Gardening Lessons
from Within the GQnE Garden

Gardening Lessons from within the GQnE garden is where you can learn from Gardening Quick 'n Easy's attempts at growing other beautiful plants and flowers.

Remember though ... gardening is a personal adventure. There's always something new to try.

If something is unsuccessful, try it again or try something else new.

Always try to grow in your garden some plant or plants out of the ordinary, something your neighbors never attempted. For you can receive no greater flattery than to have a gardener of equal intelligence stand before your plant and ask ..."What is that?" ~ Richardson Wright

Listed here will be other flowers and plants that were planted successfully (or unsuccessfully) in the GQnE garden at one time or another.

Some pictures may be available in the Photo Gallery on the site also. Feel free to check out some of these beauties and add them to YOUR garden areas to enjoy also!

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One of the first gardening lessons learned at GQnE had to do with a beautiful red and yellow flowered perennial, the Blanket Flower.

The Gaillardia grandiflora variety produces an abundance of daisy-like flowers. However ... some varieties tend to spread and become sprawling (as it did in the GQ'nE garden and thus had to be removed.)

You'll want to stake and control the 2-3' tall stems of this variety. GQnE has discovered that there is a more compact dwarf version, the Gaillardia grandiflora 'Goblin'.

The 'Goblin' variety typically grows to about a foot tall. Although GQnE has not replanted Blanket Flower, you may want to consider planting and enjoying this bright little item in your garden area.

You might like to try other members of the Lily family. Any of the Asiatic, Oriental (fragrant), or Tiger Lilies (spotted) could easily be eligible for the GQnE Easy Care Plant list also.

All of these lilies come in a variety of beautiful colors so you're bound to find at least one you'll want to add to your garden.

Another little beauty is 'Gibson's Scarlet' Potentilla or Cinquefoil. Very tiny, blood-red flowers with interesting strawberry-leaf-like foliage make this 12" plant a gorgeous addition to a flower garden, or accenting a container, or as a splash of color in a rock garden.

A rather delightful gardening lesson deals with Violas.

Although they can be bought as plants and put directly into your garden, violas can be successfully seeded right onto the ground in spring also.

Sow the seeds early in the season as they germinate slowly. Cover the seeds lightly with a small amount (about 1/8") of soil. Water well and wait to see these delightful pansy-like flowers pop up all over in your garden area.

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