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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.

Arrival of the Tree

Wilson’s First Spring

You can imagine our surprise when when this super skinny box arrived last spring from Stark Bro’s. Desperate  to get some apricots from our own garden we were eager to get this sapling planted!   We had tried a few different apricot tree varieties but nothing seemed to survive the winter back in our Ohio […]
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June Berry Strawberry Plant in April 2012

My Love – Hate Relationship with the Strawberry Patch

At the age of 12 years old if you would have asked me if I liked strawberries my answer would have been a quick to change the subject NO.   My history with the berry started in my preteen days when my parents had recently moved to the ‘country’ and decided they were going to be […]
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Dahlia Share from 2011

What’s Your Favorite Flower

Monday on Twitter I came across this blog share from one of my #foodie friends who blogs at The Adirondack Chick. The first bloom that came to mind while retweeting her link was the majestic dahlia blooms that took over my landscape last summer just outside my greenhouse.   I quickly clicked over to her blog […]
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Peonies Tree in Early Spring Ohio Garden

Totally Spring Fertilize Friday

Spring in My Ohio Garden Spring has sprung super early in most of the Midwest gardens this year due to unseasonable warm temperatures.  It has been exciting to see all the green that isn’t usually present in my typical spring photography shares from my garden.  Today to contribute to the Fertilize Friday blogger event that […]
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spring tulips in April

Tulips and Tomatoes

While my April tulips are putting on a show it is my reminder that I need to finish up the early indoor starting of my Summer tomatoes and peppers. I took this photo this afternoon while out weeding.  It is a windy day in my Ohio garden but I’m loving the color and the time […]
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My New Rose

Star of my Garden : Spring Rose Care Tips

The seasons seem to be a bit out of sync with one another after we were thrust into Summer as the official date of spring arrived.  A week after spring arrived the cooler more seasonable temperatures arrived bringing a few below freezing nights that were sure to damage the new summer growth on the shrubs […]
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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?
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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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