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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.

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 an 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 […]

Dahlia Dare To

2012-07-071 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 A Hot Friday Flaunt

BGgarden Portulaca 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 […]