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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.

Summer Crush on Perennial Hibiscus

Summer Crush in Michigan Garden Little did I know when I planted this 3″ pot filled with a hibiscus perennial in my new rose garden in 2013 it would quickly grow to be one of my summer crushes.  I’m talking about a few of my favorite hibiscus including Heartthrob  that has huge blooms that come back every year in my Ohio home […]

Saving Water During Dry Spell

20140806-010933-4173128.jpg All summer it seems I’ve been watching the rain develop over to the North and South of my garden leaving us dry and having to water the garden.  Recently neighboring community Toledo, Ohio water source  was declared toxic and over 400,000 residents were advised NOT to drink or water vegetables with the city water that […]

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 […]