Category : Plants

Orange poppies, daisies growing in a California wildflower garden designed by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakers

GROW WILDFLOWERS FROM SEED: STEP BY STEP

Orange poppies, daisies growing in a California wildflower garden designed by Shirley Bovshow of EdenMakers

Wildflowers are breathtaking in the spring when they paint the hills with orange California poppies, pink and lavender lupines, white salvias, and golden yarrow. They bloom just in time for migrating butterflies and ever-hungry hummingbirds to feast on their nectar….

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Big, Bold, Indoor Houseplants

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While some people feel that they have to make space for small plants indoors, I assert that large, bold, plants create and enhance space! Big plants are more like indoor trees that can be used for a variety of practical…

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INSTANT INDOOR HANGING PLANTER: LIGHTWEIGHT

Some of my best design ideas are the most simple ones. My “instant indoor hanging planter” is one of them and makes me want to slap my forehead and say “duh!” Why didn’t I think of this years ago??   INSTANT INDOOR HANGING…

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Thanksgiving Mini Arbor Centerpiece And Foraged Flowers

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If you would like a unique display for your Thanksgiving table, consider making my miniature birch arbor centerpiece, filled with foraged flowers, fruits and vegetables. The centerpiece is easy to make and is affordable but it looks like you spent hundreds of dollars…

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UC VERDE DROUGHT TOLERANT LAWN TEST IN LOS ANGELES: YEAR 6

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I started a trial for the UC Verde drought tolerant lawn in 2009 to see how it would grow and thrive in my very dry Los Angeles climate. These are the claims made by the developers of the UC Verde…

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Pruning Hydrangeas: Ask Shirley Garden Questions

One of the most popular questions I get is "When do you prune hydrangeas?" Who said you HAVE to prune hydrangeas?     This question was posted on the Home & Family show Facebook page, and I answered it on the show recently….

4 Comments / 2458 View / February 3, 2015

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FERNS 101: Basic Care, Facts and Varieties

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If you have a fern in your garden, you are the steward of a pre-Jurassic period plant! Fossil records indicate that ferns evolved as the first vascular terrestrial plants over 300 million years ago. Ferns have outlived dinosaurs, the great civilizations of…

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