• Plants in a container, How to Make a Plant Combination That Pops, https://karenhugg.com/2020/09/14/plant-combination/(opens in a new tab), #plants #container #combination #pops #howto #gardening
    Plants & Gardening

    How to Make a Plant Combination That Pops

    Creating a plant combination that pops is tricky. You have to use plants that like similar conditions of light, water, and soil. Then you have to create an overall design that incorporates varying shapes and colors that both clash and recall each other’s characteristics. While it takes a bit of…

  • Which Wax Figure Will Star in my Next Novel?, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/08/08/character/ #novel #books #character #waxfigure #ideas #writing #writinglife #KarenHugg #newnovel
    Writing

    Which Wax Figure Will Star in my Next Novel?

    I just turned in the follow up to The Forgetting Flower to my publisher. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I hope the team greenlights it soon. In the meantime, I’ve thought of several ideas for a new novel but I’ve struggled with which one to focus on next. The…

  • A Pretty Petunia Blooms Best for Beginner Gardeners, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/08/06/petunia/, #petunia #beginnergardener #flowers #gardening #garden #annuals #best #easycare
    Plants & Gardening

    A Pretty Petunia Is Best for Beginner Gardeners

    For beginner gardeners, a simple reliable petunia is the best choice to grow for long summer color. Experienced gardeners might argue these zone 9-11 annuals are trite. They’re available at every nursery and hardware store, bursting in bright colors, begging loudly to be taken home. Still, they cheer up a…

  • Orange Daylily, The 10 Best Perennials for Sun, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/07/01/best-perennials-for-sun/ #perennials #daylily #flowers #plants #orange #sun #easy #best
    Plants & Gardening

    The 10 Best Perennials for Sun

    While creating my last A Vine of Ideas digest, I wanted to share a decent list of the best perennials to grow in sun. But the lists I found were lacking. They were too long, not broad enough in terms of zonal hardiness, included fussy or hard-to-find plants, or listed…

  • Andean Gold Saw-toothed Azara, An Azara is Exotic But Easy to Grow, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/06/30/azara #azara #exotic #tree #SouthAmerica #Chile #evergreen #fragrant #floweringtree #easytogrow
    Plants & Gardening

    An Azara is Exotic but Easy to Grow

    If you’re looking for an exotic tree that offers unusual foliage but is easy to grow, try an azara in your garden. This native of South America has tiny glossy leaves, a tidy upright habit, and super cute pompom flowers. It requires little to no pruning and stays evergreen for…