An early sign that spring is coming. Fall planning pays off now. By planting bulbs in the fall you will be surprised by the sunny light a small yellow bloom can bring to your life. A sure sign that you are about to be spending more time around the garden.

Iris….The Great Divide

This is how you know it’s time for the Great Divide and Conquer project of separating your iris.  They are now in a large clump as seen in the picture above. Unlike the single stem blooms when they were first planted….remember how you wished they would multiply? Keep reading for what to do next. Once…

Stretching your Salvage $

Last summer, I saw 2 homes fenced off and ready for demolition. I think it was fate my dog, Tina, and the developer had the same name. I was granted permission to take whatever I wanted from the very dry and droopy garden. I dug up a bunch of great plants from the backyard and…

Lemon frost

Sounds refreshing on a hot summer day, doesn’t it? Every time one of these blooms it reminds me of a frosty lemonade treat. Hope this cools you off and inspires you to treat yourself today.

Hollyhock update

Perhaps they are more on the magenta area of the color wheel.. still loving the color. Did you know that you can save the seeds after the blooms dry out and plant next year? Another great way #salvagegardener is saving money and beautifying your garden.