Yearly Archives : 2012


3 Fruit Trees for Small Spaced Yards and Patios

Growing your own food at home is a huge trend among gardeners but it  seems to stop short of growing your own fruit.

There’s a misconception among inexperienced gardeners that you need a large yard to grow crispy apples,  juicy oranges, […]

4 Comments / 315 View / December 29, 2012

Fairy cottage miniature garden by Shirley Bovshow with stone house, succulent room and mini garden decor

Make a Fairy Garden and Miniature Garden: Beginner’s Guide Video

There’s no doubt about it, “Fairy” and “Miniature” gardens are strong trends in gardening today.
You can’t read a garden magazine or browse Pinterest and Facebook without coming across these charming and very personal fairy and miniature themed gardens.
I made a video for […]

1 Comment / 2345 View / December 16, 2012


My Lazy Gardener: Watering and Keeping Plant Roots Warm in Winter

I would like to introduce you to a new product that solves the problem of cold stress on plants during the winter.

“My Lazy Gardener” is a unique product that warms plant root zones, aerates the soil, and waters the plant […]

No Comments / 394 View / November 1, 2012


Straw Bale Planters with Shirley Bovshow on “Home and Family” Show!

Do you want to learn how to make a straw bale raised planter?
I invite you to watch my appearance on the “Home and Family” show this week as I re-purpose a straw bale into a raised planter for herbs and greens!
The show […]

No Comments / 443 View / October 30, 2012

Gryphon-Begonias-New-Shade-Plant-Variety-plant for your garden

New Gryphon Begonia Plants


The Gryphon begonia is a plant with interesting foliage for a year-round-accent in the shade garden.
Garden designer, Shirley Bovshow reports on the recently introduced ‘Gryphon’ Begonia, a fast-growing annual or houseplant with arching branches and 10-inch wides leaves splashed in deep […]

1 Comment / 609 View / October 18, 2012


“Garden Center TV” Experts at IGC Show in Chicago

Shirley Bovshow, host of  Garden Center TV  with posse of opinionated garden experts and bloggers returned from the IGC Show, (Independent Garden Center Show) where they taped in Chicago.
We scoured the exhibit hall, encompassing over 210-thousand square feet searching for […]

4 Comments / 268 View / August 27, 2012


Independent Garden Center Show 2012: Here We Come!

The Independent Garden Center Show will be the center of the garden industry universe next week, August 20-23, 2012 in Chicago!
I’m excited to be taping  new Garden Center TV videos with my posse of opinionated “trend spotters.”
The GCTV contributors include award […]

1 Comment / 84 View / August 16, 2012


Fire Pit Doubles as Musical Water Fountain!

An interesting way to extend the usefulness of a fire pit is to transform it into a lit, musical water fountain for the warm season.
Many patios have  fire pits for cold weather nights.
Fire pits are rarely lit on summer nights, […]

No Comments / 1823 View / July 25, 2012



What is artistic, functional, and portable?
A Mobilegro planter cart!
The portable gardening cart provides 12-square  feet of  planting capacity within a 31-inch  by 31-inch footprint.
Small space gardening was never so big.
It was especially designed for urban gardening on balconies, patios, courtyards and […]

No Comments / 372 View / July 12, 2012


Edible Flowers- Beyond Nasturtiums, Calendula and Violets

Did you know Redbud tree flowers are edible… or carnations… or the flowers on your bean vines?

Violas are edible!
Flowers You Can Eat
Dressing up green salads with edible flowers is popular in restaurants and home-cooked gourmet meals with ingredients from the […]

1 Comment / 674 View / June 30, 2012

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