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Four Seasons of Roses 2014 by Susan Fox

I love sharing daily year-round about roses so when I received my copy of Four Seasons of Roses by Susan Fox you can imagine my excitement. Susan provides a calender, plenty of note space and detailed information about what to do in your rose garden January – December. One of my Favorite Rose Shrubs to […]
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Pink Amaryllis Bloom

First Blooms in January : Amaryllis

Amaryllis bulbs that I feature from my home garden are from Longfield Garden’s. They have variety of amaryllis from old favorites like Red Lion and Christmas Gift to new varieties like Nymph or Evergreen. Amaryllis bulbs will bloom 4-8 weeks after planting ….
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January In My Ohio Greenhouse

Winter is one of my favorite seasons because you can experience the best of all seasons in Ohio. Indoors many tropical and houseplants are blooming that remind me of summer and outside a few leaves from Autumn  are dancing in the trees that nestle in my landscape. The new beginnings that Spring brings is in bloom […]
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The Path Behind The Garden

Out for a Snow Walk

Northwest Ohio received a beautiful covering of white snow on our landscapes for New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share the experience with you all so I took some video while out on a snow walk in the woods around my garden. If you can’t view this video – please visit my youtube channel at […]
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Happy New Year with Roses

Celebrate with Cut Flowers in the New Year

Happy New Year – Picked this beautiful boutique of cut flowers up locally to enjoy during the first week of 2014. Cut Flower Tip : When you bring that beautiful boutique of flowers home be sure to cut ( at an angle) at least 1″ off the bottom of the steam.  A fresh cut allows […]
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Home Winter

Tis The Season In My Garden

Tis the Season and I want to share with you some favorite images from my garden landscape that I’ve shared on social media over the last few days along with a winter landscape tip. Tis the Season to enjoy nature and all that it brings to the garden.  I want to share with you a […]
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5 Perfect Gifts For Every Gardener

As a gal who loves to play with plants on a daily bases I would like to share with you my top picks for anyone wanting to get out and grow something. Tonight on #gardenchat Twitter it is all about gift giving. Be sure to join in the conversation on Twitter to find out what ….
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Easy to Make Greenery Center Piece

Keep it simple during the Holiday season is what I’m all about.  In this post I share with you a recycled box from my garden and some trimmings from the Christmas tree that became the center of attention at our coffee table this December. Needed For This Project 1 container or decorative box 3 large […]
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Lanterns and Greener

Holiday Landscape Lantern DIY

One of my favorite accessories in the garden is my collection of black metal lanterns. I use these simple pieces in the landscape year-round. During the Holiday season I love to dress them up to match my home. Red bows and greener to match the theme on the outside of our home to welcome friends […]
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Rose Pairing

5 Things to Be Thankful For

The pumpkin pie plate is being stored until Christmas, searches are being done for creative ways to incorporate leftover Thanksgiving turkey into the weeks meal plan, and the Christmas tree is ready to be decorated.  This year Thanksgiving came late in the month and it feels like a huge rush to move on to the […]
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Must Have More Than One – Rose Garden

Do you believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing?  When it comes to certain roses I believe there is no such thing as too many.  Today I’m encouraging my readers to stop and smell the roses in pairs. When you are shopping for roses pay close attention to how […]
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How To Plant Crocus Along Walkway

There is a section of my garden near the woods that grows these cute tiny blue blooms in early spring. These blooms grow natural and I have yet been able to plant ID them. I can’t help but wonder if the first gardeners who planted crocus in the lawn was trying to recreate this natural […]
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Nature

The Fall of The Golden Ginkgo Leaves

The fan like leaves that can be used for dried crafts and the tall majestic form the mature Ginkgo tree takes on makes this a favorite in my Ohio landscape.  I fell in love with the tree when we moved to the country and became the owner of this tree also known as the maidenhair […]
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Muscari Bulbs : Easy Planting Tips

One of the highlights of spring  is watching these sweet scented blue bulbs called Muscari explode in the border of my landscape. Today I’m sharing with you a few of the reasons I’ve added these blooms to my gardens for over 20 years and how easy they are to add to yours. If you are […]
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Pink Blush Nandina

It was the one plant left behind in Chicago zone 5 at the Independent Garden Show. Could YOU just walk away from a plant that would be thrown in the dumpster? I’m a true plant-fanatic so this little orphan was coming home to Ohio with me!
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