Friday, May 29, 2009

Add Some Color

Plant perennials and shrubs that you can easy cut flowers from and beable to bring some of the wonderful color and fragrance indoors. These are peonies and coreopsis from my yard.


Mulching around your plantings is very important. You can mulch with rocks, bark, or other medium. Mulching helps keep moisture in the soil where it is needed. It also helps to keep down weeds, and can also make your landscape more appealing.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My plant of the Month Pick - May

Dianthus is one of my all time favorite plants. The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ("god") and anthos ("flower"), a very fitting name for such a great plant. They are easy to grow, hardy, and give you a great color show. There are over 300 types of Dianthus. They perfer a cool climate, and rich, well drained soil. Water them during dry periods, once or twice per week. The species are mostly perennial herbs, a few are annual or biennial. This flower would be a great addition to any ones garden.

Why I am Here

I started this blog with a purpose in mind. If anyone has questions about plants (indoor or out) let me know I am available and happy to assist you.

Let me tell you a little about myself and my background. My love for landscaping and plants started at a very young age. I used to help both my grandmothers plant annuals and thier gardens. I loved walking around grandma's yard and seeing how all the plants were growing and changing. At my own home I had my older brother T.J. make me a couple of raised planting beds and started a small flower garden from seeds. In High School I got active in FFA and did several Floraculture contest. I managed the High School greenhouse for two years and loved every minute of it. When I decided that I wanted to go to college in the Horticulture field I choice Boise State University. I couldn't believe how much I loved school and never wanted it to end. After I graduated I worked for a landscape maintenance company for two years and did mainly flower planting. After that I work in a local nursery and it was there that I decided that I would like me own business. So for the last four years Color Me Green has been around. First we were a landscape design and build company but Travis and I both decided that we would be happier if Color Me Green was strictly a design company. So now I am doing something that I love.

My family and my biggest supporters Travis and Philip. Travis and I have been married now for 5 years, he has always pushed me to do more with my landscaping and designs. Philip is 3 and very full of it, he enjoys being outside and plants just as much as me.
Okay, so I really have been slacking on this blog. Sorry about that, life just gets hetic you know.