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German Statice For Christmas

Looking through Christmas decoration images from years past I came across this image of my fireplace mantel decorated with dried flowers from the summer garden.  I totally forgot about 2006 when I was first introduced to perennials with flowers that can be dried.  One of the first plants I grew was the German Statice after […]
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Garden-pedia: Meet Maria Zampini

Maria Zampini has teamed up with Pamela Bennett of The Ohio State University to co-author the only book you will ever need to understand garden speak! She is a familiar face if you’ve been to any garden center or garden show event.  You can also find Maria on the HGTV Home Plants Website where she […]

Adding Cut Flowers To Your Holiday Decor

There is nothing better than fresh flowers in the home for the Holiday Season. I love bringing home rose, mums, fresh greens and daisies to use in vases on the dining table.  The blooms remind me of summer to come and keeps a smile on my face knowing that spring won’t be to far away! […]
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Whats Up With that Carrot?

I grew this carrot in my raised bed garden. What a surprise to pull it out and find it was different than the others. What did I do?  Is this a bad thing? Social Media Gardening Shared @BG_garden to much organic matter in your soil will cause multiple root growth. — matthew robinson (@matthewtheplant) December […]
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Napa and Nasturtium Recipe to Grow

One of my favorite images from the raised bed garden mainly because I can still taste the amazing salads we made with red romaine, napa cabbage and the bright orange Nasturtium blooms. Everything in this photo was grown from seed except for the napa cabbage that I bought as a start plant from a local garden […]

Digging Deep with Fran Sorin: 10th Anniversary Edition Cyber Book Party and Giveaway

Join in the #DIGGINGDEEPCYBERBOOKPARTY this week for your chance to win gardening products and a copy of Fran Sorins best seller ‘Digging Deep : Unearth Your Creative Roots Through Gardening ‘.During this event we celebrate the publication of Fran Sorin’s 10th Anniversary Edition Digging Deep, a personally engaging book that gets to the heart, soul and “why” […]

Mexican Sunflower Seed Saving

This isn’t the first year I grow Tithonia, also called Mexican Sunflower but it sure did make an impression in my garden this year. When I picked the…

Manure Makers : Autumn Veggie Garden Update

Winter came early this year with our first snow fall on November 14. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I’m we were able to get the veggie garden covered with a few inches of manure from the neighbors horses.  Upon completion of spreading the manure I had to share an image on Social […]

Growing Tips, Food Saftey Information and More with Janet Cassidy Podcast

Every Autumn it is always a treat to check out the new pumpkins and squash I’m finding at garden centers and farmers markets. I’ve always been fasinated with growing pumpkins but have only been successful a few times. There really is an art to growing beautiful squash and pumpkins and today #canninglive host Janet Cassidy […]
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Wild Turkey Sighting

Just before sunset in early November I spotted something big fly up into the treeline close to my greenhouse in my Ohio backyard. At first I thought it might be one of the eagles that nest close by but as I looked closer the bird was much ‘fatter’ and its head was small. As I got about […]