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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 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 […]
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tomatoland

I Live In 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 […]
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Summer Hibiscus

Summer Magic

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 […]
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Evening Summer Getaway

As the gas prices this summer go up, I find myself discovering creative ways to keep the family entertained without going to far from home. We have always been the family…….
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@BG_Garden twitter share on the road!

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 […]
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Safe To NUKE anywhere!

Quick Note About A Quick Cure

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 […]
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Pizzazz in My Raised Beds

Pesto Pizzazz Recipe

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 […]
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Daisy Blooms June - August

Shasta Daisy : Silver Princess Guaranteed Bloom

Silver Princess Shasta Daisy Take Center Stage This evening I spent a few moments with my 50mm lens on my Nikon Camera in my home garden that is totally taking shape after a rough spring.  I will admit that after spending yesterday in award winning landscapes  with the APLD group I thought I would return […]
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Zinnia Seed Labeling Tip from Bren

Zinnia Seed Indentification Made Easy

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 […]
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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 Like this:Like Loading…
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Yellow Is My Favorite Color

Capture Before The Storm

Two Year Old Lantana Putting On A Show It was a race to beat the storm on Wednesday as I ran out to the garden with my Nikon to capture some of the action.   First on the list was to water the greenhouse goodies and move the flats of bedding plants I had waiting to […]
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Mandivilla's early spring 2011

A New Space To Grow : Mandevilla

Is it just me or does it seem like  when we are home with some  time to spend in our gardens the time goes by so very fast? This weekend was totally one of those moments for me and my family as we spent most of our time dodging the storms and putting together a […]
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Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Green?

I can’t believe I’m sharing this snapshot – look at all those weeds!    The rain and cooler weather has been keeping me inside for most of the week.   Thanks to all the rain, the beds I had cleaned out are getting new growth as well as some new weeds popping up.   This image above is […]
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Mobile Upload : Greenhouse Landscape Project 5/11

Planting Potatoes Year 2

My First Potato / July 2010 Last year was the first year to experiment with growing  a garden in raised bed structures.  One of the hot topics on #gardenchat / Twitter was planting potatoes.  With a little help from my friends online I was educated about how easy it was to grow all types of […]
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Petunias by Proven Winners

When To Fertilize

Last week was the last of the  Outdoor Living Extravaganza Event hosted by Proven Winners for Spring 2011.  Four major cities in Canada and the United States were chosen to kick off  the planting season by holding a retreat and seminar featuring local garden specialist.  I attended the Canadian event held in Toronto, Ontario.   Toronto […]
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