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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 […]
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Boo Kitty Garden Helper

Containers Need Love Too

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 […]
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The Herb Garden Located in the Childrens Garden / Garfield Park Indy

Helping Communities Grow Starts In School Gardens

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 […]
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I'm On Icloud This Morning

iCloud I Like

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 […]
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Look Whats Holding On

Friday Flaunt in Autumn

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 […]
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Herbs on a Roll

Rollin’ Makes It Easy

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 […]
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Mums Bloom

Weeping Autumn

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.
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My Rose Collection Today

#rosechat on Healthy Roses Year-Round

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 […]
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Dogwood seeds

Two For Tuesday

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 […]
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Photo by Courtney Tompkins

Crimes Against Horticulture With Billy Goodnick

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 […]
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Greenhouse In September

It’s Not Too Late

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 […]
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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 […]
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tomatoes and little trees

Little Secrets On My Summer Windowsill

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.  […]
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Happy To Have – Hard To Handle

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 […]
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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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Great Combo that will Explode In Your Garden!

Container Explosion

Caution : Container That Explodes Throughout the Season After watching this container design filled with a few of my favorite colors this season erupt into summer, I ‘m seriously considering creating a category dedicated to Container Design.  This combination I’m sharing today will explode all the way into the first frost. Tag for a Winning […]
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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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