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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.

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 […]

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 […]

iCloud I Like

I'm On Icloud This Morning 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]