Author: mariestephensgardening

Life in My Garden Lately

Curly Willow Trellis for Vines and Privacy Screen

Did you know you could use dried curly willow branches to make a natural privacy screen? We did this last summer, left it on all winter, and then my husband placed these old plastic containers, that he spray painted this spring, in a row beneath the curly willow branches with flowers and vines planted in them. I just love them! Especially at sunset!

How I keep Oregano From Falling Over

Is your oregano falling and flopping over and shading out all your other plants? Here is a simple way to prop it up, and add a little country charm while you’re at it!

How to Dry Zinnias

Ever wish you could make your summer Zinnias last forever? You can! Read on to learn how.

The beautiful underside of a pink and white swirled hardy Hibiscus flower

Need Flowers in August? Hardy Hibiscus is the One for You

Hibiscus moscheutos : It is a Herbacious Perennial, meaning it comes back every year. Hardy from Zones 5-9 Height 3-7 feet Width 2-4 feet This plant blooms from July -September Full Sun Low Maintenance Huge Flowers from Reds, to Whites, to Pinks 3-5 inches in diameter Can tolerate wet soil Butterflies love it!