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Final Garden Questions: Answered

Last Reply by jeffie24 1398284737.737 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Can you believe April is almost over and it's almost time for those May flowers? We are celebrating the end of National Garden Month with the final answers to your Garden Month questions! 8) Why Are The Leaves On My Plants Turning Yellow? The good news is your plant just may be going through ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1398052800
 

Easy Plants, Fertilizing, and Watering, Oh My!

Last Reply by JRidgestone 1397834566.82 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Gardening questions cropping up now that spring is here? We have you covered! Check back every week for answers to the most frequently asked gardening questions. 5) What Plants Are Easy and Fool-Proof? As my friend Philip Watson says “There are good reasons these plants flourish along the hi... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1397793600
 

Your Garden Questions: Blooming in Winter and Deadheading

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1397520768.21 | in In the Garden

April is National Garden Month! To celebrate, we have compiled the most asked gardening questions. Check back every week for answers to your burning questions! 3) What Blooms in Winter? Hellebores flower in the cold weather months and give life and abundant color to the garden when very few plants... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1397188800
 

Decorate the Deck!

Last Reply by doreen72 1397416612.757 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, TSV Talk

Spring is in full swing in the South and we are eagerly awaiting it in the Northern states - perhaps it will arrive in earnest this week.  A big day at our house is “Planting Day”, the day we can safely plant our tomatoes, geraniums, etc...without losing them to frost. In my neck o... Continue Reading

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Valerie Parr Hill on 1396929600
 

Your Garden Questions: Answered!

Last Reply by paddy13 1398116697.343 | in In the Garden

April is National Garden Month! To celebrate, we have compiled the most asked gardening questions. Check back every week to see if I have answered your questions! 1) What Is A Biennial, Perennial, Annual? Perennials are plants that will last for more than two years.  Flowering perennials grow and bloom over the spring, summer or even fall, die back every autumn and winter and return again from their root-stock.  A few of my favorite “sun” perennials include Mallow, Bee Balm, Peony, and Hollyhock.  Of the “shade” variety, I love Bleeding Hearts, Hos... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1396584000
 

Cool Ideas For Cool Crops

Last Reply by RocketMom 1397158514.353 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Now is the time for cool crops!  I like to plant my cool crops in raised planters and raised beds.  There are many benefits raised planters and beds – keeps pathway weeds from the garden soil, keeps little critters such as snails and slugs out, supplies great drainage – but the... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1396497600
 

Cottage Farms Answers your Questions!

Last Reply by RocketMom 1396631865.047 | in In the Garden

William Moss from Cottage Farms is here to answer all of your garden questions! Tune in to Gardening Made Easy by Cottage Farms 1PM EST on April 1, 2014 and watch while William helps you tackle your garden dreams! Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1396324800
 

I Say Tomato…

Last Reply by 4lafz 1396369021.21 | in Kitchen & Food Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Tomatoes – Yes, it’s time!  My mouth waters just thinking of tomato season! This perfect fruit is just that, perfect. There is nothing and I mean nothing more delicious and more satisfying than picking a tomato off the vine and eating it right then and there.  My tomatoes are ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1395892800
 

Organizing the Garage & All Those Scary Outdoor Storage Spaces!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! When you think of spring cleaning, does the garage come to mind? Or maybe your backyard shed? I tend to forget about my garage until it’s impossible to find anything, the piles start tumbling, and there really isn’t an inch of space to fit that one last basketball. Then, I have to organize—and more importantly, weed out the stuff. Out of all the storage places at my house, I think the garage is one of the toughest things to tidy, considering how many things we really do need—not to mention it’s typically a “man space.” Over the years, ho... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1395720000
 

Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Last Reply by Brendens Grammy 1395507623.463 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

Happy 1st day of spring! I was truly inspired by the sights and smells of the Philadelphia Flower Show that I thought I would share with you some of the lovely photos from that day.  I can’t wait to begin planning my garden! I hope that you will share your garden pictures with me as... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1395340403.43
 

St. Patty's Peas

In In the Garden

There’s something about that first little green sprout emerging from the soil that I find so renewing.  It’s a rite of spring for all of us gardeners who can’t wait to get our hands into the dirt and begin the process of planting out our vegetable gardens. And lucky for us tha... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1395115200
 

Pick It Up!

In In the Garden

Remember our gardens when they were full of bloom, fruits and vegetables?  Yes, it does seem like a very long time ago after this heck of a winter, but I put my boots on this time of season and do some “pre-spring cleaning” outdoors.  The chill and freeze of the winter month... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1394769600
 

Trendy Terrariums

Last Reply by Angie127 1394752476.2 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I had such a wonderful time at the Philadelphia Flower show this past weekend! This year's ARTiculture theme was very interactive and also very inspiring for me as I had the chance to create this really fun terrarium (I actually made two). lol.. Remember when we made these back in the day!??  ... Continue Reading

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Pat James Dementri on 1394596800
 

Cottage Farms Answers Your Questions!

Last Reply by Holmquistp 1394370880.903 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Are you still dreaming of feeling the warmth of the sun and the dirt on your fingers? Ready to nurture your garden? William Moss from Cottage Farms is here to answer all of your garden questions! Tune in to Gardening Made Easy by Cottage Farms 9PM EST on March 8, 2014 and watch while William help... Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1394254800
 

It’s True – It’s Time To Prune

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1396216667.767 | in In the Garden

 Now is the prime time of year for pruning.  Begin by examining your shrubs and trees for any winter damage.  Branches and twigs broken by weather conditions obviously need to be removed.   I find that pruning is preferable to shearing.  Although pruning generally requ... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1394254800
 

Growing Up Gardening - My Philadelphia Flower Show Presentation!

In Kitchen & Food Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hi, everyone! I’m headed to the Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend and I’m buttoning up the craft projects for my "Growing Up Gardening" presentation at 11am ET. So I just thought I’d practice my demonstration here in my blog. You don’t mind, right? :) I love to garden&h... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1393563600
 

DIY: Plant Labels and Containers

Last Reply by EDM 1393096432.157 | in In the Garden

We horticulturists and floral designers are some of the craziest, creative people on our green planet.  During the winter months when I miss getting my hands into the soil, I trade in my clippers for paint brushes and create colorful plant markers and containers. While we are still planning ou... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1392958800
 

Take A Tour of Roberta's Unique Gardens With Me!

Last Reply by Quick Value Client 1395259412.213 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Garden Season 2014 is in full swing!  That means the boys are back ...Roberta’s Unique Gardens Boys, that is!  Four generations and over 50 years! Their greenhouses are only about an hour away from Indianapolis.  So, while I was home last May, I asked Eric if my family (al... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1392440400
 

Cottage Farms Answers Your Questions

Last Reply by HiJo 1396382767.497 | in In the Garden

Winter weather giving you the blues? Dreaming of spring? So are we! Cottage Farms is here to help you build your dream garden. William Moss is here to answer all of your live plant and garden questions during our Spring Fever Garden Special. Have questions? Ask Away! Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1392440400
 

Why A Fountain You Ask? Why Not!

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Okay, maybe I have fountains on my mind a lot lately.   As I explain to my husband and pretty much anyone who will listen, there are a few reasons for this… Let’s begin with the obvious for all of us outdoor people.  Water appeals to all of our senses, the tranquil sound... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1392440400
 

WE GOT THE FEVER!! (for Spring Gardening that is! :-)

Last Reply by MamaNett 1394543456.107 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

Hi Gardening Pals! Today is an exciting ALL DAY GARDEN EVENT at the Q called SPRING FEVER and I can’t wait to share lots of my favorite things for your outdoor living spaces!! First, I will have see you with a PLOW AND HEARTH hour!! Lots of fantastic new items that you will love, with that ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1392440400
 

Antonella’s Heart of the Garden

Last Reply by italy831 1396425852.003 | in In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

With all of this horrible snowy, icy winter weather, I dream about sitting on my front porch with my cup of coffee and the warm, relaxing spring sun on my face.  This is my view one night last spring on a warm, rainy night.  I would even take RAIN - as long as it was WARM!    ... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1392354000
 

The American Dream (Barbara King's Story)

In In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Because my father’s influences in my life and career, he has made me feel that anything is possible.  The American dream for me is one filled with opportunity, hopes and desires. As a mother and business woman I find both jobs are very similar-they can be rewarding yet stressful and you'r... Continue Reading

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American Dreamer on 1392267600
 

My Ultimate Essential – A Garden Journal

In For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

We “Garden People” appreciate that gardening is no mere hobby, but a lifelong journey and one worthy to record.  That’s why a Garden Journal will become your new best friend – always there for you, giver of great advice and memories!  Let’s put it this way, if... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1391230800
 

Let’s Start Planning Our Outdoor Spaces

Last Reply by Barbara King Team 1395262133.63 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

With the winter well underway and most of us experiencing record breaking low temperatures, now might just be a perfect time to look out your window and plan your dream garden and outdoor living area.   Taking some time to think out and plan makes it all so much easier and you will be ahea... Continue Reading

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Barbara King on 1390280400
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat!

Last Reply by suzyqe 1392522787.533 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden

Cottage Farms is back and we are ready to ring in the spring! Let William Moss guide you on your journey to a beautiful garden season. Have questions about live plants, garden prep, plant varieties? William is here to help!    Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1389589200
 

Fall In Bloom

Last Reply by hypnosis 1385043335.527 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

Now that Halloween has past and the Holiday Season is fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to share a few photos that I just took of my gardens during the beautiful fall season.  I love the fall, with its spicy, apple scented crispness and cool breezes and gorgeous color palette! Mother ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1383278400
 

We are counting down to Halloween!

Last Reply by cmmd 1382678026.037 | in Jewelry Talk, In the Garden, Q News

Stephen Walsh, Connemara Marble   The month of October has been lovely and mild in Ireland, and we are counting down to Halloween. Did you know that the festival has its origins in Ireland, and comes from the Celtic festival  of 'Samhan' - marking the end of the Celtic year, and a time ... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1381982400
 

For September, it's Fur Baby Times Four (and by the way, we have FEATHERS!)

Last Reply by orovillemom 1381718017.18 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

Welcome, Pet Loving Friends, to my Fur Baby of the Month Blog for September 2013!!  THIS time, I wanted to feature four of my FEATHER kids, my "gaggle" of Chinese Geese!  Please meet Jasper, Rosie, Gertrude and Heathcliff!! They started out as little fluffy orphaned peeps at my local feed ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1379044800
 

The QGarden: Giving Back to the Community and Having a Blast Doing It!

Last Reply by orovillemom 1378871822.88 | in In the Garden, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

  Hello to all my fellow gardeners out there! Hopefully your gardens are in full bloom now and your veggies are coming in big, juicy and beautiful!  I have been meaning to share this video with you of the QGarden that our fabulous Kitchen Team works on each and every day. This video was ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1375070400
 

Everything's Coming Up Roses...And Lilies....And Hydrangeas....And WOW!!

Last Reply by AZSeniorette 1392913635.91 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hey, Gardening Fans and Friends!! I hope by now your flowers, plants and patio-scapes are looking beautiful!! It seems, with all the rain we have had here in PA, that my garden has simply EXPLODED in the past couple of weeks!! We were on vacation the first part of June, and when we came bac... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1372459380.797
 

Garden Greetings!!

Last Reply by Proud Gram 1371677537 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

A belated Happy Mother's Day to all !! We had a lovely weekend here in eastern PA for Mother's Day this year, and as I wandered about my garden (mainly pulling any sneaky weeds who dared to appear after the rainstorm the day before), I noticed how many roses are already blooming!! I'm not sure if ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1368504000
 

An Inviting Place....A Peaceful Setting

Last Reply by Purplepat 1368200891.96 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

Greetings, Gardening Friends! How is your garden growing along this Spring?? This week I've nearly finished my planting, although my pal Eric Wallien has promised to send me some special favorites in a surprise package later this week, so I am anxiously awaiting what he will choose for my garden, n... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1367812800
 

I Dig Gardening!!

Last Reply by bladerider 1367320676.487 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

Greetings Fellow Gardeners! Things are starting to happen FAST in my garden areas this past week!  As my friend Eric Wallien of Roberta's said, when he stopped by a few days ago, "WOW! You guys sure have done a lot of work around here lately!" He was right!! Last week, my landscapers and I ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1367009427.72
 

At Last! A Rechargeable Fountain That Can Run Anytime!

Last Reply by TonnaFL 1366803883.28 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

  Our Today's Special Value Bernini Rechargeable Fountain was SUPER popular in my Garden Party Show this morning and is still available in case you missed it! In fact, I just placed my order for the Bronze color choice. Like many of you, I love my solar fountains but have wished for one that could run on a shady day, at night, or even indoors in the foyer or sunroom, but did not want to go to the trouble and expense of having an electrician and a plumber out to the house to install it. Today's TSV is the answer! It is absolutely beautiful, full of curb appeal and is battery operated, W... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1366752657.307
 

This is my "HAPPY TIME"!!

In In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

My Cottage Farms and Roberta's plants started arriving a few days ago, and at this time of the year, I always feel like Steve Martin in that oldie-but-goodie film, "The Jerk", when he runs up the driveway, all excited,  yelling "The new phone book is here!! The new phone book is here!!" :D &nbs... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1366230559.88
 

April's Fur Baby - Daffodil our Rescue Pup

Last Reply by BUDDIE 1372693132.17 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

My Fur Baby of the Month for April is our rescue doggie, DAFFODIL!! Daffodil was adopted a little over a year ago, from Main Line Animal Rescue in the Philadelphia area (www.mlar.org) where I am an active volunteer. She had been brought there about 6 months earlier as a puppy, after being thrown o... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1365715197.443
 

Here's To Warm Spring Breezes And Beautiful Gardens To Enjoy Them In!

Last Reply by Mice 1365563249.87 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Hello Gardening Friends, I hope by now many of you are beginning to receive some of your gorgeous Cottage Farms and Roberta’s plants that you purchased from our shows.  I know I had been anxiously awaiting mine and this amazing spring weather we are having has really got me chomping at the bit to get out in my garden and get dirty!  :D  My Rose of Sharon Hibuscus Trees and my Reblooming Irises from Cottage Farms just arrived and I should be planting them this week!  Yay!!! On tomorrow’s Carolyn's Garden Party, I am really looking forward to showing you our ube... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1365455397.357
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat 4/3 at 6am, 11am, and 6pm ET!

Last Reply by carole56 1368446352.053 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Q News

Did you know that April is National Garden Month? Join me, William Moss, and the Cottage Farms team. We are your go-to for advice on plants, flowers, and getting your garden in shape. Come chat with me, while we celebrate National Garden Month!  Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1364933428.11
 

Go on… make your neighbors “oohh and ahhhh”

Last Reply by Mystique1 1377388114.01 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

I’ve always thought hanging plants or flowers make a space look extra homey. I especially love hanging them inside in wide doorways to separate rooms, or outside suspended from porches or gazebos. That’s why I’m really excited about this Bethlehem Lights hanging pansy basket (comin... Continue Reading

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Rachel Boesing on 1364220273.63
 

How Does Your Garden Grow? (I'm Planning My Best One Yet!)

Last Reply by PTKRUSIN 1364321180.25 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Greetings Gardening Friends! When "Mary Mary, Quite Contrary"  was asked this question in the Nursery Rhyme, she answered, "With Silver Bells and Cockle Shells and Pretty Maids All in a Row". Miss Mary had quite an interesting little garden! Although I don't have any of those items planned f... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1363795991.723
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat Tonight At 10:00 pm ET! Come Celebrate the First Day of Spring With Us!

Last Reply by SoCal girl 1392523728.183 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

It’s the First Day of Spring! Join me, William Moss, and the Cottage Farms team as we chat about plants, flowers, gardening, and more! Chat with me while we Celebrate Spring!   Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1363789017.25
 

Spring is Here! Welcome the Fairies with A Fairy Door & Windows!

Last Reply by M shopper 1364405791.947 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

Do you live in your head or in your heart? And where do they take you? Home to Ireland or on journeys to special places in Tir Na Nog, the land of eternal youth? This came to my mind as we prepared to travel to the United States. My son asked me if I could live anywhere I want where would it be? Th... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1363561654.183
 

SPRING AHEAD and SPRING IT ON!!

Last Reply by Original Squeaker 1363303161.067 | in In the Garden, Pet Lovers, Hosts & Personalities

As I write this, I am looking out the window of my home office and seeing a drab winter day, with cold winds and snow flurries. I think to myself, (like so many of you, my fellow gardening fans, HURRY UP SPRING!! It's a week into March, already!) Since we're "Springing Ahead" on Sunday, and soon we'... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1362771400.15
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat With William Moss 3/9 at 4:00 pm ET!

Last Reply by Chi-southern gal 1394332564.59 | in In the Garden, Q News, Mom to Mom Blogs

Do you have Spring Fever? Join me, William Moss, and the Cottage Farms team as we chat about gardening. Get ready for Spring and have your questions ready. I’ll be chatting right here! Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1362760120.103
 

Enjoy The Outdoors With Jane

Last Reply by DeePa 1363027198.193 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

So - I was called in for a meeting a few months back and was told QVC wanted to do a gardening show with me.  I started laughing and then stopped when I realized they were serious. Gardening?? Me??  Seriously??  Are you sure you didn’t mean Carolyn Gracie?!  I mean I am far from a gardener, even a good one, but then they said, “but, you love to entertain outdoors, you love to tell stories about gardening with your Dad, and how your Mom loved certain flowers”…..so I said ok, sure! We are calling it, Enjoy The Outdoors With Jane and we are asking the... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1362588711.94
 

Gardening's a Party on the Q!!

Last Reply by Brutie 1363703886.987 | in Beauty Banter, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities

"Almost" Spring Greetings, QVC Friends!! Now that we are nearly to March (wah-hoo!) it's time to officially launch Garden Party with Carolyn into its WEEKLY 2013 timeslot, on Tuesdays at 9am! I am MORE than excited to have you join me each week and I hope you'll put a big circle around Tuesday's at... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Gracie on 1361889184.93
 

Happy Almost Spring and Polka Pots

Last Reply by kevid 1363832214.763 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Hello everyone and happy almost-but-not-quite-there-yet Spring!   I for one am so ready to break out all of my fun springy decorating accessories and I don’t think I can stand to wait another minute.  My upcoming You’re Home With Jill Show will feature lots of fun, festive decorating tips and accents to at least make our indoors feel a little more spring-like even if the outdoors where you live isn’t quite cooperating as yet.  :-) To go along with that, I wanted to re-share my Polka Pots decorating tip video for some of those tired, old flowerpots that yo... Continue Reading

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Jill Bauer on 1361473680.353
 

Cottage Farms Blog Chat, 2/16 at 6pm EST!

Last Reply by NJShorecathy 1392522776.877 | in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Q News

Do you have Spring Fever? Join me, William Moss, and the Cottage Farms team as we chat about gardening. Get ready for Spring and have your questions ready. I’ll be chatting right here!   Continue Reading

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Cottage Farms Team on 1360961303.003
 

It's QVC's First Big Garden Event of 2013!!

Last Reply by tl1 1361666330.413 | in In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

Hello Gardening Fans!! Whether you are an avid "green thumb", a beginner gardener, or you just like looking at the pretty garden photos in magazines, you will want to be sure to TUNE IN all day Saturday, Feb. 16th for our first BIG Gardening Event of the Season!! That's right, SPRING FEVER has hit the Q and we are so excited to share a first peek at our fantastic, new, innovative and exciting items for your Garden and Patio in 2013!! We'll have many brand new items and returning favorites that are just back in stock, too! Plants from Roberta's Unique Gardens and Cottage Farms, a wonder... Continue Reading

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