February 18, 2016

If you love surrounding yourself with plants all year round like I do (and who wouldn't?) you get your "green" fix throughout the winter months by keeping houseplants. These living gems help to purify the air inside your home while adding much needed color and texture...

October 28, 2015

It is not often that I take time for a leisure valley trip, these drives are saved for nursery runs only. But this year my friends, Jeanette and Laurie, and I decided to check out the Ghostly Gardens After Dark event at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens and boy are...

April 27, 2015



I love using gorgeous ceramic and fiberglass pots as a foundation to a great container garden and on occassion only use plants with an upright or vase-shaped growth habit so the pot may be viewed at all times. But since I have a soft spot for plants with a trailing h...

April 7, 2015

I think of a living arrangement like a close knit group of friends or family. Each on their own are pretty amazing with their unique traits but when you put them together in the same home the whole unit becomes even more spectacular. Every plant has it's place, support...

March 31, 2015

Sure, anything can be a container for your living arrangement but I feel the importance of a planter is generally underated. I think of it as the foundation for your planting - every successful build starts with a solid foundation. So how can your pot choice affect you...

March 23, 2015


This is the year that you are going to get creative and make your own conatiner gardens. But with so many plants to choose from where do you begin the design process?  The internet is chock-full of inspiration and so are all of those gardening magazines you have been...

November 20, 2014

Children love playing in the dirt. They gain higher levels of confidence and positive attitudes towards healthy living when they play outdoors and connect with nature. And they have an innate curiosity about wildlife.  


So, including your children in your family’s secr...

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Hi there! My name is Olina and my official job at Secret Gardens is to provide endless joy to our clients with my undeniable cuteness. I also assist Crystal (aka "Mom") with designing and planting preperation - I am a whiz at digging holes!


Within this blog Mom and I will be sharing tips and thoughts to consider before you make your plant purchases. Do your research and rememember - work smarter, not harder!


Thank you, enjoy.










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Fall River Garden Club now April 20

Shade gardening will be the topic for this month's meeting of the Fall River Garden Club. We will discuss what plants thrive in your shady garden.