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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 […]

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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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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, […]


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

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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 […]


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 We finally got a close-up photo of our Butterfly Bush flowers! Butterfly Bush Flower Cluster Attracts Butterflies! #butterfly #butterflies #butterflygarden #butterflygardens #butterflygardening #buddleia #flower #flowers […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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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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 […]


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

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.   On a […]


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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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 often. For […]


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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White Flowers Cool Your Garden! beginner gardener how to garden

#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 […]


#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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Heirloom Garden: Tiger Lilies beginner gardener how to garden

5 Reasons to #Grow Tiger #Lilies! #flowers #flower

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 […]


5 Reasons for #Golden Privet #Shrub! #lowmaintenance #shrubs

  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 […]

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Cistena Shrub in Full Bloom! how to garden beginner gardener

6 Reasons to #Grow #Cistena #Shrub! #pinkflowers

                    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 […]


8 Reasons to #Grow #Primrose! #flowers #flowerpower #flower

Primrose Blooming in Early Spring! #primrose are very easy to #grow & maintain #lowmaintenance #lowmaintenanceplants #deerresistant #deerresistantplants #deerresistantgardening #rabbitresistant #rabbitresistantflowers #rabbitresistantgardening #flower #flowers #flowerpower #flowerphotography #flowerphotos #flowerphoto #garden #gardens #gardener #gardendc #gardeningtips #gardeninspo #gardeninspired #gardeninstagram #landscape #landscapephotography #landscapes #itsgardeningtime #youtube #youtuber A post shared by itsgardeningtime (@itsgardeningtime) on Mar 26, 2017 at 7:22am PDT   […]

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#Daffodils Signal #Spring is Here! #flowers

      After a long cold winter, a bright spot of yellow is a welcome sign of Spring! Daffodils are so easy to plant and care for … After digging a hole about 6 inches deep and planting the bulb (pointy side up) in a sunny spot, there is no need to fertilize or […]


Pretty in #Pink! #flowers #pinkflowers

      We have lots of “Pretty in Pink” in our garden! The top left photo is a pot of pink impatiens. Impatiens like shade, so if you have a shady spot in your garden, they are perfect! For more information, photos, and videos on impatiens, click here.   The top right photo is […]

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White Hyacinth Blooming in Early Spring Evening how to garden beginner gardener

5 Reasons to #Grow #Hyacinth! #flowers #whiteflowers

                  It’s early Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our White Hyacinth are finally blooming! Five reasons to grow hyacinth in your garden are: Hyacinth are hardy plants that require very little maintenance. Hyacinth are deer-resistant and rabbit-resistant. Over time, hyacinth bulbs multiply on […]


#Bees Love #Blue Coreopsis #Shrub! #blueflowers #flowers

Blue Coreposis bush is a maintenance-free perennial! It blooms beautiful bright blue flowers in late summer through fall. It attracts butterflies and bees to your garden. It is very easy to maintain. Cut back hard in early spring with quality pruning shears such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169), and fertilize with […]

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Big Vinca! how to garden beginner gardener

4 Reasons to #Grow Big #Vinca #Flowers!

We bought lots of Vinca this season. Our pretty magenta Vinca are planted in a large container with a pink geranium. We have noticed that geraniums don’t do as well when they have to share a container. Vincas are one of our top “maintenance-free” plants! Here are 7 reasons to grow and enjoy Vincas in […]


#Bees Love #Barberry #Shrub! #shrubs

  Burgundy Barberry Shrub provides deep burgundy color all year long. During the Winter, it provides color and structure in your landscape. It blooms small yellow flowers in early summer, which attracts honey bees. It has sharp thorns which keep the deer away. Barberry is very easy to maintain. Prune with pruning shears, such as […]

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Burning Bush beginner gardener how to garden

4 Reasons to #Grow Burning Bush! #autumn #landscape

It’s Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Burning Bush leaves are transitioning to red! Here are 4 reasons to grow Burning Bush in your landscape: Burning Bush is very easy to maintain. Just prune once per year to maintain shape. Burning Bush will give you brilliant red leaves in the Fall. […]


#MyrtleBeach #Caladium #Coleus #Croton! #gardening

    We Love Myrtle Beach! It’s like visiting a tropical island with all the conveniences and amenities of home. Palm trees, ocean breeze, and sunny skies invite us back year after year. While taking a stroll down Ocean Boulevard, we noticed a stunning garden near the Breakers Resort. A combination of Coleus, Croton, Salvia, […]

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"Tinkerbell" Bearded Iris beginner gardener how to garden

#Tinkerbell Bearded #Irises! #flowers #blueflowers

  It’s Spring in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our “Tinkerbell” Bearded Iris are blooming! Tinkerbell Irises are smaller Irises, about 6 to 8 inches tall. They multiply quickly, so if you enjoy giving away plants to your neighbors, friends, and relatives, these are the perfect Irises for you!     For the […]


#Primrose Are Early #Spring #Flowers! #flower #flowerpower

                    Primrose are our favorite “no maintenance” flower! Here are 8 reasons to grow Primrose in your garden: Primrose bloom pretty flowers every Spring. They add a bright spot of color to your garden Primrose multiply are their own. You plant them once and they multiply […]

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Spring Brings Irises on Parade! how to garden beginner gardener

#Spring Bearded #Irises on Parade! #flowerpower #flowers

      Believe it or not — Spring is just around the corner! It’s always darkest before the dawn, and we have experienced record cold temperatures, snow blizzards, and multiple snow/ice events. So our thoughts are turning to Spring. One of our most dependable perennials are Irises. Why Plant Irises? Irises bloom in the […]