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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.


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 […]
Collecting Rain and Social Networking

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.  […]
No Stitches Required This Time - USE CAUTION with the properly maintained tools.

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 […]

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 […]
Exciting Sprouts

Vitamins, Fiber, Protein, Anti-Oxidants, and Enzymes & NO SOIL Required!

On a recent visit to a local community garden I was introduced to sprouts.   I know some of you are scratching your head thinking ‘what in the world is Bren thinking… sprouts have been around forever!’.  Yes they have been around for a long time but I recently discovered a simple and easy way to […]
Ready to start Sowing!

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 […]
Moo Poo Under the Tree

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.   […]
Amaryllis Bulb Art

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 […]

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 […]
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 […]

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 […]

Sharing Container Ideas’ on Mothers Day

My children enjoy sharing from the Garden on Mothers Day. Mothers Day morning I awoke to my children bringing me breakfast in bed and a garden full of spring blooms. It was time to get planting those containers as I usually do this time of year. My goal is to have the containers in place […]

Seed Keeper Company – Making Seed Planting Easy

I had the pleasure of making the garden connection with the lovely garden ladies at on Facebook last week. Yesterday, I received in the mail the coolest addition to my addiction to seeds!  A handy storage bin loaded with accessories to use in my seed adventures. Yahoooo!  I’m  Super excited to share this new […]
more seeds

Bulbs, Jiffy, and Cajun Finds

Just another blessed day in early spring this Wednesday afternoon in the BGgarden as the birds sing and the garden starts to come alive.  The sun shining gives us temperatures above normal and the new seedlings were needing some tender loving care in the greenhouse. Today  I was in search of Jiffy containers to plant […]
Hydrengea in the Rain

From My Potting Table

During the Spring and Summer season I hope to share what wonderful products and blooms I am using in my garden 2010.  Today is the first day of spring am I am super excited to share this video with what I found today!

A Brew My Plants Will Enjoy!

Another snow day in my neck of the woods with the blustery wind blowing so bad that I didn’t dare wonder to far from the warm house.   Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be one of the few customers at William Sonoma to snatch up a  mulling spice ball that are hard to […]