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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.

Successful Rose Planting

Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago! You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses.  I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]

Inspiring Green Companion Plant

Hostas Rule this Bed Until the Roses Take Over - Mid-May 2014 Funny what will inspired us to share something so easy to take for granted each day.  That is what almost happen to this hosta plant that is a companion to my roses for the past 8 years in one of my landscape. This hosta just outside my mud room door to the garden is captivating […]

Friday Harvest and Planting Frenzy

20140516-231304.jpg What’s going on in the garden…. Olivia and I are harvesting radishes in the raised bed. Chives in bloom….Excellent on salad! Time to Plant Roses and Potatoes while we watch the spring veggies grow. What are you enjoying in the garden this time of year? Forgive me for such a short post but I have […]

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

Traditional Rose of Sharon Shrub Have you seen any exciting new shrubs to add to your landscape this season?  Now is the time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees in my gardening zone. One of my favorite plants to watch for at my local garden centers is from the Hibiscus family.  I’m passionate about the Rose of Sharon shrub and […]

Tis The Season In My Garden

Home Winter Tis the Season and I want to share with you some favorite images from my garden landscape that I’ve shared on social media over the last few days along with a winter landscape tip. Tis the Season to enjoy nature and all that it brings to the garden.  I want to share with you a […]

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

2-DSC_0036 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.

You Don’t Want to Know

From Drive Home in #Ohio 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 […]

Ornamental Grasses

DSC_0061 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 […]