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Gardening in zone 5b

North America is divided into gardening zones to help categorize and create organization when sharing garden information. This is where you will find information about growing in zone 5b Ohio.

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Whats Up With that Carrot?

I grew this carrot in my raised bed garden. What a surprise to pull it out and find it was different than the others. What did I do?  Is this a bad thing? Social Media Gardening Shared @BG_garden to much organic matter in your soil will cause multiple root growth. — matthew robinson (@matthewtheplant) December […]
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Manure Makers : Autumn Veggie Garden Update

Winter came early this year with our first snow fall on November 14. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I’m we were able to get the veggie garden covered with a few inches of manure from the neighbors horses.  Upon completion of spreading the manure I had to share an image on Social […]
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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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Plumbago in Autumn

In my ‘Red, White and Blue Garden’ the plumbago is still putting on a striking color show. I’m so glad I added this to this little 6’x6′ growing space outside the mud room entry. The only problem I’ve had with this plant is I keep forgetting it’s name. @BG_garden plumbago — renita alexander (@kineard3) October […]
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Lava Lamp Coral Bell

Tucked under a ornamental Japanese maple tree in the small garden in between the porch and front sun room entrance of my home there are a few tiny gardens. Each year it’s been fun trying new things in between the established perennials, hibiscus shrubs and tree. I’ve had containers tucked in between hosta plants,herbs, new […]
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Flower Flaunt Friday

Some of my fellow gardeners have shared with me how they enjoy this time of year because it is a break from all the labor in the summer garden.  I’m excited to see the color and pull things into the greenhouse to continue the growing as winter approaches.  Today I want to share with you some […]
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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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Think Weed and add a Joe Pye to Your Garden

This is the first year in my landscape located behind the garage that the Joe Pye weed is larger then my Oakleaf hydrangea.  At first I was totally bummed that my beloved hydrangea had to be cut all the way back to the ground after the hard winter. Once the Herbaceous perennial ( Joe Pye weed) […]
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Hiding Out with Hostas : Tips on Planting Tulips

Summer is quickly coming to an end and it is time to seriously start thinking about Spring. As the blooms start to fad and the cool days of Autumn are just around the corner it’s time to start digging holes for bulbs. One of my favorite additions to the garden that I enjoy having as […]
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