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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.

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Why Do We Garden? #7

Every Tuesday I have something I like to refer to has the #gardenchat Hang-over. This happens after spending 1+ hours sharing with fellow gardeners on social media collecting tips and growing advice being shared by those who garden. When the event is over I just can’t wait to get out in the garden and start […]
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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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This 2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner: Pepper Sweet Sunset F1

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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