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Home Garden Joy · 1W ago

Starting Seeds Indoors: Equipment and Supplies

When starting seeds indoors, having the right equipment and supplies is important. Here’s a list of the items you need for successfully starting seeds indoors this spring. Starting Seeds Ind...
Home Garden Joy · 1W ago

New Plants for the Garden: Growing Elderberry

Growing elderberry…hmm, this looks like exactly what I need. I begin reading the article. “…put on protective goggles and rubber gloves…” Wait, what? You need protective goggles and gloves t...
Home Garden Joy · 2W ago

How Your Garden Transforms Over the Seasons

This delightful infographic, courtesy of Rattan Direct U.K., shows you the seasons of gardening, and how your garden transforms over the seasons. It’s a lovely little visual reminder that th...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

Valentine’s Day Tips: Keeping Cut Roses Fresh

Keeping cut roses fresh is a mystery no longer thanks to these tips from David Austin roses. No cut roses are fresher than the ones you cut from your own garden. You grew them: that’s part o...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

New David Austin English Roses for 2017: Ready for Their Close-ups in Dual Garden Roles

North American gardeners keen for the first whiff of spring will be cheered as David Austin Roses unveils its newest English Roses for Spring 2017: pure white ‘Desdemona’ and glowing pink ‘T...
Home Garden Joy · 3W ago

An Edible Front Yard

Have you ever thought about planting an edible front yard? Last night, I was reading the latest issue of Country Gardens magazine. There was a brief article about a woman who planted grain –...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Seed Inventory Complete

I spent time this past weekend completing my seed inventory. What is a seed inventory? If you’ve been gardening for a while, you tend to collect a lot of half-full seed packages. Although my...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

How to Roast Chestnuts

Have you ever wondered how to roast chestnuts? You’ve probably heard about roasting chestnuts from the Christmas song – “Chestnuts, roasting, by an open fire.” But did you know that you can ...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

Get Ready for Starting Garden Seeds

Starting garden seeds starts well before planting time. Now is the time to start planning your winter garden, browsing those seed catalogs, taking stock of what you have, and making a list o...
Home Garden Joy · 1M ago

New Year and New Gardening Commitments

Happy New Year, everyone! I can hardly believe that 2017 marks out 10th year here in Virginia, and my 10th year writing Home Garden Joy. It’s been an incredible journey from moving onto a ba...