Monthly Archives: June 2014

  • Red, White, And Blue! Flowers For Your Fourth of July

    Red, White, and Blue!

    Photo by Jo Naylor (Flickr)

    Why not include the garden this year when decorating for your Fourth of July festivities? There is no shortage of red, white, and even blue flowers; however, finding combinations of flowers that bloom at the same time during the Fourth of July can be a chore. Not to worry: I have compiled a list of red, white, and blue flowers for planting as well as cutting that are as striking as fireworks and longer-lasting. The only problem you will have is deciding which flowers to choose!

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  • Growing These Flowers Will Make Hummingbirds Love You Forever

    Hummingbirds have been described as flying jewels and suncatchers, and it is not hard to guess why once you see them. These tiny, colorful creatures are amazing to watch; they can fly in any direction, and their wings can beat up to 80 beats per second! It is no wonder that so many of us want to attract them to the garden, and with the right plants, you can. Hummingbirds are especially attracted to red or brightly colored tubular flowers - here are a few of their favorites.

    Bee Balm, Monarda species

    Bee Balm

    Photo by Linda Carlsen Sperry (Flickr)

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  • 8 Flowers With The Craziest Names You've Ever Heard (And How They Got Them)

    What’s in a name? A whole lot when it comes to flowers. The common name of a flower can describe how a flower looks, smells, or feels; it can also tell a story about how the flower came about or tell us the region the flower came from. Many flowers have a variety of common names, which can be confusing - thank goodness for scientific names! Even the scientific names can be interesting. Check out this list of eight fascinating flowers with crazy names and how they got them.

    Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria elata)

    Psychotria elata

    Photo by Steven Depolo (Flickr)

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  • 6 Summer Gardening Goals for June

    June Garden

    Photo by Patrick (Flickr)

    Now that June is here, you may have most of your planting done. You may be thinking that your work is done and that now you can rest, but think again - there is plenty to do yet. Good maintenance is essential for vigorous, healthy plants, and maintenance needs to be done consistently, sometimes on a daily basis. Neglecting your duties can lead to dead, unhealthy, or unsightly plants. Here is a list of six summer gardening goals for June that will keep your garden looking great!

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  • The 10 Things Your Dad REALLY Wants for Father's Day

    Shine Health Tracker

    Photo by: Bjorn Ognibeni (Flickr)

    Is it just me, or does it seem harder to buy gifts for dads than moms? Many fathers work very hard for their families and they deserve the perfect gift. How many times have you given Dad a tie that you never saw him wear? If you are ready to try something new, here are ten fresh ideas – there is sure to be one that suits your dear old dad!

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  • 7 Totally Awesome DIY Flower Vases

    Do you have a cabinet full of dusty humdrum vases and jars? Well, it is time to give them a makeover; plain glass vases and jars can become just as pretty as the flowers they hold. If you are creative and frugal and enjoy upcycling items, then I have some ideas that you are going to love. The following tutorials will show you how to re-invent the ordinary vase, wine bottle, or glass jar with some paint and things that you probably have laying around the house. Although you may want to keep them all for yourself, these upcycled jars and vases make great gifts.

    Chalkboard Paint Vase

    Chalkboard Paint Vase

    Photo by Jordan Johnson (Flickr)

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