Do You Like the Smell of Tomato Leaves? Nothing beats the joy you will feel when you plant a little tiny seed and in a few short warm weeks it becomes this amazing new plant. In the top photo is a new variety of tomato that my brother in law gave me. It is expect […]
Yummy Romaine Garden that was Easy to Grow While you are out enjoying the amazing spring weather hitting most of the Midwest this weekend be sure to think of gardening in your own space. It doesn’t matter if you have a big space or small space to garden Romaine lettuce is one the easiest veggies […]
I really love asking people to “Pin Me” …. doesn’t the idea of sticking it to someone make you take a second look at what is being shared on social media? I’m officially inviting you to come “pin” a group of amazing bloggers I just followed Val’s Food and or Art Blog over to Natasha […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One thing I’m horrible about is keeping the tags from perennials. Maybe you can help me identify what this spring bloom is?
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 […]
Love the color this Autumn Succulent Container was displaying at Greensgrow Farm in Pa.
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 […]