Iceberg Climbing Rose

Iceberg Climbing Rose Iceberg Climbing Rose In early June I decided to pull the dead root out of the Red, White and Blue Landscape after facing the sad truth that yellow climbing rose was not coming back after the horrible winter. In it’s place I planted an Iceberg Rose I had purchased as a bare root.  The first […]

Cold Frame November Update

Cold Frame Gardening Just under a month ago we got the covers on my 4’x4′ raised beds. At that time the celery, radishes and the Italian salad seeds that had reseeded were growing strong. I was so busy in the landscape that I didn’t get the carrots in that I wanted. No worries …. I will stick a […]

Sad to See You Go

So Sad To See You Go! Our first hard frost happen this weekend and with it came the fall of many colorful leaves. The ginkgo tree was the most noticeable the morning after the frost. Unfortunately, the evenings have been flirting with the freezing temperatures gradually dropping the electric yellow leaves throughout the week. See the sudden ginkgo leave fall that […]

Successes and Failures in the Garden 2014

Sunflower in Landscape It’s Monday …  when I turned on my PC and started my Pandora playlist for background music as I worked the first song was Manic Monday. This weekend was our first hard frost in Ohio and I lost a few pretties outside but everything I wanted to save for next year or grow over the […]

Autumn Garden For Flower Friday

Friday Flower Flaunt Happy Autumn from my rose garden planted in 2012. The falling leaves from the swamp maple paint the landscape with it’s gold and red leaves. Look close to see one of my favorite dwarf hydrangeas. The Little Lime Hydrangea is one of my all time favorites especially this time of year as its pink edged […]

Plumbago in Autumn

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides In my ‘Red, White and Blue Garden’ the plumbago is still putting on a striking color show. I’m so glad I added this to this little 6’x6′ growing space outside the mud room entry. The only problem I’ve had with this plant is I keep forgetting it’s name. @BG_garden plumbago — renita alexander (@kineard3) October […]

TwitPic Is Shutting Down #ThrowBackThursday

Hey Billy .... Shirley Interviews GWA Today was going to be a Throwback Thursday featuring my first garden and the lessons I learned growing under a walnut tree way back when.  When I went to find the image I remembered sharing on TwitPics years ago the sight read :    PANIC!!!! I didn’t save most of my images from when I first […]

Autumn Friday Flower Flaunt

IMG_6043-0.JPG Today I’m going to share a poem and a few images of autumn from right outside my sun room door. Leaves begin to fall… Welcome autumn Autumn leaves (tune-London Bridge) Autumn leaves are falling down, Falling down, falling down, Autumn leaves are falling down, Yellow,red.orange and brown! Hydrangea blooming for the first time this summer… […]

Leaves Are Falling … Autumn Garden Walk

unnamed (1) The season is passing by so fast this year … leaves are falling and the garden seems to be holding on. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite shrubs and perennials in a short video. Thank you for visiting my garden today – Happy Autumn Support my Friends Carol and Kerrie […]

Lava Lamp Coral Bell

IMG_5790.JPG Tucked under a ornamental Japanese maple tree in the small garden in between the porch and front sun room entrance of my home there are a few tiny gardens. Each year it’s been fun trying new things in between the established perennials, hibiscus shrubs and tree. I’ve had containers tucked in between hosta plants,herbs, new […]

Flower Flaunt Friday

IMG_5702.JPG Some of my fellow gardeners have shared with me how they enjoy this time of year because it is a break from all the labor in the summer garden.  I’m excited to see the color and pull things into the greenhouse to continue the growing as winter approaches.  Today I want to share with you some […]

Easy Wave Velour Red

IMG_5478.JPG End of the season and look at those Easy Wave Velour Red.  With colors like these I’m a new fan of the petunia plant! The plant has a really cool shape as it evenly grows in width as well as height throughout the summer.  It has really taken off even as our temperatures deep in […]

Sights and Sounds of My Midwest Autumn

The Hum of the Neighors Combine Fall is the most colorful time in my Midwest garden as the plants and trees show off one last time before going to sleep for the winter.  Here are a few of the sights you won’t want to miss from my Midwest Autumn. These are a few of the things I love most about Autumn. […]

Distant Drum Sunrise

IMG_5226.JPG This just maybe my last walk and share from my front rose garden to capture the blooms for 2014. After being cheated out of a spring filled with new rose blooms I’m not going to complain about the abundance of blooms this late in the season. It’s killing me not being able to cut them […]