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Controlling Monkey Grass – How to Get Rid of Liriope

Liriope - Monkey Grass can be used as a focal plant , border plant or ground cover.

Depending on your point of view, you will either consider monkey grass a lovely ground cover or an unwanted weed.  If the latter is more of your mindset, these tips for controlling monkey grass will help you get rid of your unwelcome garden visitor. Check Craig’s list free advertisements on most weekends in the summer here…

Transplanting Monkey Grass – Division is Simple and Easy to Do

Liriope is commonly known as monkey grass or spider grass. It is a versatile and easy to grow ground cover that tolerates heat well and can be divided easily. Transplanting monkey grass is a simple process if you keep just a few things in mind. As far as growing perennials is concerned, it is one of…

How to Grow Liriope – Monkey Grass

How to grow Liriope - Great ground cover or border plant

There is not really much to growing liriope.  Plant it and watch it grow is my experience.  Liriope is a member of a group of flowering grass like perennials which are named after Narcissus plants.  Liriope is Easy to Grow & Makes a Great Border Plant Some common names for it are lily grass and…

Guide to Perennials – These Plants Come Back Year After Year!

Perennial flowers in a cottage garden setting

For a gardener, there is nothing quite like the feeling of wandering around your garden, in the spring, and seeing the first growth of perennials that you have planted years before.  These plants die back in the winter but send out new growth each spring.   Growing Perennials gives me color and beauty all through the spring…

Diy Halloween Costumes for Kids

Halloween Costumes for the Crafter Have you checked out the price of Halloween costumes lately?  They are very expensive for just a few hours of wear. Why not get creative and make one of your own?  Many of these project take very little time to make and some use items you may already have on…

20+ Plants for A Shade Garden plus My Garden Make Over

A collection of more than 20 plants that love the shade - see them all at thegardeningcook.com

Trying to get color and interest in a shade garden can be a challenge. But there are some that don’t mind it at all . In fact, these 20+ perennial and annual plants love the shade. There is a lushness about them that I really enjoy, too. My shade garden is thriving. I planted this…

How to Propogate Spider Plants from Babies

New plants for Free! Spider plants are so easy grow new plants from their baby offsets. Find out how to do it at http://thegardeningcook.com/

Spider Plants – botanical name Chlorophytum – is one of the easiest of plants to propagate.  I first became familiar with this popular plant in Australia when I lived there.  They were plentiful and I loved the little offshoots that the plant put out when it was mature. In most areas of the country here…

Summer Garden Tips & Garden Tour

Tips for making the most of your summer garden

Life is meant to be lived outside! We spend so much time outside during the summer, and having a great looking lawn and pretty gardens makes sure that time will be far more pleasurable. These summer garden tips will ensure that you have an endless supply of color and lush green lawns all summer long.…

The White Garden – Raleigh Botanical Gardens

This white gazebo is a perfect place to sit and admire the white garden in Raleigh

The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh is a wonderful place to spend a day.   We recently had visitors from the UK who are gardeners, so we took them for a visit. One of my favorite parts of the gardens is The White Garden.  It has a plethora of white annuals, perennials and bulbs growing.  There is…

15 Creative Garden Benches

Relax in style this summer with one of these creative garden benches. Anyone who visits my home and walks around my gardens knows that I have a LOVE of outdoor seating.   I have 8 garden beds and 7 garden seating areas.  Pretty much anywhere you walk in my gardens will take you to a…

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Plaque

Let your holiday guests know what will be on the menu with this Thanksgiving dinner menu plaque. Thanksgiving is a time for family.  I love to gather all my special people in one place and treat them to a lovingly prepared home cooked meal of turkey and all the trimmings.  Alas, my real family is…

22 Ways to Create Curb Appeal

tips for adding curb appeal

This post brought to you by Gilmour. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gardening Cook. There is a saying that one can only have one first impression. That saying applies to the front of your home as well as to your personality or appearance. The front door and entry is the…

How to Repair a Broken Planter

How to repair a broken planter

Broken Planter Becomes a Part of a Pair. Do you have a planter which is broken but you still want to use it?  I had this situation, recently, and decided to just repair my broken planter. It was easy to do and took not much time at all.I am currently in the middle of a…

Natural Paths for Garden Beds

HOw to create Natural Garden Pathways that Keep the Weeds away.

Anyone who has priced hardscaping lately knows how expensive it can be, particularly if you have large areas to cover. I am redoing my whole area that I used last year for veggies.  Long story short, the squirrels were a nightmare for me and I don’t plan to go through that experience a second time. …

Spring Fever in my Garden Starts in Winter

10 inspiring cases of spring fever from the Garden Charmers

Oh the weather outside is frightful, or so the saying goes.  Here in Raleigh, we are not known for much cold weather in the winter, but this year has been different in that regard. We have had a couple of days of snow and several weeks of unseasonably cold weather, with temps getting down to…

My Staggered Planter Gets a Facelift

Staggered Planter with house numbers and fall plantings

DIY Project – Re-doing My Staggered Planter A few months ago, I did a tutorial on a staggered planter with house numbers on the bottom pot for great door curb appeal. This is what the planter looked like in early spring. Since it is autumn now, and the planter is looking a bit sad, I…