The gardens are the canvas as nature creates and shares art….. This image is from my back landscape behind the garage. It is by far one of my favorite hydrangeas – the oak-leaf hydrangea. I’ve shared this shrub on my social networks for well over 6 years and can’t stress enough how it is a […]
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.
This year in my home garden I’ve got some exciting new veggies and blooms growing from seed. The art of growing a beautiful garden from seed is quit easy if you just take the time to read careful planting directions for each variety and have patience. The little bit of effort will be well […]
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 […]
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 a wonderful article about the different […]
I’m guest hosting on one of my favorite Twitter Chats tomorrow right in the middle of a very important moving day! For the past 2 weeks I’ve been cleaning my greenhouse, mixing new soil and digging up all the goodies I don’t want to lose when old man winter arrives in my garden. Tomorrow I […]
Click Image To Enlarge The Wood County Fair is always an event for all to enjoy. This year I think more then just gardeners enjoyed the showcase of different landscape designs that were featured throughout the Wood County Fairgrounds. If you were to ask just about anyone where to find out gardening information they are […]
I’ve got the houseplant for you ….. Seriously! A few weeks ago my Twitter friend @queen_elisheba and I were chatting about how we both would like to grow more plants indoors. It wasn’t until I started moving plants indoors to protect from the cooler temperatures that I realized I had the perfect plant for newbies […]
My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring some of my favorite garden centers and what they were doing during the holiday season. You can find out more about […]
Busy week ahead with heading to the Independent Garden Center Show and loading up the GMC and throwing a party with LaManda at the Peterson Garden in Chicago. I made a commitment to spend most of the day on Saturday cleaning up around the front landscape of my home. I’m glad I made that choice […]
A glimpse into my rose garden that i was inspired to design by my friends on Twitter. You will also find a few of my feline friends who just love to enjoy the garden with me.
It use to be you could only have your own farm fresh fruit if you had the property to grow them. Today there are many different varieties of fruit trees and shrubs that have been cultivated for the small space grower. If you follow my blog you know that I live in the country in […]
At first glance the bloom of the tuberous Begonia looks like a rose. The champagne color caught my eye while shopping at a local IGC. and I just knew it would stand out on the shaded deck near our pond. This annual has been growing in the hanging basket featured in the image above for […]
Today’s Share From My Ohio Garden The ‘big ones’ always scared me when I would see them in the garden centers but today I grow them in my own garden fearlessly. I shared these bulbs I purchased back in April on Twitter If you ever thought you could never grow a dahlia think again. This […]
It’s Record High In The Garden and The Portulaca is Loving it! As July arrives so does the heat this weekend in most of the United States. It has been a crazy growing year for us gardeners and many are rethinking how they grow in their personal gardens. Today I’m sharing some of my Ohio […]
A quick update from my Ohio Garden during this heat wave…..
Today as I prepare for the heat wave that is coming across from the Midwest I took a few minutes out of my schedule to share with you one of my favorite landscape corners located at my Ohio home. You are going to love this Fourth of July color combination and a rose that ANYONE can grow!
Rose Share on Twitter From My Garden : Cream Showing Pink Petals Did you know that you can learn how to grow a rose using social media? It is true : I am living proof! I was once a sceptical of roses in my garden and being adventurous for me was adding a few fool […]
A Favorite Gardens in my Ohio Yard is the corner of my Greenhouse Landscape Project Join me for a walk through one of my gardens here in my very dry corner of the state of Ohio. In the video below upload to Youtube I take you out to the garden landscape surrounding the breezeway / […]
What’s not to love about social media? You can now grow tomatoes in cyber space …. well at least learn the details on how to by the experts! we are so lucky in this day and age to be able to have 1,000’s of experts to help us in all aspects of life including growing […]
On Thursday, the last week of May 2012 I was busy in the garden weeding, planting and mulching when I decided to do a live stream of my progress. Using the smart phone app Ustream to share live from my garden has provided a way for me to document my progress as well as help […]
I think my son thinks I’m Super Mom because he always gives me just 24 hours notice when he needs a special dish for a Boy Scout or School Band event. In theme with my super hero status I must add that yesterday was another one of those test to see if I could ‘leap […]
Do you subscribe to a Paperli yet? It is a fun way to orgainize what you follow on the social netoworks such as Twitter, Facebook and Google +. You can even attach your favorite RSS feeds making it possible to share just about anything on the web with your friends who follow you online. The […]
This rose was purchases at a local Walmart for $4 three years ago. It took off growing when we added the trellis that we made from left over plumbing pipe. I feed this rose all year round with Starbucks coffee grounds and egg shells from my kitchen. I wish the blog could provide a scent […]
Do You Like the Smell of Tomato Leaves? Nothing beats the joy you will feel when you plant a little tiny seed and in a few short warm weeks it becomes this amazing new plant. In the top photo is a new variety of tomato that my brother in law gave me. It is expect […]
Yummy Romaine Garden that was Easy to Grow While you are out enjoying the amazing spring weather hitting most of the Midwest this weekend be sure to think of gardening in your own space. It doesn’t matter if you have a big space or small space to garden Romaine lettuce is one the easiest veggies […]