The gardens are the canvas as nature creates and shares art….. This image is from my back landscape behind the garage. It is by far one of my favorite hydrangeas – the oak-leaf hydrangea. I’ve shared this shrub on my social networks for well over 6 years and can’t stress enough how it is a […]
Want to learn how to grow your own veggies at home? Check out this Google Hang-Out Web Event to learn more. In this video Pam Bennett, with Ohio State University Extension and myself share information about basic gardening. We cover raised beds, soil, composting, easy veggies to grow and more.
This year in my home garden I’ve got some exciting new veggies and blooms growing from seed. The art of growing a beautiful garden from seed is quit easy if you just take the time to read careful planting directions for each variety and have patience. The little bit of effort will be well […]
I’m not sure how long that fully loaded truck sat in the tomato field but I can tell you it was longer then the time it took me to harvest my own home grown in my 40′x50′ veggie garden and process them for winter meals. This photo came to mind when I recently read ‘Fresh […]
Boo Kitty Playing Under the Tall Grass in Autumn There are many different varieties of ornamental grasses. I’m not sure which variety of ornamental grass I have featured in the blog post above but judging by the google searches I’ve done I think it is Pampas Grass. There is an wonderful article about the different […]
I’m guest hosting on one of my favorite Twitter Chats tomorrow right in the middle of a very important moving day! For the past 2 weeks I’ve been cleaning my greenhouse, mixing new soil and digging up all the goodies I don’t want to lose when old man winter arrives in my garden. Tomorrow I […]
Click Image To Enlarge The Wood County Fair is always an event for all to enjoy. This year I think more then just gardeners enjoyed the showcase of different landscape designs that were featured throughout the Wood County Fairgrounds. If you were to ask just about anyone where to find out gardening information they are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Busy week ahead with heading to the Independent Garden Center Show and loading up the GMC and throwing a party with LaManda at the Peterson Garden in Chicago. I made a commitment to spend most of the day on Saturday cleaning up around the front landscape of my home. I’m glad I made that choice […]
A glimpse into my rose garden that i was inspired to design by my friends on Twitter. You will also find a few of my feline friends who just love to enjoy the garden with me.
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 […]