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Behind the Scenes: Fower Production

February 26, 2024

Have you ever wondered what it takes to grow the irresistible hanging baskets and planters you see at Colonial Gardens? In this blog series, I hope to enlighten you on the challenges and processes of growing quality healthy plants for you to beautify your home! There are many steps in the process of growing these gorgeous hanging baskets...

Landscaping: The Fifth Pillar

November 27, 2023

If you live in Kansas City, you live in a city within a forest. Just look up slightly beyond the horizon...oh wait, can't see the horizon? Well, all those trees do obscure views! We are a blessed gaggle of humans here in 'flyover country'. We dwell in one of the densest urban forests in the U.S. Promoting the diversity and the...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 3 in the Soil Series

November 20, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost every store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success in growing your...

Landscaping: The Fourth Pillar

November 14, 2023

Color in the landscape is by far my client's most requested design element. I have been presented 1000's of Pinterest boards full of vibrant landscapes bursting with color. Hues that seem almost impossible. The expectation has been set by these examples of well-designed and tended gardens. My journey in refining my design palette...

Preparing the Garden for Winter

October 30, 2023

You may think that as the crisp autumn air starts to descend upon us there is little work to do in the garden, but now is the perfect time to get your garden ready for its long winter nap. The work you do now can have a significant impact on your garden next spring. Fall is a perfect time to take stock of which of your plants have done well...

Prepping Indoor Plants for Winter

October 17, 2023

As cooler weather approaches, it is time to start thinking about bringing so many of our friends back into the home and transplanting any that may have stayed inside all summer. We are going to look at some of the things you will need to consider in making this transition, as well as some how-to's to make you feel confident about this move. ...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 2 in the Soil Series

September 25, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost every store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success in growing your...

Landscaping: The Third Pillar

September 19, 2023

Humanity's congregation with Creation is exemplified by the abundance of The Garden. Grandma's tomatoes. Grandpa's pickles. Uncle Ray's apples. Some of my fondest core memories are from the bounty of ancestorial gardens. Establishing this congregation with Creation and establishing those core memories is not the arduous task that...

All Potting Soils Are Not Created Equal: Part 1 in the Soil Series

September 4, 2023

There are potting soils on the market in almost any store you walk into, including supermarkets and sometimes gas stations. There are many varieties of potting mixes too. How do you know which one is right for your needs? What are the ingredients in potting soils and what is their purpose? Why is it important to your success of growing your...

Pressing Fresh Flowers

August 30, 2023

In the 1500's Oshibana is “the art of pressing flowers in a way to create a whole picture that is meticulous and skilled”. Pressing flowers is a wonderful way to preserve your love of flowers, save memories and create natural projects in your home. Pressing flowers can symbolize longevity or eternal love. Saving your wedding bouquet or a...