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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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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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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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