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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.

Raking,Weeding and Planting – It’s Spring!

It’s officially Spring …. I know the actual date was seven days ago but now that the normal temperatures are back it is time to celebrate!  This time of year finds me out soaking up the spring sunshine and out of the house we just spent the cold winter months taking shelter in. Conversing with […]
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Lilacs in late March

Live Stream from My March Ohio Garden

Last night we had some wicked cold temperatures hit our part of the country after a few weeks of amazing above normal weather that has brought signs of early summer to our gardens.   According to the tweets I was reading the day before, many were covering their shrubs, perennials and moving annuals indoors.  First of […]
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Herb Chat with Garden Writer Kate Copsey

This afternoon I had the privilege of meeting up with my friend Kate Copsey of Americas Home Grown Veggie Show.  Garden writer Kate gave a presentation on culinary herbs to a group who gathered at the Simpson Garden in Bowling Green, Ohio.   It was a great opportunity to share with my online network Kates talk […]
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Wordless Wednesday

One thing I’m horrible about is keeping the tags from perennials. Maybe you can help me identify what this spring bloom is? Like this:Like Loading…
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African Bush Daisy by Costa Farms

I Miss You Yellows

This is the Ball : Durango Flame French Marigold I think my favorite Fertilize Friday / Flaunt Your Blooms shares that I participate in on my garden friend Glenda’s site take place in the winter. In the summer it is hard to decide which bloom I’ll pick from the garden to talk about. In the […]
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Birds

Lazy Bird Watch

Does every gardener take to birdwatching in the winter months?  At first last year when I started networking the birds I spotted and took photos of from my office window I felt a bit odd.  I guess I always thought of birdwatching as a hobby old people enjoyed doing because it was something you could […]
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Story Behind The Name

One of the highlights of being involved on Twitter is sharing and learning from my #gardenchat friends.  From time to time I get a questions that would make a creative blog post topic and this entry happens to be one of those posts.  Today I’m inviting you to join in on this topic as well […]
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Autumn Away with the Wind

In a short windy evening, the beautiful color in the landscape was whisked away.  The color splashes throughout my surrounds is now tossing and turning as the winter winds arrive.     I’m missing that autumn walk out my mudroom door as my Aussie Olivia takes her spot in the warm lawn ( photo above). Getting down […]
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I'm On Icloud This Morning

iCloud I Like

Cozy Slippers, Coffee, Dahlias, and my icloud for sharing it all This is the one cloud that is truly creating continuous sunshine in my Apple world and I hope to share with you what I’ve experienced in this short post.  I recently became an Apple user and have had a 90% positive experience since purchasing […]
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Photo by Courtney Tompkins

Crimes Against Horticulture With Billy Goodnick

Not often do I find myself giggling about unseemly acts as I did during what you are about to hear today.   I’m excited to add to my podcast collection, a piece created with my friend Billy who is not only a talented garden writer for Fine Gardening, but also happens to be a witty social […]
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Growing Style on my Apple

Quick Video Sharing How EASY It Is To Have Costa Farms At Your Finger Tips! A little over a month ago I took the ‘plunge’ and I purchased a smart phone.   I not only went ‘smart’ …. I went really smart and bought an Iphone.    Now keep in mind I was already an ipad […]
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tomatoes and little trees

Little Secrets On My Summer Windowsill

Nothing Fancy In a Used Plastic Cup The month of August brought plenty of dry wind and little precipitation while I traveled away from home for garden events.  With all the containers in my yard it is impossible to expect them all to be cared for as well as they should be while I’m away.  […]
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Happy To Have – Hard To Handle

Summer Dahlia Happy to have had a busy summer filled with nonstop gardening fun but hard to believe that we are turning the page on the calendar to September 2011.    I’m not going to say ‘what,where, or when’ only we have so much more growing fun a head of us for 2011. In the photo […]
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