During Winter […]


Maintenance-Free Daffodil #Flowers! #garden #gardening

  If you are a beginner gardener or master gardener, and you are looking for the absolute easiest flower to grow and care for, Daffodils are the perfect choice! In Autumn, plant the bulb 6 inches deep into the ground, pointy side up. Cover with soil and water. That’s it! What you get in return […]

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Growing Leland Cypress #Evergreen! #landscape

We have a very tall, gorgeous Leland Cypress evergreen that is almost 30 foot tall! We purchased it for $3 about 10 years ago. At that time, it was about 8 inches tall and very vulnerable to deer. We planted in near our deck to provide screening and privacy. Fortunately, it grew quickly and fill […]


Immerse Yourself in Cherry Blossoms! #flower #flowers

It’s late Winter in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and we have a Nor’easter coming up the east coast! Our Japanese cherry trees have already started to form buds, so we are very concerned about the snowstorm’s effect on the cherry buds … Snowstorm Coming & Japanese Cherry Tree Buds Forming! #snowstorm #snow on […]

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Butterfly Bush [Photo Courtesy: www.pixabay.com] how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

How to #Grow & Care for #Butterfly Bush! #gardeningtips

Buddleja, buddleia, butterfly bush. #flora #natura #nature #naturaleza #flores #flowers #bridge #buddleja #buddleia #butterflybush #green #botanic #botanica A post shared by Siu (@siuspot) on Mar 24, 2017 at 8:06am PDT This Summer, we plan to get close-up photos of our Butterfly Bush flowers … Until then, we are showcasing other gardeners’ pics! Happy first day […]


Icy #Evergreens in #Winter #Landscape! #landscapes

      The Blizzard of 2017, also called Stella Blizzard 2017, made it’s way up the East coast of the U.S.A in March. It left only a couple of inches of snow in the Mid-Atlantic area, but it also left lots of ice! The reason we love evergreens in our landscape is because they […]

Icy Evergreens in Winter Landscape! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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Bearded #Irises Prepare for #SpringParade! #spring #garden

    It’s late Winter in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and in just a few hours, we are expecting a Nor’easter barreling up the east coast. The temperatures today are in the high 40s and the sun is shining bright! Our main concern is that our Spring-blooming plants survive a snow blizzard! Thankfully, […]


Will Japanese Cherry #Tree Buds Survive #Snow Blizzard? #trees

    It’s late Winter and a Nor’easter snow blizzard is on the way up the East Coast of the U.S.A.! Our Japanese Cherry Tree buds are forming and we hope the buds survive the blizzard! Japanese Cherry Trees are very hardy, so we believe the cherry blossoms will be delayed but they will survive […]

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Dusting of Snow on Evergreen! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Dusting of #Snow Creates #WinterWonderland! #evergreens #landscape

  A dusting of snow creates a Winter Wonderland! Evergreens add enormous value to your landscape because they provide structure, volume and beauty throughout all seasons. Even in the cold of Winter, your landscape is beautiful due to evergreens! One of the most engaging evergreens is Golden Globe Arborvitae! Why? Golden Glove Arborvitae mesmerizes you […]


Black Tupelo #Tree in Autumn! #autumn #landscape #trees

                      We have a tall tree on the outskirts of our backyard that turns brilliant red, yellow and orange each Autumn. Each leaf shows all 3 colors, which is very unusual. For many years, we didn’t know the name of the tree, but now we […]

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Golden Globe Arborvitae Evergreen how to garden beginner gardener

6 Reasons to Grow Golden Globe Arborvitae! #evergreens

  One of the most engaging evergreens is Golden Globe Arborvitae! Why? Golden Glove Arborvitae mesmerizes you with it’s golden-tinged, feathery leaves. Touch the leaves and reduce stress! Golden Arborvitae has a 3-dimensional look because the branches and leaves appear to be layered. Gaze deeply into Golden Arborvitae, and you will feel like you are […]


#Red #Flowers for Your #Valentine! #ValentinesDay

        Why wait until Valentine’s Day to show your significant other how much you love them? Make every day Valentine’s Day! Our collection of bright red flowers remind us that red is the color for love! Red is hot, bright, and eye-catching! Our top left flower in the collage is a perfect […]

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Magenta Zinnia! how to garden beginner gardener

How to #Transplant #Seedlings! #zinnia #zinnias #growfromseed

About 8 weeks ago, we sowed Zinnia seeds in small containers. They germinated within 7 days and grew to several inches tall within 3 – 4 weeks. At that point we began transplanting the seedlings to larger containers and in the ground. Every day or two, we check the Zinnias to see how they are […]


Purple Rains Bring #Purple #Flowers! #garden #gardens

        The color purple is such a deep, rich color. It is understated and blends well with other colors in your garden. Our top left flower in the collage is Grape Hyacinth, a very pretty flower that sprouts from bulbs. The top right photo is “Sonata in Blue” Bearded Iris, a plant […]

Purple Rains Bring Purple Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

Container Gardening Petunias Zinnias Vinca how to garden beginner gardener

4 Benefits of #ContainerGardening! #garden

What is Container Gardening? Container Gardening is growing your favorite plants in a container. Containers come in various sizes so you can grow flowers, perennials, and even small shrubs in a container. If you have plants that multiply quickly, such as Bearded Irises, you can plant the extras in a container. There are many benefits […]


#Gardening Sabotage & What to Do … #gardens #garden

It’s early Autumn in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. We have grown Zinnias from seed this year, and they are gorgeous! However, Zinnias are susceptible to powdery mildew fungus. The worst thing you can do to Zinnias is water them with an overhead sprinkler. The water stays on the leaves and leads to powdery […]

Front Triangle Garden Zinnias! how to garden beginner gardener

White Asiatic Lilies Blooming in Early Summer! beginner gardener how to garden

#Garden of #Perennials Minimizes Work Time Expense! #gardens

        When we turn the corner and walk down the hill, our Side Garden stands up and greets us everyday! It is full of low maintenance perennials that return every year. We don’t have to buy and plant new flowers, shrubs and vines. We just remove dead growth in early Spring, prune […]


3 Tips for Big #Red #Roses in #Autumn! #rose #flowers

It’s early Autumn in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. We had a little frost last night and our Big Red Roses are still healthy and blooming! Our rose bush is very large this year and produced large continuous blooms all Summer long and into early Autumn. We believe the rains in early Spring helped. […]

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Variegated Liriope how to garden beginner gardener

10 Reasons to #Grow #Liriope! #lowmaintenance #perennial

      It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Liriope is blooming gorgeous purple flowers! Liriope is a perennial that is extremely easy to maintain. Liriope is a very interesting plant because it has variegated leaves (green and white stripes) as a backdrop to the deep purple spikes of […]


3 Ways to Attract #Monarch #Butterflies! #butterflygardening

It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. For the last few days, we have noticed a beautiful orange and black Monarch butterfly flitting around our garden. He loves our Zinnia flowers! We didn’t want to scare him away, but we sure wanted to capture him feeding on video! Monarch butterflies migrate from […]

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3 Tips to #Grow #Big #Vinca! #containergardening

How to Get #Free #Vinca at #itsgardeningtime #vincagarden #flowers #flowerphotography #flowerpower #flowercandy #flowerart #flowerartgraphy #flowerarrangement #landscapes #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #gardens #gardening #garden #gardeningtips #gardeninglife #gardeninspiration #gardening101 #gardenlife A photo posted by itsgardeningtime (@itsgardeningtime) on Aug 21, 2016 at 8:20am PDT It’s a late Summer morning in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and we are […]

Free Vinca! how to garden beginner gardener

Front Triangle Garden Zinnias! how to garden beginner gardener

8 Plants for Triangle #Garden! #gardens #flowers

  We have a garden in the shape of a triangle at the front of our property, so we call it our “Front Triangle Garden.” We have the following plants in our Front Triangle Garden: Zinnias Day Lilies Asiatic Lilies Tinkerbell Irises Lady Friend Bearded Irises Purple Salvia Blue Coreopsis Tropical Peach Cannas It’s late […]


6 Reasons to #Grow #Sedum #Succulents in #Containers! #containergardening

  It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and our Sedum Matrona is about to bloom! Sedum Matrona is a succulent plant that does very well in containers. It blooms clusters of light pink flowers. We have 6 reasons to grow Sedum Matrona in containers! Reason # 1 – Sedum are very […]

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Peach Tropical Canna! beginner gardener how to garden

#Pruning #Tropical #Cannas! #prune #flowers

        Tropical Cannas bloom large flowers throughout the Summer. The best way to encourage consistent blooms is to prune or deadhead just after the blooms fades. Tropical Cannas also like water and fertilizer such as Espoma FT4 4-Pound Flower-tone 3-4-5 blossom booster Plant Food. The below video shows what happens to Tropical […]


Countdown to Big #Zinnia #Blooms! #flowers #flower

About 8 weeks ago, we sowed Zinnia seeds in small containers. They germinated within 7 days and grew to several inches tall within 3 – 4 weeks. At that point we began transplanting the seedlings to larger containers and in the ground. Every day or two, we check the Zinnias to see how they are […]

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Container Gardening Petunias Zinnias Vinca how to garden beginner gardener

#ContainerGardening! #petunia #vinca #zinnia #flowers

We have a huge container of violet Petunias that return every year! We also have a gorgeous white Vinca that returned from last year! About 2 weeks ago, we transplanted 3 Zinnia seedlings to the container, and they are doing very well! We are looking forward to the Zinnia blooms very soon! It took about […]


3 Steps to a Perfect #Red #Rose! #flowers #roses #redroses

It’s early Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. It was a very hot day today, and while watering a few plants that looked thirsty, I noticed a perfect Red Rose! Our rose bush is large and producing continuous blooms this Summer. We believe the rains have helped. Scroll below for 3 Steps to […]

A Perfect Red Rose! how to garden beginner gardener

Powdery Mildew Fungus on Zinnias how to garden beginner gardener

#Organic Solution to Powdery Mildew Fungus on #Zinnia #Flowers!

We love our Zinnia seedlings! We planted Zinnia seeds about 6 weeks ago and they have grown very quickly! They are about 8 inches tall, however Zinnias are susceptible to fungus. As you can see in the video, fungus is growing around the stem. We have an organic solution we use to combat powdery mildew […]


6 Reasons to #Grow #Hens and #Chicks! #succulent #hensandchicks

  Hens and Chicks are one of our favorite succulent plants. They look like puffy rosettes. The tips of the leaves are very sharp so you don’t have to worry about garden pests such as deer, rabbits, etc. The leaves of succulent plants retain water, so there is no need to water very often. For […]

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Yellow Gladiolus how to garden beginner gardener

5 Reasons to #Grow #Yellow #Gladiolus! #flower #yellowflowers

      It’s early Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the USA and our yellow Gladiolus are blooming! Gladiolus bulbs are very easy to plant. Plant them in the Autumn; dig a hole 6 inches deep and plant the bulb with the pointy side facing up. Fill the hole with soil, and water. In […]


#Garden Respite in the Midst of #Tropical #Heat! #gardens

We are vacationing in the hot, sub-tropical climate of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA! The Kingston Shores Resort has all of the Hilton brand hotels in one large resort, and a long boardwalk connects all of the hotel rooms, condominium, and timeshare buildings. After walking for about 20 minutes, we needed a break so we […]

Garden Respite! how to garden beginner gardener

Hot Pink Hibiscus Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

#Hot #Pink #Hibiscus #Flowers at Kingston Shores Resort! #pinkflowers

We are vacationing in the sub-tropical climate of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA. During an after-breakfast walk, we encounter a small Hibiscus shrub that is blooming hot pink flowers! The Kingston Shores Resort of Hilton brand hotels includes the Royale Palm Condominiums, Embassy Suites, Hilton Beach Club, and Hampton Inn. All of the hotels are […]