Beautiful Blooming Trees for Spring

There is nothing more awe inspiring than the sight of gorgeous spring blooming trees after a long winter. It's like going to sleep for days, then waking up to see your favorite person there next to you, smiling... You can't help but feel happy, uplifted, hopeful and joyful. If that sounds like I'm dramatizing a simple tree, then you are not a gardener. At least, not yet. ;) Because us gardeners … [Read more...]

Amazing Alliums

Alliums are one of the best and easiest bulbs to grow in the gardening world, but often overlooked. Gorgeous, show stopping blooms, easy growing requirements, and amazing architectural shape make these perfect for any gardener, beginner or seasoned veteran. The large round or oval flowers are borne on single stalks that tower over the garden from 1-4 feet, usually in mid spring to early summer, … [Read more...]

5 Things We Love About Spring

Ok, first off, a disclaimer. This is not a DIY post, and if you are a fair weather gardener, maybe you will pass by this post and onto other projects. Fair enough. For those of you who consider yourself gardeners, in a nature loving, plant collecting, soulful kinda way...you might stick around long enough to get to the end. Or not. Spring stirs the gardener in me, and makes me feel something I … [Read more...]

Spring Garden Prep Checklist

I never like to use the word "chores" (ick!) when it comes to gardening, but let's face it...there are a few things we need to do each season to keep our garden healthy and productive. Frankly, the fall prep can be a little tough for me...after all, it can be hard to see how it will affect your garden months down the road. (Even when you know better 'cause you read all my good advice. :) But … [Read more...]

Early Spring Bloomers!

At the end of winter, we can all start to feel little flower deprived... I know I love driving by a well designed garden that has those first, early spring blooms. (Yes, I am admitting mine has none. Shhh.) Not only can those first blooms brighten your day after all the gloom of winter, they can jump start the gardening bug! Now everyone knows about the typical annuals you can buy at any grocery … [Read more...]

How to Force Spring Bulbs

When the dark days of winter have set in, many of us long for spring to come early! Not only can you find ways to bring it on a little early, you can pot up spring to be ready to show it off in your home, on your porch or in the garden! The trick is to learn how to force spring bulbs to bloom in pots. Best bets for forcing include tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. There are two steps to forcing … [Read more...]

Bulb Crazy: Plan A Spring Bulb Garden Now

We all do it every spring...we lust after those gorgeous bulb gardens, full of bright colors after a long gray winter... And every year we say, “Next spring I'm going to have a garden like that!” Well this is your year, because not only is TGG going to give you an easy to understand primer on which bulbs to choose, we are going to show you exactly how to choose, buy and design with them this fall … [Read more...]

Spring Landscaping Tips

Spring is a great time to get out and start a new landscaping project. After a bleak, blustery, and cold winter, there’s nothing like enjoying a warm and sunny day in the yard or garden, working with your hands. As your part of the world wakes up and renews itself, it’s almost impossible to not feel the rejuvenation in your soul and be energized for an ambitious endeavor outdoors. To make the … [Read more...]

Cold and Snowy Spring? Gardening You Can Do Right Now

If your ground is still frozen or the wind is still whipping outside your door and you feel that by the time spring arrives, it will have missed you; Never fear. Here are some great ideas for things you can do to jumpstart your spring gardening season while you wait for the sun to shine! Plant annuals in peat pots indoors now. This will give you a jump start on color in the garden when the … [Read more...]