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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.

Extreme Green and Dressing

Nothing grows as healthy as my lettuce mixes in the greenhouse.  I usually have at least a dozen container growing at random times so we can always enjoy a fresh mix on the dinner table.   For information on the seeds I use and my greenhouse conditions read more HERE or click on the image to […]

First Frost of the Season

I’m starting to see winter in my neck of the woods. Black Lace™ Sambucus Nigra I’m seeing some stress on my Proven Winners Sambucus after 2 nights in a row of temperature down in the low 30*F’s. The view this morning after the heavy frost of the 8 foot shrub is a reminder of winter. […]

Autumn Storm on Ginkgo

The weather turned dark quickly this late Tuesday morning. Here is the view from under my Gingko tree that appears to have taken on Autumn color over night. I can’t help but think the 60 plus MPH winds may have scared those Autumn tones out of it. My hopes are that there will be a […]

Seasons Change

I’m loving the change of seasons as I work hard to prepare for more shares from my garden to continue into the winter season. Cleaning the garden beds, putting trellis away for the winter, loading up the greenhouse where I am growing year round and collecting images from my garden world to share with you […]

Begonia Heat in Autumn

Illumination® Orange Tuberous Begonia / Proven Winners Illumination® OrangeTuberous Begonia by Proven Winners Click in the Gallery above for closer look! The Illumination Orange Begonia by Proven Winners that I found at a local Garden Center has been growing on my front porch since early June.    I’m loving the heat these summer favorites are putting off during these cool days of Autumn.   […]

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’.