Hellebores

Hellebores have a mystique to them. Maybe it is due to their bloom time, when few perennials dare to brave the snow. I believe it resides within their beauty and subtle color.

Welcome To My Garden Site

Are you a home gardener? Do you want to be, or maybe you are thinking of doing some landscaping around your place? That was me, too! I started out many years ago with just a little vegetable patch and some bulbs for spring color… then I became obsessed. When starting to write gardening articles, I wanted to be that voice of a neighbor leaning on the fence, sharing helpful info and gardening advice.

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If you want the design steps, planting methods, and landscape care that create a truly beautiful yard, Ilona’s Garden offers reliable, high quality, home gardening tips and growing information. – For a productive and soul satisfying garden, designed by you. I do have lots of opinions, but the only real rules of nature are its own- and our sense of design should mainly serve the way we would like to see it. I do like artistic guidelines, and that is what I like to offer. Explore the site, and sign up for the newsletter, for what’s new. There is a bit of trivia and garden resources sprinkled generously throughout everything here. There is a blog, too, if you remember “Ilona’s Garden Journal on blogspot.I gave it a new home and a new name –come visit after you have found what you needed here!
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A pH D in Soil?

pH affects your plants. It is a measure of hydrogen ion concentration in the soil and has a scale 0 to 14.

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More Easy Seeds For New Gardeners

Seeds chosen for the way they make gardening fun and simple enough for a child. Here are some more inspirations for your garden this year, this time choosing easy seeds for simple garden plans.

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Royal Purple Jackmanii Clematis

This premier vine is a classic clematis for a reason. It is simply covered with large shining purple flowers with light citrus centers. Without taking over it has a strong presence wherever it grows.

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GROW ORGANICALLY

Working with nature, caring for the environment, and improving your soil are all important concepts to me, and I hope to share them with you. A Pile Of Info On Composting | The Good Bugs

Major Blog Move

In 2015 I moved my blog, Ilona’s Garden Journal to a new place, with a new domain. Visit and see what’s new ( hint: chickens!)


Early Spring Chores

Garden Tasks

If you want to kickstart your gardening season, here is the list of 14 things you can do now, in Zone 5.


gardening how-to

Gardening 101

Garden skills clearly explained, friendly advice given, and general how-to for your home garden landscape.
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Grow Food

Make a simple vegetable patch or create a French potager, everything from chores to design ideas to make it productive and pretty.
ornamental flowers

Ornamental Gardening

For those who love a flower garden, plant profiles, garden design principles, planning  ideas …loads of articles for creating your landscape.

More Easy Seeds For New Gardeners

More Easy Seeds For New Gardeners

Seeds chosen for the way they make gardening fun and simple enough for a child. Here are some more inspirations for your garden this year, this time choosing easy seeds for simple garden plans.

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Plant A Garden For The Fragrance Of It

Plant A Garden For The Fragrance Of It

When expending effort and expense for a garden, most today will opt for fresh herbs or food for the table. Some desire low maintenance landscaping that will add to the value of their homes, but some of us want the sheer sensory delight that a bevy of perfumed... read more
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The Purpose Of Your Home Landscape Design

The Purpose Of Your Home Landscape Design

Using our resources of time, money, and effort to its best use to incorporate style into our garden is the purpose of a good design plan. Let’s start this look at what our landscape design means to our front yard, the most public space.

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Seating Spots: The Well Placed Bench

Seating Spots: The Well Placed Bench

The message of any group of seats or well placed benches is that a garden is a place to rest, relax, and enjoy. Every hard working gardener needs to take a breather and we all should take some time to sit and enjoy the fruits of our labors. A Quiet Spot Entire... read more
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