Gardening Ideas by bennysplace

The Need for Garden SentimentalityThe Need for Garden Sentimentality
By bennysplace on May 30, 2016

Grandma’s roses, great grandma’s irises, historical perennials, heirloom bulbs, vintage gardening, and plants of historical importance – these are all terms that call out to the sentimental gardener.

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Sleeping Among the PoppiesSleeping Among the Poppies
By bennysplace on May 25, 2015

Rising from the ground in spring with its droopy fuzzy head, the corn poppy begins to work its magic. Seeds from last year’s crop remained silent through the winter and now this simple yet mysterious flower will capture the gardener’s imagination once again.

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Stop and Smell the IrisStop and Smell the Iris
By bennysplace on May 15, 2015

My ongoing love affair with the iris began when I worked for a small bank in what was once a small town. There was a separate building called the annex, where I would go to fix the staff's computers. One spring my stroll was rewarded with something magical.

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The Most Perfect HouseplantThe Most Perfect Houseplant
By bennysplace on November 10, 2013

It may interest you to know that the literal definition of the word perfect is completion. So, when we say something is perfect, we deem it the most complete state of being that exists. This is how I feel about a certain houseplant.

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In Gardens Everywhere, the Poppies GrowIn Gardens Everywhere, the Poppies Grow
By bennysplace on May 27, 2013

It is Memorial Day once again and today marks the fifth anniversary of when I started writing gardening articles. It is certainly amazing how time flies and humbling when taking time out to reflect.

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Wanted for Crimes Against Indoor GardensWanted for Crimes Against Indoor Gardens
By bennysplace on July 27, 2012

We all go through stages of transition in our lives. What was once the four-bedroom ranch-style home in the cul-de-sac is now the two bedroom with loft condominium when finances or personal situations need to be sorted. You don’t realize all the things you have in your life until they are no longer there. This takes on a much deeper meaning when you are a gardener.

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