Author Archives: Jenny Koester

Fairegarden Blog

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In southeastern Tennessee, on a sloped piece of land, there grows a garden that gives the illusion of going on and on, opening up to one new garden vignette after another. Its caretaker, Frances, shares her trials and tribulations in …

A Cast of Characters Awaits

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Please excuse this around the bush approach to revealing the newest recipient of our Best Gardening Blogs distinction. You see, I was in a bit of a mood the other day. I wanted to garden, I wanted to read, I …

An Orchid Rescue

Cleaning out rotting roots.

The first step in becoming a better plants woman was admitting that when it comes to indoor plants I am all black thumbs. The second step was knowing I needed a little instruction. Which begs the question, if I am …

My Garden Skeleton

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I have been carrying this little secret with me for far too long now. It is time I come clean. When it comes to houseplants, I am all black thumbs.  For years I doggedly worked on growing houseplants. I needed …

An Unexpected Surprise

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I am still on a bit of a high from my recent trip to the Seattle Fling for garden bloggers. So many ‘firsts’ for me on this wonderful adventure I don’t know where to begin. If you have not heard of …

This Covert Garden is Hot

I waited all week to buy plants for The Covert Garden. I hoped to avoid plant shopping in the heat and it also gave me something to look forward to: a little garden reward for a good week’s work. I …

Wegerzyn Gardens, A Photo Tour

Wegerzyn Gardens is a great garden trekking destination.  After spending the better part of the day exploring the gardens, dodging a thunderstorm and simply enjoying the beauty of the flowers, I had far more photos to share than would fit …

Take Trip to Hayefield

A prolific writer and accomplished photographer is the newest recipient of our Best Gardening Blogs 2011 distinction. Nancy Ondra is the author and garden guru behind Hayefield, a blog based in Bucks County Pennsylvania.