4 Huge Hanging Baskets! #container #containergarden

        During a visit to the Tidewater area of Virginia, we noticed 4 huge hanging baskets at a restaurant near our Hampton Inn hotel. When we take our after-breakfast walk, we usually encounter lovely displays of flowers, evergreens, and trees! The first hanging basket contains a profusion of yellow flowers that look […]

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Summer Parade of Gorgeous Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

#SummerParade of Gorgeous #Flowers! #garden #gardening

It is officially Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and we have a bounty of gorgeous flowers joining our Summer Parade! White Four O’Clocks are the first to line up! The trumpet-like blooms open up in the evening … Yellow Four O’Clocks join White Four O’Clocks in our Summer Parade! Four O’Clocks Blooming […]


How to #Grow From #Seeds! #seed #flower #flowers

It’s a rainy Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. so it’s a perfect time to sow seeds! This year we are sowing Lupine, Verbena, Zinnias, Impatiens, and Foxglove. Seeds are an inexpensive way to create a gorgeous garden! It’s great #seedsowing #weather #rainy & #cool #temperature Filled #containers with #lupine #lupine #verbena #verbenas […]

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Grow #Lilies in Containers! #containergardening #containergarden

        Several years ago, we planted one Asiatic Lily in this large barrel container. Now, we have a container full of Asiatic Lilies because they quickly multiply on their own! As the container became more crowded, we noticed that the Lilies stopped blooming. Our solution was to create more space in the […]


Orange #Flowers on #SpringParade! #flower #garden #gardening

        It’s late Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A., and it’s time for our orange flowers to march in the Spring Parade! First up is Orange Asiatic Lilies!   To learn more about growing Asiatic Lilies click here. Our second late Spring bloomer in the Orange Flowers Spring Parade is […]

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Transplanting Asiatic #Lilies! #garden #gardening #lily

    It’s a cool Spring day in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. and we are using the opportunity to transplant Asiatic lilies from a large container to the ground. Cool weather is perfect for planting and transplanting because it causes less stress on the plant. We use an old butcher knife to cut […]


4 Reasons to #Grow Four O’Clocks! #garden #gardening #flowers

Four O’Clocks have trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom at night. During the day, the blossoms are closed. These low-maintenance perennials are very easy to grow and maintain. Four reasons to grow Four O’Clocks in your garden: Four O’Clocks are very easy to grow and require very little maintenance. There is no need to prune or fertilize. Four […]

Yellow Four O'Clocks

Red Admiral Butterfly on Daisy! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

Red Admiral #Butterfly Enjoys #Daisy #Flower Head! #daisies #flowers

Daisies Daisies Daisies! Its late #spring #springtime in the #tidewater area of #southeastern #virginia & #daisies are #blooming! Lovely #whitepetals with #yellow #flower heads … Look closely & see a #redadmiralbutterfly feeding! #flower #flowers #flowerpic #flowerphotography #flowerphotograph #flowerphoto #flowerpower #garden #gardens #gardener #gardenchat #butterfly #butterflies #flowerstagram #itsgardeningtime #youtubechannel #youtube #youtuber #youtubers A post shared by […]


A Sea of Tickseed! #flower #flowers #garden #gardens #gardening

A Sea of Tickseeds! During an #afterbreakfast #walk encountered a #sea of #tickseeds #tickseedsunflower #tickseedcoreopsis in #newportnews #newportnewsva #newportnewsusa Gorgeous #yellowflowers #yellowflower #yellow #dainty #flowers #flower #flowerpic #flowerphotography #flowerphotograph #nofilter #garden #gardens #gardener #gardendc #gardenchat #gardening #gardeninspiration #gardeninstagram #flowerstagram #landscape #landscapes A post shared by itsgardeningtime (@itsgardeningtime) on May 31, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT During […]

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Variegated Bishop's Goutweed Groundcover how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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 […]


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 […]

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Sonata in Blue Bearded Iris w/ RoseBush in Background how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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 […]


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! […]

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Heavenly Bamboo Shrub how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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, […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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

Maintenance-Free Daffodil Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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 apply water. That’s it! What you get in […]


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 […]

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Immerse Yourself in Cherry Blossoms! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening itsgardeningtime

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 […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


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, […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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

Black Tupelo Tree in Autumn! trees how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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 […]


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 […]

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Red Flowers for My Valentine! how to garden beginner gardening

#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 […]


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 […]

Magenta Zinnia! how to garden beginner gardener

Purple Rains Bring Purple Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

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 […]


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 […]

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Front Triangle Garden Zinnias! how to garden beginner gardener

#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 […]


#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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 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 […]

Front Triangle Garden Zinnias! how to garden beginner gardener

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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 […]