A Glass Gem Corn: the colorful harvest
It’s the hottest news in edibles and the seeds are available NOW. Check out the outrageously colored Glass Gem Corn.
A Low Evergreen? You Can Grow That!
Tired of fighting a shrub’s size? You can grow a low-maintenance foundation planting.
Color to Lift Hearts in Winter? You Can Grow That!
When the days are super-short we all need a dose of color and growth. Thankfully, it’s easy with winter flowering bulbs.
Healthy Seed Sprouts – You Can Grow That!
A healthier 2014? Yes, you can grow that!
Horseradish-You Can Grow That!
You’ll shed tears when processing horseradish, but home grown is the best.
Indoor Bulbs: You Can Grow That!
Didn’t get all your bulbs planted before the ground froze? Don’t discard them! Pot them up for indoor forcing…
One Hundred Pounds of Squash
Fairytale squash is no fairy tale….it’s better than fiction.
Paperwhites! You Can Grow That
I love paperwhite narcissus. Here are tips on how to grow them and how to keep them from getting too tall and flopping over.
Rosemary: You Can Grow That!
Whew! I had to take pictures in the snow, but here’s my post about living on the edge, trying to get Rosemary to live through the winter.
Seat-of-the-Pants Deer-Proofing: You Can Grow That!
It’s a good thing that plants don’t get embarrassed…
Self-Determination? You Can Grow That!
For whom are you building this garden?
Yes, you can grow these lovely, fresh flowers in the winter. Paperwhite narcissus: YCGT!
This Month Bloggers are Sharing the Many Possibilities That Might Be Grown…and Given Away
A Bouquet To Make Someone’s Day – You Can Grow That!
Snip here. Snip there and voila! A bouquet to give away.
A Cutting Garden – You Can Grow That!
“When you grow a cutting garden, you’ll have plenty to gather for yourself and to share.”
A Little Heart’s Ease? You Can Grow That!
There’s more growing in my heart than in my garden this morning. A little Balm of Gilead? You can grow that!
Color in November: You Can Grow That!
Don’t shut the door on autumn. Extend the colorful season by including these plants. You Can Grow That!
Extending the Season
I have been ‘gently coaxing’ (“forcing them” seems so brutal! ) indoors to extend the season.
Extra Goodies To Share – You Can Grow That!
Mary Palmer writes how in the garden what goes around comes around.
How to Create a Shadow or Silhouette Garden
Cheer up dull walls with an artistic shadow garden!
Growing Autumn Bouquets
Once upon a time, when I nervously signed the mortgage for my first house, I didn’t rush to Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel. Instead, I spent every bit of disposable income supporting local nurseries.
Random Smiles – You Can Grow That!
Think of give away bouquets as the antidote to impatience and road rage…and you can grow that!
Saffron – you can grow that. No, Really!
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, but you can grow that.
Thankfulness and Giving – You Can Grow That!
Gardening Jones has learned that giving of yourself is the greatest gift of all, and gardeners get to do that in abundance.
The Gift of Home Grown Flowers: You Can Grow That!
The Nuts and Bolts for this month are pretty simple. Plant some floriferous annuals this Spring in a sunny spot.
When you grow flowers for cutting you can sprinkle bouquets – or single blooms – throughout your community.
Gluten Free Low Carb Bread Crumbs – You Can Grow That!
Gardening Jones looks at a healthy alternative to processed bread crumbs that you can grow yourself.
Goodwill – You Can Grow That!
Let’s make it a point to share the bounty from our gardens.
Grow a Larder Full of Produce
It’s not hard to grow a larder full of vegetables and fruits. Learn to preserve!
How to propagate Jasmine plants
Grow sweet smelling jasmine? Yes, you can grow that — indoors or out.
Inspiration Through Travel: You Can Grow That!
To new friends and inspirations: You Can Grow that!
Salvia ‘Black and Blue’: You Can Grow That!
This “tender” perennial salvia grows in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It has bright green foliage and brilliant blue flowers with black calyces.
Social Studies and Seed Saving
Can you grow a love of learning in a garden? Yes. You Can Grow That!
To harvest one first has to plant!
With a bit of patience—-you can grow that—-fragrance for fall!
You Can Grow That! Late Blooming Annuals
Cold tolerant annuals keep the landscape in color, even in fall.
You Can Grow That – Rayless-goldenrod
Add a late season splash of color to your plantings!
What can you grow? Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ which is a hummingbird magnet plant? Goodwill? Social Studies? Read what our bloggers suggest is possible to cultivate in your gardens.
Agastache – Late Summer’s Dusty Colors = You Can Grow That!
Scented leaves, gorgeous late-summer flowers and durable plants beloved by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds, make Agastaches a garden favorite.
Chili Peppers – you can grow that!
Love that evocative smell of roasted chilis in the fall? Why not grow some at home?
Front Porch Privacy? You Can Grow That!
Sitting on your front porch, sipping a beverage and sheltered from sun, rain, and passing traffic: heaven.
Grow a Fig Tree From a Cutting
Want a fig tree? It’s easy to grow one from a cutting.
How to Grow Gherkins
A 38 Year Old Memory? You Can Grow That!
How to kill or live with dandelions – you choice!
You can grow that, but do you want to?
Late-blooming Perennials: You Can Grow That!
Late bloomers steal the spotlight in Midwestern gardens.
Prepping and Planting The Fall Garden
Fall may be just around the corner, but now’s the time to plan and plant cool weather crops so that you can eat well during chilly days. You Can Grow a Fall Garden!
Video Wednesday: Crape Myrtles, You Can Grow That!
Crape Myrtles are a beautiful, multi-stemmed, flowering shrub that has many landscape uses. For those in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, it is reliably hardy and easily available at your local independent garden center.
Who Made the Cut? “You Can Grow That”
Every year about this time I assess the success or failure of some of my annual plantings.
YCGT—a late summer bouquet
Plant your garden with fall bouquets in mind.
From all walks of life, people gather to see just what can be grown…
Annual Ornamental Grasses: You Can Grow That! August
No-mow grasses for the summertime.
Compost Volunteers – You Can Grow That!
Volunteer plants from the compost pile – great free plants
Five Star Hibiscus – You Can Grow That!
Some plants just bring so much joy when they flower that they are irresistible! Five Star Hibiscus is one of those.
Gladiolus: You Can Grow That!
Gladiolus, summer-blooming bulbs, what could be easier?
Herbstonne Sunflower ~ You Can Grow That!
Nothing says summer like the bright yellow flowers of Rudbeckia. Here’s a look at stately sunflower for the summer garden, Herbstonne green-cone sunflower.
Mistreated Onion Plants Still Make Onions
Onions will grow for you even when you treat them poorly…
My simple but effective water feature and I have frogs!
A homemade water feature.
Outside (or over) the Box: You Can Grow That!
Sometimes you have to break out from the quotidian, unleash that pent-up creativity, throw caution to the wind.
Summer Pizza – You Can Grow That!
Get ready to pick and bake a delicious August dinner.
Use succulents as a garden building material
Whether you are building or gardening, use amazing succulents for decorative, versatile effects in the landscape. Here are some suggestions on how You Can Grow Them (or…”That”).
White Cherry Tomatoes: You Can Grow That!
Gardening Jones looks at a wonderfully sweet large cherry type tomato, that has a bit of a challenge included.
You Can Grow That – Walk a Mile With Me
This month nothing specific about plants but a share for kindred readers who garden and as a result suffer from lower back pain.
The August garden is packed with color and life: You Can Grow That!
The You Can Grow That Bloggers Explode With Ideas for the Fourth of July!
Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ explode with color behind an outdoor candelabra. Color, ambiance and romance? You Can Grow That.
A Green Thumb? You Can Grow That!
People think that there are people who can grow things and those who can’t, but it’s really about paying attention…
Fireworks In The Garden: You Can Grow That! July 2013
These fireworks explode with color and beauty in the garden.
Freedom From Store-Bought Herbs. You Can Grow That!
Grow your own herbs and gain freedom from store-bought
Freedom to Grow Edibles in Your Front Yard: You Can Grow That!
Can you grow food in your front yard? If you think you can’t think again.
Hug a Bee! Protect Our Pollinators.
How can we ensure independence in our food supply? We can start by protecting our pollinators.
Independence From Hum-Drum Shade Plantings
We’ve been pulled out of our ruts by Impatiens downy mildew…so it’s time to get creative in the shade.
Kniphofia Creates Ka-Boom
Ka-Boom! Happy 4th of July! Try some Kniphofia for some quiet fireworks.
Lavender ‘Provence’ may not survive here in South Yarmouth, but I took a chance!
On this 4th Of July I value the FREEDOM to plant whatever I enjoy!
Mountain Laurel – You Can Grow That!
Happy 4th of July! Here’s my post about a native evergreen shrub, mountain laurel, that has amazingly beautiful and delicate flowers that will add a pop of excitement to your garden.
Support Your Local Independent Garden Centers: You Can Grow That!
Get out and support garden INDEPENDENCE by shopping this weekend at your local, independent garden center!
It’s the 4th of July. It’s also fire season for dry-summer ares and places hit by drought. With the disaster in Arizona, we need to be careful everyday, and not just with fireworks. The good news is that you can grow a fire-resistant garden that is BEAUTIFUL. Here’s how: and yes, you CAN grow this!
From Flopping Peonies to Killing Peaches…What’s Growing in June
A Cape Favorite: You Can Grow That!
These versatile plants are true performers here on Cape Cod and truly love our coastal environment.
A Knockout Rose Hedge: You Can Grow That!
I’m getting ready to plant a hedge of Sunny Knock Out® Roses in my front yard.
Astilbe: You Can Grow That!
Astilbe, a great choice for a wet, shade location in your garden.
Can You Grow A Mini-Farm in Your Backyard?
Welcome to the farm…just don’t block the neighbor’s driveway.
Color in Dry Areas? You Can Grow That!
You know that hot, dry strip along the road? Well guess what…
Four Weeks of Peonies: You Can Grow That!
“They flop!” and “They last such a short time…”
Front Porch Creativity – You Can Grow That!
Remember how it felt to be a child with a fresh paintbox? You can experience that again, and spiff up the entry to your house at the same time!
Golden Japanese Forest Grass – You Can Grow That!
The Hoosier Gardener tells us about one of her favorite plants…a graceful grass that thrives in much of the United States.
Good Gardeners Kill Peaches
Learn why…and how you can grow them.
Grafted Vegetables: easier, tastier, safer crops for the garden
Here’s some information about some of the exciting grafted tomatoes that are finally coming to market for the home gardener here in the U.S. I say “finally” because they’ve been selling grafted vegetables for a half dozen years in Europe!
Peonies: You Can Grow That!
The reason I say “you can grow that” is that these are the least troublesome plants in the world.
Strawberries: You Can Grow That! June Edition
It’s an oft written about topic, but I was picking my berries this morning, so….
Time for Thyme: You Can Grow That!
Think out of the herb garden, plant thyme as a groundcover, a border, in containers.
Vegetables From Scraps
Gardening Jones checks out the reality of regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps.
Want to “Pull A Curtain” on a View?
You can grow that, with the right tree!
May Is A Month That is Filled With Growing Possibilities…
A New Perspective and A New Tree
It is a wonderful thing when it is a win/win deal; and I get to work in an artful way.
Antennaria neglecta ~ You Can Grow That!
Here’s my post about field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta) a little-known native perennial that can be used as a lawn alternative in sunny, dry locations and is a larval host plant for American Lady butterflies.
Coral Bells (Heuchera) You Can Grow That!
Have a bare spot in the shade that needs a pop of color year round? Heuchera! You can grow that!!!
Dahlias: You Can Grow That!
I may be wrong, but I honestly think the hardest part of growing dahlias is picking which stunning varieties you want to grow out of the hundreds available.
Don’s pick — tomatoes!
I was asked, “if you could plant just five tomatoes, which would they be?” What is this, purgatory?!?
Fragrant Viburnums – You Can Grow That!
A fragrant spring? You can grow that!
Fruit Trees in Small Gardens – You Can Grow That!
Whether your garden is small or large, simple pruning and staking will help you get more fruit in the space you have.
Gratitude: You Can Grow That!
As I walk around my early-May landscape it’s a lesson in gratitude.
Great Combos: You Can Grow That!
Great Plant Pairings for early summer.
Going Nuts at the Villas…Cobnuts, to be precise
We are going nuts at SowandSo…
Landscape Vegetables – You Can Grow That!
Vegetable gardens are no longer just rectangular beds that are hidden away behind the house…
Lungwort: You Can Grow That!
Lungwort (Pulmonaria) is a terrific plant for shade, but it can also take a good deal of sun. It awakens in early spring and has a long-lasting bloom.
Papaloquelite–You Can Grow That!
Try papaloquelite, an annual that adds cilantro-like flavor to summer foods.
Pizza – You Can Grow That
Start gardening by growing something everybody loves.
You Can Grow Maple Trees
Against the odds, we grew a maple tree from seed and you can, too.
“You Can Grow That” The Annual Annual Addiction
If you are anything like me, spring is a real seek and find adventure for rarely do I find all the right plants in the right combination of color, texture and habit at one nursery.
There is nothing like spring to make us feel like GROWTH is possible!
Alphabet Garden – You Can Grow That!
How can we grow the nest generation of garden gurus? Get them started early by planning and planting an Alphabet Garden with the kids
A Sunny Day? You Can Grow That!
When you grow sunflowers you’ll always walk on the sunny side. We tell you how to grow sunflowers from seed.
Amaryllis ‘Pavlova’: You Can Grow That!
Why not grow Amaryllis in the spring?
An Espalier Avalon Pride Peach Tree? You Can Grow That!
Grow your own lovely peach tree in an espalier style! Bridget will tell you how to do this.
Bloodroot – You Can Grow That!
Don’t let the common name put you off…this is a plant to treasure!
Can I Grow Vegetables In The Shade?
Even without a lot of sun you can grow edibles in your garden!
Catmint: You Can Grow That! April 2013
You Can Grow That! Catmint (Nepeta) is a great perennial for gardeners everywhere…easy care, fragrant and very tough. The Chicago Botanic Garden’s plant evaluation program rated these the best.
Cold Weather Veggies – You Can Grow That!
Many gardeners think they need to wait until the weather is warm to start gardening. Gardening Jones shows us a number of veggies that actually prefer the cold temperatures.
Early Spring Color – Winterhazel
A delightful early-flowering shrub “feeds” this gardener’s hunger for spring!
Getting Real: You Can Grow That!
You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.
If I Were Planting A Vegetable Garden…
Tips for first time veggie gardeners from a pro.
Larkspur – You Can Grow That!
Spreading the joy of self-seeding larkspur this month
Raspberries in Containers: You Can Grow That!
I’m growing raspberries in a container this year–the new ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ variety from BrazelBerries. Seemed like a good choice for YCGT!
Redbud trees are in bloom now which means this is a great time to pick your favorite!
Seed to Salad in 10 Days – You Can Grow That!
Micro greens go from seed to salad in 10 days.
Sweet Alyssum: You Can Grow That!
Sweet Alyssum is named for its light fragrance, though you may not ever notice it if you plant it in your garden borders as it is a fairly short — sometimes trailing — annual.
Walla Walla Onions: You Can Grow That!
Start onions from seed now.
You Can Grow That – or maybe not?
Nature provides us with many interesting vagaries and we mortals can only stand back and marvel at her whims.
You Can Grow That! 3 More Native Groundcovers for Dry Shade
Finding plants that will thrive in dry shade can be challenging. Here’s a look at three native ground covers that are up for the challenge.
There is nothing like spring to get us out of our ruts. Growth is possible!
In some parts of the world gardeners are solidly into SPRING. In others, not so much…
A Seasonal Container…You Can Grow That!
Tips on how to take your containers through the seasons.
Baptisia australis – You Can Grow That!
With Spring on my mind, I decided to write about a spring-flowering native perennial that’s at home in formal gardens, cottage gardens and everything in between.
Flower and Garden Shows: a magical world of color, creativity and knowledge
If you really love gardening, there is noting more fun than learning how ‘you can grow that’ at your local flower and garden show.
Forward Motion, Discovery, & Germination
In the garden and in life, the choice to do more is a choice.
Looking at Planting Combos From a New Perspective
Combining clematis and evergreens.
Perfect Peas – You Can Grow That!
It may be March, but it’s time to get busy in the garden–and it’s time to plant your peas! Don’t be afraid…these are nothing like the nasty canned peas our parents forced us to eat.
Seasonings – You Can Grow That!
Sure, all gardeners know they can grow herbs to season their food. Gardening Jones shows us a few more edibles that can replace those store bought jars on your spice shelf.
…opening the first big bag of dark organic seed starting mix: The warm earthy fragrance was heavenly.
Sweet Pea – Lathyrus odoratus – You Can Grow That!
The nostalgic sweet pea is having a comeback. 2013 is Sweet Pea year!
Swiss Chard: You Can Grow That!
Swiss chard is rich in vitamins and minerals and very versatile. You can use it in salads, stir fries, or the same ways you’d use any other greens.
Winter Aconite: You Can Grow That!
Winter Aconite — a bright, little bulb on dreary winter days.
You Can Grow That – Locally
Maybe you aren’t planting anything yet where you are, but it is time to think about where you’ll be getting your seeds and plants- consider a local business?
You Can Grow That Lettuce Anywhere!
Goodness, I need to be home at the end of March to prepare and plant the garden. But right now, given the circumstance, starting a flat of lettuce seeds was all I could manage… because it was easy!
You Can Grow That! March 2013: Geraniums Hoosier Gardener
The lowly geranium gets no respect despite its workhorse performance in the summer garden.