• 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

    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…

  • 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

    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…

  • Wildflower seeds packets, How to Get More Free Wildflower Seeds, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/05/02/wildflower-seeds #free #wildflowerseeds #bees #flowers #seedpackets #books #gardening #annuals

    How to Get More Free Wildflower Seeds

    Last year, when The Forgetting Flower debuted, I gave away free wildflower seeds to anyone who pre-ordered the book. Well, this year I had almost 20 packets left so on social media I offered the leftovers to those who signed up for my monthly digest, A Vine of Ideas. I…

  • Vegetable Plants, Growing a Victory Garden. Is it Worth the Trouble? Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/04/13/victory-garden/ #Victorygarden #kitchengarden #gardening #plants #food #foodsupply #tomatoes #Covid-19 #pandemic

    Growing a Victory Garden. Is it Worth the Trouble?

    Like many gardeners, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit and people started shopping for food in bulk, I wondered whether I should grow a victory garden. Victory gardens were large kitchen gardens homeowners kept during World Wars I and II as a way of ensuring food for themselves and others. Since…

  • American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, The Best Giant Book Every New Gardener Needs, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/12/a-z-encyclopedia-of-garden-plants/ #A-Z #encyclopedia #plants #garden #gardening #plantresources #plantidentification #books #booksaboutplants

    The Best Giant Book Every New Gardener Needs

    Yes, it’s February but it’s never too early to dream about the garden for spring. If you’re new to gardening chances are you don’t have a lot of books on the subject. Well, the truth is you don’t need that many but there’s one book I recommend to everyone when…