peace garden tour part 3

If you missed the parts 1 & 2 of our adventure of flower overload at the International Peace Gardens on the North Dakota and Canadian boarder. Here's some links peace garden tour pt.1 peace garden tour pt. 2 The Peace Garden is more than the Formal Gardens. The park has more than 100,000 visitors each year that enjoy the 2,339 … Continue reading peace garden tour part 3

easy shade gardening: dividing hostas

Finally was able to plant the north side of the house this weekend.  It only took a few hours and minimal $$$. This is what I started with after all the junk amazing treasures were removed.  It had been one of my lumber stash areas because it was hard to see from the street. 😉 … Continue reading easy shade gardening: dividing hostas

easy garden tips: irises

Here in North Dakota, fall is peaking thru the summers haze and reminding us that “winter is coming”.  While I was enjoying the cooler temps walking in my yard, I remembered how my grandma used to teach me about gardening. One such lesson was on dividing Iris bulbs. Now I have to try and convey … Continue reading easy garden tips: irises

secret garden tour 2018

I'm back...    Summer is always a crazy time, traveling, gardening, painting projects, etc. So I've falling down in the blogging department. Well enough with the excuses...   on with the pretty pictures from the garden tour. What garden tour? The Secret Garden Tour hosted by Minot Symphony every summer.   This year I only got photos of … Continue reading secret garden tour 2018

basic flower gardening for newbies: perennials

Many new gardeners become frustrated when they plant the bright colorful annuals from the local Big Box store and the next year they don't come back. Annuals generally never come back!  The Newbie Gardener many times feel like they have a black thumb and will never try gardening again, not understanding it's not their fault … Continue reading basic flower gardening for newbies: perennials