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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s that time of year when the Midwest is participating in the race against time to beat old man winters arrival. One of the many tasks during this time is to prepare the containers for winter storage. With most of today’s container designs they are easy to move indoors or just leave outdoors. However, with […]
This is my fertilize Friday contribution from my Autumn garden. Click on the images in this gallery to view a few comments about the Autumn landscape.
Carol & Kerrie are at it again … spreading their love for growing around this Autumn with the Seed Keeper Project. I had the privilege of speaking with them this afternoon to get the facts on what I could do to make a difference in the school of my choice. Here’s how you can make […]
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 […]
These Will Be Missed …. Frost Arrives Tonight The warm growing outdoors days are numbered as we enter mid-October. I can honestly say I am missing the warm weather already and I will moss the flowers that are blooming to this day. A few of those blooms are in the collage above. 5 feet tall […]
We couldn’t have been more lucky with the weather we are experiencing. The beautiful blue skies and t-shirt perfect weather is making it easy to spend every minute of daily light out getting the treasures that will be spending the winter in the greenhouse in their place. It is the first year in the 2 […]
The blooms are opening on the Mums and the leaves begin the fall from the trees as the sky weeps. With all the rain we’ve received this week I can’t help but wonder if those are tears of happiness of sadness.
Back in early Spring I tweeted a S.O.S. out to my gardening friends on #gardenchat. It was no surprise that I was connect to at least a dozen garden enthusiast all eager to help with advice or at least rally the troops for more information. Once the questions were answered and my fear of roses […]
I would rather be called a ‘Tweeter’ then a ‘blogger’ and in this short share I’ll tell you why. When I wasn’t out in the garden today preparing for the cold days ahead I was at my desk putting the finishing touches on a podcast and networking the community growing on #gardenchat. When I finally […]
Not often do I find myself giggling about unseemly acts as I did during what you are about to hear today. I’m excited to add to my podcast collection, a piece created with my friend Billy who is not only a talented garden writer for Fine Gardening, but also happens to be a witty social […]
Loaded with fun photos using iphone camera app. Do tell if you are ready for Autumn?
It appears cold weather is moving in early this year bringing unseasonal temperatures at night and possibility of frost is in the forecast. If you are like me and wait till the last minute working best under pressure you know that it isn’t too late to get a greenhouse up NOW so you can continue […]
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 […]
Nothing Fancy In a Used Plastic Cup The month of August brought plenty of dry wind and little precipitation while I traveled away from home for garden events. With all the containers in my yard it is impossible to expect them all to be cared for as well as they should be while I’m away. […]
Growing from seed definitely makes me passionate about my harvest. What have you grown from seed this summer?
Summer Dahlia Happy to have had a busy summer filled with nonstop gardening fun but hard to believe that we are turning the page on the calendar to September 2011. I’m not going to say ‘what,where, or when’ only we have so much more growing fun a head of us for 2011. In the photo […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…….
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]