How to multiply your hydrangeas using the layering method. | Illustration: Jillian Ditner | thisoldhouse.com

All About Hydrangeas

How to multiply your hydrangeas using the layering method. | Illustration: Jillian Ditner | thisoldhouse.com

Eden's Perfume Peony -- heavenly scented large pink blooms,  considered to be one of the most fragrant peonies, with a Damask rose fragrance. The large double blooms can be up to 6-7" across and are covered with frilly pink petals. it's structure is ideal too, as it is a compact grower that has strong stems perfect for cutting! Perennial in Zones 4 - 8. bulb size 3-5 eyes.

Eden's Perfume Peony -- heavenly scented large pink blooms, considered to be one of the most fragrant peonies, with a Damask rose fragrance. The large double blooms can be up to 6-7" across and are covered with frilly pink petals. it's structure is ideal too, as it is a compact grower that has strong stems perfect for cutting! Perennial in Zones 4 - 8. bulb size 3-5 eyes.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.

For my garden: Munstead Lavender - hardiest of its kind at tolerating summer heat, fragrant, zones 5-10.

For my garden: Munstead Lavender - hardiest of its kind at tolerating summer heat, fragrant, zones 5-10.

'Foxy' Foxglove - Digitalis Purpurea 'Foxy' blooms reliably from seed its first year with 2- to 3-foot-tall spikes of pink, purple, white, or cream with maroon markings. Zones 5-8.

'Foxy' Foxglove - Digitalis Purpurea 'Foxy' blooms reliably from seed its first year with 2- to 3-foot-tall spikes of pink, purple, white, or cream with maroon markings. Zones 5-8.

DIY Brick Raised Garden Beds - durable, easy & beginner friendly... #gardening #diy #homesteading

DIY Brick Raised Garden Beds - durable, easy & beginner friendly... #gardening #diy #homesteading

Hollyhock Old Farmyard Alcea, Perennial Height:	 Tall 6-8' (Plant 18" apart) Bloom Time:	 Late Spring to Late Summer  Sun-Shade:	 Full Sun  Zones:	 3-9 Soil Condition:	 Normal, Sandy  Flower / Accent:	 Mixed / Mixed  Pot Size:	 3.5" square x 4" deep	 Mixed colors. The old fashioned single, tough Hollyhocks from grandmother's garden conjure beloved memories. Hollyhocks are long lived and self sow easily. Shades of pink, red and yellow.

Hollyhock Old Farmyard (Alcea)

Hollyhock Old Farmyard Alcea, Perennial Height: Tall 6-8' (Plant 18" apart) Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer Sun-Shade: Full Sun Zones: 3-9 Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy Flower / Accent: Mixed / Mixed Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep Mixed colors. The old fashioned single, tough Hollyhocks from grandmother's garden conjure beloved memories. Hollyhocks are long lived and self sow easily. Shades of pink, red and yellow.

Rudbeckia 'Moreno' Blooms from early summer to fall. Birds love the ripened seed pods.  Zones 5-8

Rudbeckia 'Moreno' Blooms from early summer to fall. Birds love the ripened seed pods. Zones 5-8

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden. A generous layer of mulch over the soil surface will suppress weeds, retain moisture, and provide and soil enrichment as it decomposes. Learn all about mulching your garden beds with tips from 20 seasoned gardeners.

20 Garden Mulching Tips from Seasoned Growers

Mulching is one of the best things you can do for your garden. A generous layer of mulch over the soil surface will suppress weeds, retain moisture, and provide and soil enrichment as it decomposes. Learn all about mulching your garden beds with tips from 20 seasoned gardeners.

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