Category Archives: Container Gardening

My First Radio Interview + Pictures of my Garden

In my last post, I talked about how I was going to do my first radio interview on July 3rd, and you might be wondering how it went. The first half was horrible, and the second half was bad. Overall, … Continue reading

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Red pineapple, Ananas ‘Pacifico’

I talked about this plant at the end of my last post, but I didn’t tell you the entire story, and it brings up several important points. When I was working on the last post I wanted to include the … Continue reading

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Smart Pots and Big Bag Beds

A few posts ago, I said that I was going to talk about the free stuff I got at the 2015 Garden Writers Symposium. I’ll start with these Smart Pots. If you’ve read my bog, you know that I LOVE … Continue reading

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Campfire Coleus and Crinum

Crinum asiatica purple and Campfire coleus are two stars in one of my most successful container groupings. They’re potted together in the biggest pot, the Crinum in the center, surrounded by 3 coleus. The coleus were freebies, also known as … Continue reading

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Advice for Women…and Men Too

While preparing for this year’s Fourth of July party, Dale and I were talking about last year and our favorite story. I wasn’t going to write about it on my blog because it has nothing to do with gardening, but … Continue reading

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My Trip to California with Dan Heims

This is the last in a series of posts about my trip to California with Dan Heims, president of Terra Nova Nurseries. I wrote an article about the trip for the back page of the Jul./Aug. 2015 issue of Alabama Gardener. … Continue reading

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Huntington Botanical Gardens

I was at a dinner party the other night, and one of my friends told me how excited she was about all my articles in the July issue of Alabama Gardener. Hell, if she thinks she’s excited, she should have seen … Continue reading

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Exciting News

I have lots of exciting news! First, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ fall plant sale is this weekend, October 18 and 19. Here’s a link to more information. And second, they used a picture of me shopping at last year’s sale … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday and Pretty Pictures from July 4th

Our friend, John Garrett, took these pictures during the July 4th weekend. It’s a law that I must tell you when I post about plants that I get for free because I’m a plant ho. This last picture is the … Continue reading

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An Evergreen Container for Winter

Last weekend I was in Asheville, North Carolina for my niece’s wedding. – Congratulations Rachel and Jared!! – We had a marvelous time, thanks in part to the great accommodations. Our luxury condo at Posh gave us enough room so that the … Continue reading

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