#Garden Full of #Perennials Minimizes Work Time Expense!

          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, […]

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

A Perfect Red Rose! how to garden beginner gardener

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. […]


11 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 […]

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Monarch Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: www.flickr.com] how to garden

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 […]


Watch Black Swallowtail #Butterfly Feed on Butterfly Bush! #butterflies

  On a Sunday morning in late Summer, we gazed upon a Black Swallowtail Butterfly as he fed on our Butterfly Bush! He fed for a long time so we were able to get a really good closeup of his beautiful colors! To learn how to care for Butterfly bush, click here.   Check your […]

Black Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: cambridgeincolour.com]

Free Vinca! how to garden beginner gardener

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 […]


8 Plants for Front Triangle #Garden!

  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 […]

Front Triangle Garden Zinnias! how to garden beginner gardener

Container of Sedum Matrona

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 […]


#Pruning Tropical Cannas! #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 […]

Peach Tropical Canna! beginner gardener how to garden

Orange Zinnia Flower beginner gardener how to garden

Countdown to #Zinnia #Blooms! #flowers

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 […]


#Container #Gardening! #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 […]

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A Perfect Red Rose! how to garden beginner gardener

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

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 […]


#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 […]

Powdery Mildew Fungus on Zinnias how to garden beginner gardener

Hens and Chicks Succulent how to garden beginner gardener

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 […]


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

      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 […]

Yellow Gladiolus how to garden beginner gardener

Garden Respite! how to garden beginner gardener

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

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 […]


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

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 […]

Hot Pink Hibiscus Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

Tropical Shrub Blooms White Flowers!

#Tropical #Shrub #Blooms #White #Flowers!

We are vacationing in the sub-tropical climate of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA. During an after-breakfast walk, we notice a very large shrub with white flower clusters that resemble Azalea flowers! The shrub is eye-catching and gorgeous! The leaves are about 3 inches long, glossy green, slender and pointy. If you know the name of […]


3 Steps to a Perfect Day #Lily! #yellow #pink #flowers

Take a look at our gorgeous Day Lilies! A beautiful pink and yellow bloom has just unfolded and we are ecstatic! They are extremely easy to grow and maintain. They bloom every year, and we do very little to care for them. We just make sure that they are watered if the leaves begin to […]

A Perfect Day Lily! how to garden beginner gardener

Tropical Shrub Blooms Magenta Flowers how to garden beginner gardener

#Tropical #Shrub Blooms Magenta #Flowers!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA is a sub-tropical climate, therefore we see lots of tropical plants that flourish in this climate! During an after-breakfast walk, we noticed a very large shrub with gorgeous magenta flowers! We don’t know the name of the shrub but the flowers look like azalea blooms. The leaves are about 3 […]


#White #Flowers Cool Your #Garden!

      The color white is a cool, calming color … Just gaze intently at the white flowers in your garden, and notice the calming effect they have on you … We have a few white flowers in our garden, starting with our Yucca plant at the top left of the collage. It is […]

White Flowers Cool Your Garden! beginner gardener how to garden

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

#White Asiatic #Lilies – Low Maintenance #Flowers!

      We have 2 White Asiatic Lily plants that bloom in early Summer every year. They are in our Side Garden, which the deer peruse at night. Very often, we miss out on these gorgeous blooms because the deer eat them before we can see them. However, this year I sprayed deer repellent […]


How to Transplant (Move) a #Tropical Canna! #flowers

We love Tropical Canna plants, which multiply on their own. One of our Cannas has grown in the middle of our Lady Friend Irises, so we are digging it up carefully, and moving it an empty spot in our Side garden. Imagine beautiful flowers that you don’t have to pay for! Since Cannas multiply readily, […]

Tropical Red Canna

Transplanted Yucca Plant beginner gardener how to garden

How to Transplant (Move) a Yucca #Plant! #flowers

We have a very large Yucca plant that has multiplied over the years. It doesn’t bloom because it doesn’t get much sun in the northern part of our yard, so we are digging up one of the plants and transplanting it to a sunnier part of our yard. We use a Fiskars 46 Inch Steel […]


#orangeflowersarethebest #orangeflowers #flowers #flowerpower

      #orangeflowersarethebest We borrowed this hashtag from The Houseplant Guru after they admired our orange flowers on Twitter. We have lots of orange flowers in our garden! The top left photo is an orange Canna, which is a tropical plant that loves sun and water. Believe it or not, Tropical Cannas will grow […]

#orangeflowersarethebest beginner gardener how to garden

Yucca Flowers! beginner gardener how to garden

Yucca Plant Serves 4 Purposes! #flowers

Our Yucca plant blooms gorgeous white teardrop flowers in late Spring! It is a no maintenance perennial that serves 4 purposes in our landscape! The first purpose is to beautify our landscape, of course! It is an unusual plant because tall spikes grow from a mound of sharp-edged leaves. At the top of the spike […]


How to #Grow from #Seeds! #growfromseed #containergardening

      Plants are expensive, so to save money and test our green thumbs, we are growing from seed this spring! We purchased packets of Lupine, Marigolds, and Zinnias at online Burpee Gardening. Lupine is a new plant for us. Lo likes to try new plants, so he spends just a dollar or two […]

Zinnia Seedlings beginner gardener how to garden

Free Vinca! how to garden beginner gardener

7 Tips to Get #Free #Vinca #Flowers! #containergardening

We live in Zone 7, which gets very cold in the Winter. We would not expect for tropical plants to survive the Winter, and grow back in the Spring. However, we have perfected our method to encourage tropical plants to survive the cold Winter, and come back in the Spring! About 6 weeks later, we […]


What is this #insect & how does it help #gardens? #pollinator

If you are a gardener, then you will come into contact with all kinds of creatures! Some of them are friendly creatures, and some are scary creatures. This happens to be a pretty and interesting creature that we found near our back patio. Last year, we saw him on our screen door. This year, he […]

Actias Luna aka Luna Moth beginner gardener how to garden

Heirloom Garden: Tiger Lilies beginner gardener how to garden

5 Reasons to #Grow Tiger #Lilies!

Tiger Lilies are among our favorite flowers. The big orange flowers brighten any garden! Here are 5 reasons to grow Tiger Lilies: They are very easy to grow. They multiply on their own. After they bloom there is no need to prune. They require very little maintenance. They provide a bright orange color in your […]


#Red #Roses & #Orange Asiatic #Lilies!

A #combo of #roses and #lilies in #williamsburg #virginia! #pretty #red roses and #orange #asiatic lilies are #stunning ! #flowerphoto #flowerphoto #flowerphotos #flowerpics #flowerpic #flowerpoctures #flowerstagram #floweroftheday #flowerlovers #rose #lily #gardeninspiration #gardeninspired #gardeninstagram #gardeninspirations A photo posted by itsgardeningtime (@itsgardeningtime) on May 29, 2016 at 3:45pm PDT We are in Williamsburg, Virginia, one of our […]

Lush Red Roses! beginner gardener how to garden

Yellow Teacup Roses! beginner gardener how to garden

#Yellow Teacup #Roses in #Williamsburg #Virginia!

We are in Williamsburg Virginia, one of our favorite places! We have just finished breakfast and we are taking a walk to burn off some calories. We notice a row of beautiful rose bushes and stop to admire a yellow teacup rose bush! Williamsburg is in the southeastern region of Virginia and is nestled between […]


5 Reasons for #Golden Privet #Shrub# #Low-Maintenance

  The official name for Golden Privet shrub is Ligustrum Vicaryl Golden Privet. It is an unusual name for a shrub but it is a stunning, eye-catching shrub that serves several purposes in your garden or landscape. This unique shrub has golden leaves in Spring that get a little more green as the Summer arrives. It’s […]

Ligustrum Vicaryl Golden Privet Shrub how to garden beginner gardening

Tropical Canna & Blue Coreopsis beginner gardener how to garden

#Tropical #Canna & #Blue Coreopsis #Shrub!

It’s a late Summer morning and we notice a nice contrast of plants in our Triangle garden … We have tropical peach Canna, which hasn’t bloomed yet; and a background of Blue Coreopsis shrub. Blue Coreopsis is a low maintenance shrub. Tropical Cannas require more TLC because the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. is not […]


How to #Prune #Geranium #Flowers! #gardeningtips

One of the secrets to beautiful Geranium flowers is to prune or “deadhead” the spent bloom as soon as it’s finished blooming. This video shows what the “spent” bloom looks like and how to “deadhead” it. There are 2 more secrets to beautiful Geranium flowers … to learn them, click here. For more on pruning, […]

Pruning geraniums

Red Geraniums

3 #GardeningTips to #Grow Big #Red #Geranium #Flowers!

  Geraniums are very easy to grow and will give you large red clusters of flowers if they are happy! What are the secrets to big Red Geranium blooms? Geraniums are heavy feeders. They like to be fertilized once every week or two. We use an organic fertilizer. Pruning dead blooms helps the plant to […]


5 Reasons to #Grow #Cistena #Shrub!

                    Cistena is a large shrub that blooms light pink flowers in early spring. It is a member of the cherry family. Since it is a flowering shrub, we fertilize twice per year with an organic fertilizer Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound, once in early spring […]

Cistena Shrub in Full Bloom! how to garden beginner gardener

Crabapple Tree how to garden beginner gardener

#Crabapple #Tree #Flowers in Early #Spring!

    It’s early Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Crabapple tree is blooming! The flowers are a pretty magenta color! The blooms don’t last very long but they bring joy while they last! Crabapple trees grow quite large, so make sure you have ample room in your landscape. Crabapple trees […]


#American #Redbud #Tree Sports #Purple #Flowers But Needs Help …

    It’s early Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our American Redbud tree is blooming pretty purple flowers! We planted a small twig about 7 years ago and the tree is now 10 feet tall! It may not be getting enough sun because the middle section of the tree is not […]

American Redbud how to garden beginner gardener

#Snowzilla Damaged Evergreen how to garden beginner gardener

#Snowzilla #Jonas 2016 #JonasBlizzard Damages #Evergreens

    During the Winter of 2016, the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. had 30 inches of snowfall in a 24 hour period of time. It was a very heavy snow, and damaged many of our precious evergreens. It is now early Spring and we are surveying the damage. We will try to save some […]