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which roses are right for your garden

Which Roses are Right for Your Garden?

My love affair with roses began when I was pursuing my graduate studies in England. During a tour of Arley Hall, I met Lady Ashbrook and we became fast friends, bonding over our love of gardens, design, and painting. Years later, I dedicated the rose garden at Moss Mountain Farm to Lady Ashbrook, who taught me so much about these charming flowers.

Once you start growing roses, I am sure that you will fall in love with them the way I did. Below are some of my favorites. No matter what conditions you grow in or the kind of roses you want, there’s an option that’s right for you. Read more

DIY Paperwhites Support

Paperwhites are one of my favorite plants to keep inside during the winter, and they’re so easy to encourage to bloom indoors. Unfortunately, those happy flower clusters can be a bit too heavy for the stems. The good news is . . . It’s easy to make supports out of just about anything. Read more

plants for borders

7 Plants to Use for Borders

I like to structure gardens so that there’s something eye-catching on each level. I find that it’s often easy to forget about the plants right at your feet. So, when you’re planning your garden, consider these plants for forming borders, either in a bed or along a path. Some of these do really well in containers too! Read more

Which SunPatiens Are You?

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10% or less

Scarlet Red SunPatiens You are a social butterfly! You get your energy from being around others, and you are happiest when spending time with family and friends.scarlet red sunpatiens

11% - 20%

Orchid SunPatiens You’re very intelligent! You like to spend your free time reading or learning about new things. You work well by yourself, but others love having you on a team because you know how to take charge!orchid sunpatiens

21% - 35%

Magenta SunPatiens You have boundless energy! Even if your free time, you like to be doing something—cooking, baking, or pursuing a hobby. But you don’t like to waste your time. You do your research so that you do things right the first time.magenta sunpatiens

35% and above

Blush Pink SunPatiens You’re a sensitive soul! You tend to be very aware of your feelings and other people’s as well. To relax, it’s important for you to “check out” from the world and be in the present moment.blush pink sunpatiens

create a living fence with evergreens

Create a Living Fence with Evergreens

Aside from the vibrant color, there are a number of other reasons to plant evergreens. Large trees can create a screen to provide privacy that won’t wane with the seasons. Additionally, these trees and shrubs can create a buffer or noise barrier between your garden or home and busy streets or loud neighbors. Here are my favorite evergreens to use in creating a living fence. Read more