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Sunflower in Landscape

Successes and Failures in the Garden 2014

It’s Monday …  when I turned on my PC and started my Pandora playlist for background music as I worked the first song was Manic Monday. This weekend was our first hard frost in Ohio and I lost a few pretties outside but everything I wanted to save for next year or grow over the […]
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A few of my favorite mums

New Chrysanthemums and a Growing Tip

Each  Autumn a few of my local garden centers carry a few new varieties of chrysanthemums.  It is so much fun to look at the spectacular show on display at the center and pick a few new ones to grow in my home garden. This month while looking for a tree to replace one we […]
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Tips on Growing Begonia in the Home Garden

In the spring I did some experimenting and started a few begonias from seed / root. I had grown a begonia from a tuber a year ago successfully but because it was my first time the green that slowly grew was lost when I put it back in the greenhouse the following Autumn. Here’s how to grow […]
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How to Grow Caladiums Indoors

One of the prettiest leaf patterns on a plant is that of the caladium. I just love the beautiful colors in the large heart shaped leaves of this plant and would do almost anything to keep it growing indoors through the winter. A few years ago…..
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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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Burpless Cucumbers

Growing Cucumbers

Nothing beats picking a fresh cucumbers from it’s lush green vine and adding slices to your favorite summer menu or just for snacking.  Cucumbers have been at the top of my list for easy veggies to grow because the seed is easy to grow and your will be able to harvest most varieties in under […]
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Strawberry Plant in My Landscape

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy. How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me […]
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Why Not Succulents

ucculents make eye-catching container plants because they’re easy to grow and they can be found in most any retail center. I really love how you can grow succulents just about any where!
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Find Inspiration HGTVgardens on #gardenchat

Do you ever get in a rut and you just can’t think gardening? What inspired you to get in the garden? If you follow my shares about gardening daily you will find it hard to believe that sometimes I get ‘burned’ out and just can’t think about design in my garden. You won’t want to miss #gardenchat ( Twitter chat forum) tonight when the guest host is HGTV gardens. I’m really excited because the topic is ‘Gardening Rut – Where do you turn?’ and I know it will totally inspire anyone who Tweets in!
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Plant Party – Kid Friendly Way to Say Happy Earth Day!

Let’s teach our kids about Earth Day by having a Plant Party!  The month of April is a time to celebrate Earth Day as well as bring awareness to the many different houseplants that are kid friendly. My #LittleHelper Having Fun Decorating The Plant Party Container The ‘O2 four You’ program by Costa Farms is […]
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Amaryllis Natural : No Soil

Have you ever grown anything with no soil? I was inspired by a photo on Google+ this morning by Nancy Wallace  (Garden Consultation) to try growing my amaryllis in a glass container with no soil. I had seen images of bulbs growing this way before in a few popular home magazines but have never actually […]
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Recommend a Houseplant

I’ve got the houseplant for you ….. Seriously! A few weeks ago my Twitter friend @queen_elisheba  and I were chatting about how we both would like to grow more plants indoors.  It wasn’t until I started moving plants indoors to protect from the cooler temperatures  that I  realized I had the perfect plant for newbies […]
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Houseplant Wana-Be’s

In a matter of seconds the Weather Channel App completely rescheduled my gardening agenda for this week. Who would have imagined the forecast would have temperatures in the 30’s this soon in September after the wacky patterns Mother Nature had been delivering this year.  I think I must have checked that  @weatherchannel reading on my […]
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Gardenia Indoors

There is nothing more fragrant then the fresh bloom of the gardenia plant.  This beautiful species caught my eye back in late winter last year when I was a guest of Costa Farms to view the amazing trial gardens in Miami, Florida where their greenhouse are located. One thing I’ve learned as a photographer is […]
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Lemon Shrub Blooms in August

Growing Healthy Citrus in Ohio

My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring some of my favorite garden centers and what they were doing during the holiday season. You can find out more about […]
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Plant Up Some Kid-Friendly Hanging Boxes

Being a Mom has been a pretty cool gig… especially when we can play in the garden soil together.  A few years back I came across these really neat hanging baskets that had clips on them that could attach to the side of a deck.  The first thing I thought of was the railing on […]
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Veggies and Blooms

Tucking Flowers Under Veggies ..What Has This World Come To?!

Plenty of sharing going on the gardening social networks about mixing your veggie with some favorite annuals in the garden.  I love this share by Jenny Peterson titled “Mix it up with Edibles and Ornamentals” over at the Proven Winners Gardening Blog Site.  If you have yet to check out the awesome team of garden […]
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Containers Need Love Too

It’s that time of year when the Midwest is participating in the race against time to beat old man winters arrival. One of the many tasks during this time is to prepare the containers for winter storage.  With most of today’s container designs they are easy to move indoors or just leave outdoors.  However, with […]
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Summer Hibiscus

Summer Magic

This is the bloom of a Hibiscus braided tree that is growing on my full afternoon sun home deck.  This container has been wintered over in my zone 5 greenhouse for the past 2 winters.   The bloom is kissing the lantana blooms below and  it may need a  larger container with hopes the tropical hibiscus […]
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Great Combo that will Explode In Your Garden!

Container Explosion

Caution : Container That Explodes Throughout the Season After watching this container design filled with a few of my favorite colors this season erupt into summer, I ‘m seriously considering creating a category dedicated to Container Design.  This combination I’m sharing today will explode all the way into the first frost. Tag for a Winning […]
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