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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.

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 a wonderful article about the different […]

Moving Day #herbchat Guest Host

Herbs in Containers in My BGgarden 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 […]

Recommend a Houseplant

Wandering Jew / Purple Heart 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 […]

Growing Healthy Citrus in Ohio

Lemon Shrub Blooms in August 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 […]

Clean Up Saturday with Baby Hawk

Liriope muscari 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 […]