5 Effective Groundcovers That Combat Weeds

Do you find yourself spending hours on end reading seed catalogs? Must you keep a detailed a map of where you planted all 350 bulbs on your hillside just so you can remember all the different cultivars? No? That’s totally fine – not all of us are plant nerds. Some of us just need answers to common landscape issues. In today’s gardening culture, you will find that the themes are changing. Plants not only provide beauty, barriers, and structure, they can also provide solutions to common landscape and gardening problems. In this article, I address a few of my favorite …

nashville lawn & garden show 2018

Returning to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show scheduled Thursday, March 1, through Sunday, March 4, 2018.     The four-day, indoor show will include live garden displays, lectures, vendors, floral designs, and special programing, including the popular Tennessee Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon. This year’s theme, “Guerrilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle,” will highlight topics such as small space gardens, urban horticulture, aquaponics, community gardens, and more.   Interactive, walk-through garden displays from some of Middle Tennessee’s top landscape and gardening companies will again be the centerpiece of the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show, …

You Can’t Miss This at the Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo

In its second annual year, the Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo, scheduled February 9-11 at the Music City Center, offers thousands of products, decorating, construction, and remodeling ideas for home enthusiasts. Additionally, the three-day event features celebrities, special guests, and exhibitors on the exhibition floor and the Fresh Ideas: Home Stage, designed by Decorating Den. While each of the more than 200 exhibitors bring a fresh, unique perspective to the show, below is a list of must-see features at this year’s show! BELGARD Belgard sets the stage for landscape design and innovation with its remarkable level of quality and craftsmanship …

Antiques & Garden Show 2018

                Celebrating its 28th year, the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville will take place at the Music City Center February 2 – 4. This year’s headliner will be Charles, 9th Earl Spencer—brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, and godson of Her Majesty the Queen. Every year the Antiques and Garden Show host more than 15,000 show attendees and over 150 fine antiques and horticultural dealers, making it the biggest show of its kind in the United States. Proceeds raised from the show benefit Cheekwood and the charities supported by the Economic Club …

In the Garden: Historic Drought of Fall

Beginning in mid-July 2016 and lasting until late December, Middle Tennessee experienced a historic drought. Many yards in the Nashville area did not receive a drop of rain for 4 months. It was so bad that, while doing excavation work in November, our staff dug to 36 inches before we found any moisture in the soil. None of the vegetation in our area is accustomed to surviving in these brutal conditions. Even if you had an irrigation system running, you may find drought damage on your property this spring. Irrigation is designed to supplement natural rainfall, but not completely take …

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Returns to Music City Center Feb. 12-14

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Returns to Music City Center Feb. 12-14 Carrying the theme Landscape of Design, the Antqiues & Garden Show of Nashville returns to the Music City Center Feburary 12-14. Gwyneth Paltrow is the featured speaker, and will offer a lively discussion on interior design with moderator Windsor Smith at 11 a.m. on Friday.

HHG Gardening Jan/Feb 2012

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Gardening in the Schoolyard Children sitting in classrooms are still in vacation mode and hard-working teachers are anxious to transmit great academic truths to their desk-bound captives.

Gardening Composiions – Plants That Grow Hope

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garden compositions— plants that grow hope This June will mark the seventh year that Southern Land Company has built the home to be raffled off as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I love having a small part in this project.