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Garden Events and Shows

This is where I report on what garden events are taking place in my neck of the woods. You will find loads of photos from these events in this category.

It’s Autumn at Bench’s Greenhouse

It’s almost Autumn and I’m totally in the mood to decorate the garden as we head into the fall season. One of my favorite things to do is to head out for a drive and check out the sights and sounds in my area as the season changes. Trunk full…. Time to head home and […]
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Humans Make the Best Vases by Mud #FlowersOnYourHead

All summer I’ve been enjoying the shares from the West Coast via  Cocoxochitl AKA Mud Baron  on Social Media.  The beautiful California grown veggies and blooms captured by Mud always inspires me and brings giggles no mater what mood I maybe in.  Don’t you love it when people do good things to help their community?  I […]
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DID YOU know 1/3 of the food on your plate you can thank the bees! #foodfarmchat

Eat, Tweet and Grow Food: My Takeaway from #MeetVeggies

Social media has made me a better gardener and I can’t imagine growing without it.  To be able to talk to people around the world who are growing in different ways inspires me.  We can all learn from one another about how to grow success using the web.  If it weren’t for being so active […]
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Container Envy at Chippewassee Park

Road trip on Tuesday brought me to beautiful Midland Michigan to be a part of the Michigan Landscape Design Tour held by MNLA. After checking in to my hotel room located on the Northwood University Campus I headed in town to check out the sites. Thanks to the floral landscape in front of the Farmers […]
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A Few of My Favorite Facts About Peppers

Orange,red,purple and most definitely green peppers are at the top of my list of favorites to grow and prepare during the summer months. Preparing the pepper by slicing, dicing, or keeping it whole are all ways you can not go wrong when enjoying a healthy pepper.  In today’s post I want to share with you […]
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Star of My Garden

Amazing that I still have the 5″ cardboard box the tree peonies root was in when I purchased it 4 years ago at a garden center in the Seattle area. I can’t believe I found it in a folder with Northwest Flower Show information I had saved. The Peonies  Tree Blooming this year after being […]
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Dreaming of 2 Tickets to Chelsea Flower Show

Someday …. but until then I’m going to enjoy the social shares coming from across the pond at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014.  If you are able to get to England for this event you could win 2 tickets visit this contest over at Sarah Williams delightful site : Bridgman .     About The Chelsea […]
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Home Sweet Garden Link Party

My garden is filled with shades of brown but plenty of rich tons of color from Autumn that are starting to come back alive. One of my favorites is under the variegated tree in my 6 year old shade garden where …..
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I’m Sharing a Tip on Learning and Growing #PlantASeed

Earlier this month Kim Vij tweeted me about this really cool event taking place March 31 designed to get kids in the garden. @BG_garden @Pinterest so sorry I missed your #Pinspiration chat, we're excited about our March 31 project #plantaseed http://t.co/1zvC5eCJCf — Kim Vij (@EducatorsSpin) March 9, 2014 So I clicked on over to Kims’ […]
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#BiltmoreRoseTrials May 17-18

I’m excited to share as I journey down to North Carolina from my Ohio garden to share from this amazing event. I hope you will join in the conversation on Twitter by adding #BiltmoreRoseTrials to any questions you may have about the event or images being shared. I will do my best to get you an answer on location. Images from the event will be streaming on my website ( right column under Biltmore logo) May 17-18 for the International Rose Trial Competition. And please be sure to follow @BiltmoreEstate on Twitter for complete Biltmore ….. ( more)
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Web Event 5/14

I Can’t Get Enough of Home Grown Peppers and Tomatoes……The Farm Bureau enjoys working with people who grow food and understand that food production doesn’t just happen in farm fields, but also in backyards and gardens across the state. This is why they are hosting the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, a free online workshop May 14 at 7 p.m.
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Sunday Greenhouse Road Trip Part 2

From my 2009 archive Corso’s Nursery and Garden Center  Sandusky, Ohio Last stop on our Mothers Day Greenhouse Road trip was further down the scenic Ohio lake shore drive to Sandusky, Ohio. I have been down this road 1,000’s of times in my life because it is main route to Cedar Point Amusement Park. It’s […]
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Wine Garden Design at Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Who doesn’t love a glass of wine in the garden?  Now how about a create place in a garden show to enjoy local wines? One of my favorite gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was the shows wine garden.  The hard-scape mixed with the landscape design breath taking. The images don’t completely capture […]
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Lovely Yellow Memories in the Indy Art Museum Garden

I came across these images from a Garden Writers tour I attend a few summers ago. One of my favorite things to do during the summer months is to take pictures of gardens. This trip in 2011 was one of the best because I was surrounded by so many experienced gardeners and fun people I enjoy networking with daily online. Indianapolis Garden Writers found some amazing gardens for us to tour during this event.
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I Met Dan’s Dahilias in Seattle

This is Dan in the Dahlia Field with his baby If you follow my shares on Twitter you know I get super excited to share about my dahlia’s I start early in my Ohio greenhouse.  You can imagine my excitement when I saw Dan’s Dahlia exhibiting at the Northwest Flower and Garden show this past week […]
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Gardening with Confidence – with Helen Yoest

She embraces gardening with her southern charm and style that shines through in her writings.  Helen Yoest is the owner of Gardening With Confidence™ website and can be found monthly in many of our favorite gardening magazines like  Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, Traditional Home, and Southern Living Magazine.  Mid 2012 her very first […]
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“Brilliant!” : I Want You To Join Us For Tea!

Brilliant : Follow #FlowerShow on Twitter for Show Details “Brilliant!” is what the English say for #awesomeness ( a hashtag I use daily on social for shares I find out of this world! ) In 2013, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is celebrating the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and pay tribute […]
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Winner Announced / 2 Tickets to the #nwfgs

One of the lively container designs featured at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2012 I want to thank everyone who entered the Northwest Flower and Garden Show ticket giveaway  featured on BGgarden.com site this week. I look forward to sharing with you at the show in February 2013 using social media.  The qualifying participant […]
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Hoen’s Garden Center : Cyber Meets Mini Connection Not So Mini

This past week I spent the morning doing two of my passions : Socializing online and vising a local garden center. It was super fun sharing my adventure with the audience following on Twitter and instagram. The communication with the social world and real world is unbelievable if you just know the language. I did […]
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Two Tickets To #nwfgs : Perfect Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Planning a trip to the Seattle Washington area February 20th – 24th?  Don’t miss one of the most inspiring garden events taking place in North America in 2013!  To help celebrate the Holiday Season I’m giving away 2 tickets for 1 day admission to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show that takes place in February.  […]
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