Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA
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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Landscaping, flowers/vines/veggies/mushrooms/butterfly; and definitely planting trees !
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
10-20 hrs.

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At 6:18am on June 24, 2013, Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A said…

Bonnie, enjoy the pix & videos. Good summer gardening to you.

At 7:41pm on June 23, 2013, Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A said…

Oops, the pic you were looking at was Cycads and Cercis...Cycads are a little more tempermental.

At 7:38pm on June 23, 2013, Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A said…

What zone are you in Bonnie? Cercis is fairly hardy, as is the Opuntia. Zone 7 and up for the latter.

At 10:07pm on January 22, 2013, OregonGardenGal said…

Hey Bonnie :) Just wanted to stop in and say "I'mmmm Baaaack!' LOL

I so missed you all! I've had TONS going on, some good - some ... well, doesn't matter) anywhooo I'm back into the fold so watch out! and we need to get that Garden Party rockin' again :) (I so loved our last one!)

Off to catch up on a years worth of posts I've missed.... Talk with ya again soon!

At 3:38pm on September 01, 2012, leah martin gave Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA a gift
Happy every gardening day, ya'all!
At 11:53am on August 9, 2012, thea stoughtenger zn4,ny said…

Bonnie i just stoped in to congraulate you on being featured . Your yard is amazing . i love all your photos . my yard needs more work but that will come along in time . I really like the saphire blue Irisis . i have been thinking of putting some blue irisis on each side of the porch door i have white phlox on each side of the porch and red miniture roses comming up between the phlox and the door . all surrounded by snow on the mountain .but i am not sure if the irisis will look right . so again CONGRATULATIONS . P.S. any suggestions on how to get the asparagus stalks to thicken up . mine is just spindly and it has been there for years . long before i moved in .

At 3:15pm on June 5, 2012, Brad Zone 5, NW PA. said…

Bonnie. I just made a short video tour of my garden if you want to see it I had to post it on my Youtube web page at:" Thanks, Brad Hall Sr., PA.

At 2:21am on May 27, 2012, Sylvia said…

Ha hahha, well the frogy must have found it's mate , i have seen little froggies on my spider lilly as of this April2012,  so happy for them.

At 4:34pm on April 27, 2012, betty lane said…

Thank you for the nice comments and checking out my pictures.I enjoyed your pictures as I was Typing,Very nice and your Butterflys are Beautiful too.Nice close up pictures.

At 8:24pm on April 22, 2012, Flower Girl said…

Thanks Bonnie,, your purple iris is beautiful..

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Organic fertilizers for your garden

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 2:30am 1 Comment


If you are starting a vegetable garden, or even if you have an established vegetable garden, you may wonder what is the best soil for growing vegetables. Things like the right amendments and the right soil ph for vegetables can help your vegetable garden grow better.

Organic fertilizers come from natural sources and can help improve the fertility of your soil and the nutrition of your crops.  They provide many of the nutrients that plants need to grow and…


Seed Life Chart, how long will they last?

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 4:46am 0 Comments


Every year I always have seeds left over after planting.  Depending on the type of seed and its quality, you may be able to store them and use them next year or the year after.

In fact, some seeds, if properly stored can be viable even after ten years. Some varieties of tomato seeds have even been known to germinate after as long as 16 years!

To remain viable, seeds must be kept in a cool, dry place. The important thing is that they not be exposed to moisture. Wetness…


Toads are more than just a pretty face!

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 1:20am 0 Comments

Okayy, not everyone thinks toads are beautiful, but they really arehelpful workers in the garden!

Every day, a single toad can eat around 100 beetles, ants, June bugs, grasshoppers, slugs, moths, sowbugs (roly poly) army worms and other pests.  That's around 3,000 a month!

Toads are most active at night, so during the day they need a fairly dark, cool place to hide from the sun and other preditors.

Any crevice can be turned into a toad abode by stacking flat…


Attracting Beneficial Insects with Self Sowing Plants

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 3:27pm 5 Comments

Fighting pests in our gardens couldn't be easier with a few easy to grow plants that take care of themselves.  They can be planted covertly among your vegetables, or prominantly displayed within  flowerbeds close by. 

Vegetable garden friendly flowers need only to be planted once, and they'll return to help you fight…


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