Category Archives : Plants


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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Yellow Four O'Clocks

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 […]


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 […]

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A Sea of Tickseed! how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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 […]


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! […]


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 […]

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A Perfect Bearded Iris how to garden beginner gardener beginner gardening

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, […]


#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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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 […]


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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Orange Zinnia Flower beginner gardener how to garden

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 […]


#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 […]

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A Perfect Red Rose! how to garden beginner gardener

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 […]


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 […]


#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 […]

Hot Pink Hibiscus Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

Tropical Shrub Blooms White Flowers! how to garden beginner gardener

#Tropical #Shrub #Blooms #White #Flowers! #whiteflowers

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 […]

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Tropical Shrub Blooms Magenta Flowers how to garden beginner gardener

#Tropical #Shrub Blooms Magenta #Flowers! #shrubs #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! #gardens

      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 […]

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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 we 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, […]

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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 […]

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Yucca Flowers! beginner gardener how to garden

Yucca #Plant Serves 4 Purposes in #Gardens! #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 […]

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Actias Luna aka Luna Moth beginner gardener how to garden

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 […]