2019 Garden Giveaway Winners!

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Thank you so much to every one who participated in our second Garden Giveaway contest. We had such an amazing turn out – over 70 submissions. Last week, our panel of judges had a nearly impossible task – narrowing down so many beautiful gardens to just a handful of winners. But after much discussion and debate, we are so pleased …

Made in the Shade: Tips for Shade Containers

Tuesday June 4, 2019

A collection of beautiful shade containers can turn that shady corner of the garden or patio into a hidden oasis on a hot summer afternoon. Shade loving plants have a charm and personality all there own – distinct from sunny plants but just as beautiful. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you create your own shady hideaway!How …

2018 OToole’s Garden Giveaway Contest Winners

Tuesday August 7, 2018

We want to give a great big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who participated in our very first O’Toole’s Garden Giveaway contest this year. We were bowled over by the response – over 200 submissions! Last week, we convened our panel of judges to decide on the winners. With so many incredible entries, it was hard to pick just a handful …

"Thriller," "Filler," "Spiller!"

Monday June 11, 2018

Patio pots brimming with colorful annuals are the perfect summer accent for any patio, porch or backyard. But there’s more to planting great pots than throwing together a bunch of flowers. Here’s a great design scheme that’s used by professional planters and amateurs alike – and all you need to remember are three words – "Thriller," "Filler" and "Spille!" Preparing …

Ask A Gardener – Zombie Garden!

Thursday May 10, 2018

What an awesome idea! I consulted with a few of our plant gurus and we all had a great time coming up with this list. Here’s a few of our favorite frightening plants that would be just perfect for a zombie garden! Black Petunias Annual Full Sun Plant genetics are just amazing, aren’t they? Over the years growers and biologists …

5 Stylish (and Easy!) Houseplants

Tuesday February 20, 2018

HGTV has once again named indoor gardening as one of their Top Gardening Trends. Filling your house with plants creates a harmonious mixture of natural beauty and stylish decor. And when you can marry style with easy care, you’ve really got it made!

Five Fabulous Fairy Garden Design Tips

Tuesday November 14, 2017

So, you’ve spent hours and hours on Pintrest oogling a million adorable fairy gardens. But you’re not crafty enough to make something like that, right? Wrong! All you need is a little help getting started. Here are five easy design tips to help kick start your creativity. 1. Find a Creative Container Fairy Gardens can sprout up anywhere – broken …

Do-It-Yourself Garden Fountain in 6 Easy Steps

Thursday August 24, 2017

The gentle sound of bubbling water is the perfect garden soundtrack. You can bring the soothing sounds of running water to your home or garden with this easy to make garden fountain. Its compact size makes it perfect for outdoors or indoors. It would look great on the patio or deck or even inside an office or living room. Materials …