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Bren’s Potting Table

In these blog postings I share my favorite products used to keep my garden the best it can be.

Ready Set Grow

Boom ChickA Pop : Getting Folks in the Garden

Did you know that Corn is monoecious (mon-ee-shuss) which means that there are both male and female flowers on each corn plant?  I learn the coolest things on social media.  Now to the best facts which is the growing trend of more people learning how to grow their own food.  When I saw the ‘Grow Some […]
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Not Your Ordinary Plastic Pot

One of the joys of spring is receiving new products to sample in my Ohio Garden. In the mail today I was excited to receive a live package from Pan-American Seed Company and TerraShell (www.ballhort.com TerraShell ingredients are certified VeriFlora an independent company and Tara Shell has earned Vincotte okay composting certification which means it’s […]
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I’m Really Excited About Sustainable Seeds

As it continues to snow on this 20*F day in my Ohio garden I’m clicking through seed catalogs online dreaming of what my garden will be like in a few months.  I find it hard to click off of the main page of the Sustainable Seed Company main page because I’m loving the assortment of […]
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LF User Spotlight

Each day is filled with networking about the fun things I grow in my greenhouse or in the garden depending on the time of year. There are many amazing people on Twitter who enjoy sharing their experience by commenting to others.  If it weren’t for conversation on the social networks I don’t think I would […]
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A Piece of NYC : Cannoli Style

The chocolate in this photo share appears to have nothing to do with growing but I’m going to share with you how it is about of growing garden relationships using social media.  You see, I started following this talented foodie / lifestyles writer back in March 2012 while attending the Philadelphia Flower show. We both […]
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From My Tool Tote : Giveaway

There are a dozen garden giveaways going on right now in the gardening social world.  I think it is awesome to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit and giving from their gardens.  That is why I asked my friends at Corona Tools if I could giveaway a few of my favorite products I use […]
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Takeya Iced Tea and Me

I’m going to totally brag about my addiction to sharing images and connecting with people in this blog post today.  I’m still all giggly about the fact that  I won a Takeya Iced Tea Kit just by doing what I love to do most : Pinning! A few weeks ago I was going through my […]
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Bring The Berry Revolution to Your Home Garden

It use to be you could only have your own farm fresh fruit if you had the property to grow them.  Today there are many different varieties of fruit trees and shrubs that have been cultivated for the small space grower.  If you follow my blog you know that I live in the country in […]
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Raking,Weeding and Planting – It’s Spring!

It’s officially Spring …. I know the actual date was seven days ago but now that the normal temperatures are back it is time to celebrate!  This time of year finds me out soaking up the spring sunshine and out of the house we just spent the cold winter months taking shelter in. Conversing with […]
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Tulip Bundle on Valentines Day

Tussie – Mussies :The Language of Flowers

Happy Years – Memory says the Tulip Last Monday on #gardenchat we welcomed the talented author Geraldine Adamich Laufer (also known as @gardengeri ) as our guest host.  It was an hour filled with love as we  got to ask questions and learn more about the language of flowers from our #gardenchat friend Geri.  If […]
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Wow Wednesday

I’m not sure which is more stunning : the larger bloom of the new  Tropical Escape Hibiscus or …..   …. where they come from.  This is a photo out in the fields where the Tropical Hibiscus grows on the Miami based farm at Costa Farms. “Plants are no longer a luxury, but a necessity […]
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Lazy Bird Watch

Does every gardener take to birdwatching in the winter months?  At first last year when I started networking the birds I spotted and took photos of from my office window I felt a bit odd.  I guess I always thought of birdwatching as a hobby old people enjoyed doing because it was something you could […]
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Eco-Friendly Make It Fit Your Bucket List?

It has been my mission to keep it green and as natural as possible in my home and garden and proud to say I’ve been completely green in my year-round  greenhouse for over a year.   Every  day is a learning experience with information I collect mostly online via Social Networking on Twitter / Facebook.  […]
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Spring Clean Up : Prepare the Tools

I’ve been very excited about the upcoming #gardenchat on Twitter this Monday evening not only because it is a great excuse to sit back after a long day of gardening with my growing connection but  because the topic is a sure sign that SPRING has Sprung!  Now we maybe enduring winter like temperatures but one […]
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Networking Pruning in Anticipation

As the tease to spring arrives and we endure temperatures in the low 60*’s  I can’t help but wonder how many cabin fever zone 5 gardeners made the mistake of getting out and doing some spring clean up in the landscaping?  It is only late February and even though I’m feeling that spring itch we […]
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Seed Keeping Made Easy

We are heading into one of my favorite times of the year for growing and to help keep my addiction for seeds organized I use The Seed Keeper. This is a super handy kit that helps me stay organized because there are dividers in the box and plenty of space for extras. I like to […]
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Moo-Poo for the Holiday

This was the first year in my 22 years of being a home owner that my husband and I are celebrate Christmas with a real tree.   The idea of having a real tree always fascinated me but it just seemed we were always gone for the Holidays and a real tree definitely needs extra TLC.   […]
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Holiday Hidden Beauty

I can’t imagine Christmas without a few Holiday containers in the house.  Not to mention, not having Paperwhites or Amaryllis to add some excitement to the indoor winter gardening experience.   It feels like Christmas morning to me when those buds on these plants start to open.  I can’t help but wonder if the package was […]
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A cat I didn’t like

I will admit we have had some amazing felines who have called our property home. There hasn’t been a kitty I couldn’t say no to if they needed a home. Their have been a few that just couldn’t adapt to living with the other rescue kitties in the outdoors. One cat that has adapted just […]
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Capturing the Sun : Sun Parasoil Madvilla

Enjoy the Sun

The image above is my prize bloom this week in the garden. It is super hard to capture this red in the sunshine. Can you feel the heat of this bloom. The Sun Parasol Mandevilla kicked it in gear with the blooms a few weeks ago when the hot temperatures arrived in my garden. I […]
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Corona : No Bottle Opener but a Quencher in Any Garden

I first came in contact @CoronaTools while following @TeeRiddle on Twitter early in the garden season. Of course I had to ask ‘ Dude… do you have a bottle opener at the end of your gardening tools?!’ When I hear Corona the first thing to mind is the Mexican brew I enjoy at my favorite […]
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