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It was an adventure to get here but well worth the travel in winter weather …. I’m in Atlanta this week sharing from the Garden Blogger Conference. I will be sharing from the event on #GBCatl hashtag so be sure to connect using social media.
When I first planted this bulb as we rang in the new year I was a little nervous at how long it was taking to show signs of life. After about three weeks it started to sprout some green. I had fun sharing this on my Instagram early in January. Shares From Instagram After the […]
The news is reporting that we may break records in my Ohio garden for the month of February with record lows. Today is a perfect day to reflect on the shade garden from last summer. Come enjoy the photo show I share today on this post.
When did I plant those peas last year for Autumn harvest and how did those doubling cosmos do in my garden. Documenting old school style just can’t be beat….. Find out more in this book review video featured on today’s post.
I bought these cardoon seeds two years ago and never added them to my garden. I think when I purchased them I may have mistaken them for my beloved annual ‘fireworks’.Gomphrena.Today as I sorted seeds preparing for spring sowing I came across them and decided to ask Twitter users if anyone had grown the Cardoon […]
When the temperature drops here are some tips to keep your pets healthy and safe!
Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine … not just another Hallmark Holiday. I use to love Valentine’s Day as a kid making up cards to give to everyone. This year I’m asking my sweetheart to attend a seed swap with me! Don’t miss the exciting information about a local seed swap going on this weekend along with a photo collection of vintage Valentine’s Cards.
Wordless Wednesday …. I can’t think of a prettier place to be wordless than in a garden center. This post is loaded with photos from a greenhouse in Ohio 2006.
My Midwest gardens have featured flowers that can be cut and enjoyed indoors for the past 20 years. I first fell in love with the idea of adding flowers to my garden that could be cut after my sister in law gave me a cuttings to bring home from her beautiful Ohio garden when I was a new home owner. When I received Cutting Garden Journal by Sarah Raven I became even more excited about expanding my cut flower garden.
This is a creative and easy way to grow vertical in almost any location of your home or garden.Designer Pete Jorgensen has established coupon code BGGARDEN for my social media fan base for 5% off any purchase from our Etsy shop over $50 from now until the end of June 2015. Be sure to place your order soon!
Knowing good bugs is a great way to avoid using pesticides in your landscape and garden. Recently at the Great Lakes Trade Expo put on by the Michigan Nursery Landscape Association I got to speak with John Stone of the Michigan State University Pesticide Safety Education Program. John brought a rack filled with tubes of […]
This plant ended up being planted right off of my front porch because I knew it would put off long spike blooms of blue that would compliment the Rudbeckia and Echinacea (Coneflower) growing in the same garden. When I purchased the plant it came in a 4 pack from one of my favorite garden center in …. (More)
It’s Snowing Again ….. and I’m inside preparing for spring / summer garden. Today I’m going to share with you my tips on seeds as we head into spring.
Paul was speaking at the Michigan Nursery Landscape Associations on some pretty cool topics including pollinators in the garden. After hearing Paul speak I really got thinking about the blooms bees enjoy in my garden. In this post I share a few of my favorites along with growing tips.
The storm prediction came pretty quick but the snow system stalled over the Midwest this weekend. The snow started late Saturday and is still falling steady 24 hours later. I’ve been clearing the sidewalks to the mud room, front porch and sun room on and off all day. Just before sunset I took a walk […]