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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.

Hollyhock in my Garden

When we first moved into our home in the country I was very excited to see that hollyhocks were on the property.  However, the previous owner didn’t pick the ideal location for these old fashion easy to care for flowers. The assortment of mauve, pink, and white hollyhocks were located up against the house.  In […]

I Live In Tomatoland

tomatoland It isn’t every day an article or book can change your lifestyle.  Of course for me it takes additional weeks during my prime growing season to get through an entire book because I’m more of a visual person who would rather be out taking photos or some where with my hands in the soil.   After […]

Summer Magic

Summer Hibiscus This is the bloom of a Hibiscus braided tree that is growing on my full afternoon sun home deck.  This container has been wintered over in my zone 5 greenhouse for the past 2 winters.   The bloom is kissing the lantana blooms below and  it may need a  larger container with hopes the tropical hibiscus […]

Twitter Junkie and Proud Of It!

They say the first steps to recovery is ‘admitting you have a problem’. However, I am fighting with myself to agree that  my addiction to sharing my gardening world by using the social networking site Twitter is an actual problem.   As a parent it is a general rule that we do not ‘text’ during dinner […]

Quick Note About A Quick Cure

Safe To NUKE anywhere! Busy Bee takes on a whole new meaning if you are gardening back near my greenhouse in the  potting table area this time of year.  These big wasp type insects are buzzing away at the untreated lumber used to construct the hang over that shields my potting table from rain.   This type of structure is […]

Pesto Pizzazz Recipe

Pizzazz in My Raised Beds Basil Plant Loaded with Flavor Adds To The Energy Of This Raised Bed Burpee Sweet Basil & Ball Annual Favorites This is the second year of totally mixing it up in the gardens around the greenhouse.  In the images above I share a few of my favorites by Burpee Home Garden. Color dances early in […]

Zinnia Seed Indentification Made Easy

Zinnia Seed Labeling Tip from Bren Pink, Yellow & Orange – BGgarden Theme Colors 2011 IF you are familiar with my garden networking there is no doubt you will agree I’m a seed addict.  I love everything about seeds!  How can anyone not love the experience of nurturing your own plants in your home & garden? Saving seeds from the plant […]

Memorial Day Flower

The high school band march to the ceremony down Main Street The Geraniums loving the heat at the Cemetery Ceremony (be sure to click, on the video blow for music while you check out this post) Selection from the High School band at the Ceremony