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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.

Wonder Wednesday : Aliens?

Alien Pack? Something  about walking the black swamp woods this time of year puts me in a  trance.  It is almost like exploring another time which makes me lose track of the world outside of the woods.   I can’t help but wonder if I am sharing that walk with someone unknowing. Perhaps that other is in […]

Bloom Tuesday

As the nights begin to creep down closer to freezing I can’t help but wonder how many more Bloom Tuesdays shares from outdoors we will enjoy for this year.  To some the thoughts of Autumn includes putting the blooms to sleep for the winter and a rest period of sort to prepare for next season […]

Fertilize Friday

Dendranthema 'Frost Igloo' A showcase of Chrysanthemums that I’m enjoying in my garden on Fertilize Friday.   If you click on the images above you will see a larger image with description.  I think my favorite this year is the daisy like mum with the yellow centers.  That bloom is just so ‘happy’.

Lantana Pods

It has been almost a year since I’ve been totally into seeds.  I grew most of my annuals and veggies in the gardens this year from seeds.  The urge to seed shop is still a compulsion of mine and I have yet to pass a good seed display in the shops.  As the season changes […]

Friday Flaunt Captures Stages

Gaillardia ‘Fanfare’ Common name : Blanket Flower The Blanket Flower always puts on a fabulous show the first year in my garden.  The second year it is just a memory because I never have luck with this perennial returning to my garden.   The Gaillardia in the image above is in its’ second year so this […]

Canning Tomatoes Part 1

canning project It All Starts with a Seed In the early spring 2010 I shared with you some planting tips I learned online at some of my favorite websites. As the seasons turned from spring to summer I planted the tomatoes, enjoyed watching them grow, harvested for daily menu use and today I am going to share […]

Friday Flaunt

Cosmos ‘Snowpuff’ : wonderful to find this blooming in my raised bed today. Forgive me for such a short post but I am on my way to Dallas, Texas to cover the GWA  Garden Writers Association presents the “Virtual Garden Tour” from Dallas .