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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

Ozark Lawn & Garden Show

P. Allen Smith to Headline Ozark Lawn & Garden Show

P. Allen Smith is the featured speaker for the 28th Annual Lawn & Garden Show in Springfield, Missouri. You’ll have two chances to learn tips and tricks from Ozark Lawn & Garden ShowAmerica’s most well-known gardening expert, February 24 and 25 and 1:00 PM. Allen will share his advice on getting your garden ready to sing with spring color!

After the presentation, Allen will be available to meet with attendees and sign copies of his book, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden.

You may find out more details about admission, parking, and other seminars here.


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