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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.

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Septembers Hydrangea Blooms : Natures Art

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 […]
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

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.
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Get Excited About Gardening With AAS 2013

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 […]
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From Drive Home in #Ohio

You Don’t Want to Know

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 […]
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Ornamental Grasses

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 […]
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Moving Day #herbchat Guest Host

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 […]
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Old Pick-Up Truck in the Landscape : My County Fair

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 […]
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Recommend a Houseplant

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 […]
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Lemon Shrub Blooms in August

Growing Healthy Citrus in Ohio

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 […]
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Clean Up Saturday with Baby Hawk

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 […]
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Bring The Berry Revolution to Your Home Garden

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 […]
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Tu b e r o u s B e g o n i a Champagne

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 […]
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Dahlia Dare To

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 […]
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It’s A Hot Friday Flaunt

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 […]
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Landscape Idea : Carpet Rose Anyone Can Grow

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!
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Learn How To Grow Roses with #RoseChat

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 […]
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“Hey” from my Friday Ohio Garden

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 / […]
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Growing Tomatoes Online

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 […]
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Join Me on a May #GardenWalk

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 […]
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Ohio Spring Garden 2012

If I Can Grow a Rose

Five summers ago it all started with a pair of Knock Out Roses planted just outside the mudroom attached to our garage. This landscape rose was a new product in my area that promised fabulous blooms with low maintenance. I planted them outside the
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Family Favorite With a Veggie Spin : Taco Salad

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 […]
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Read All About it …. Paper.li

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 […]
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In My Garden : WOW Blooms From Climber On My Front Porch.

Wow Wednesday

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 […]
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Tomato Starters: 3 Varieties For Newbies

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 […]
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Easy Gardening with Romaine and Pansies

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 […]
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