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Planting Tomato Plants

Brandywine Tomato / Heirloom Tomatoes were the reason I first started growing my own vegetable garden.  Nothing taste better then a ripe home grown tomato. Today I want to share with you how I plant tomatoes in my 40′x60′ traditional garden. Move Mouse Over Each Image  for More Information Planting Tomato Tips Prune lower leafs of starter plant before […]

Growing Cucumbers

Burpless Cucumbers Nothing beats picking a fresh cucumbers from it’s lush green vine and adding slices to your favorite summer menu or just for snacking.  Cucumbers have been at the top of my list for easy veggies to grow because the seed is easy to grow and your will be able to harvest most varieties in under […]

Star of My Garden

tree peonies Blue Amazing that I still have the 5″ cardboard box the tree peonies root was in when I purchased it 4 years ago at a garden center in the Seattle area. I can’t believe I found it in a folder with Northwest Flower Show information I had saved. The Peonies  Tree Blooming this year after being […]

Successful Rose Planting

Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago! You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses.  I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]

Inspiring Green Companion Plant

Hostas Rule this Bed Until the Roses Take Over - Mid-May 2014 Funny what will inspired us to share something so easy to take for granted each day.  That is what almost happen to this hosta plant that is a companion to my roses for the past 8 years in one of my landscape. This hosta just outside my mud room door to the garden is captivating […]

Friday Harvest and Planting Frenzy

20140516-231304.jpg What’s going on in the garden…. Olivia and I are harvesting radishes in the raised bed. Chives in bloom….Excellent on salad! Time to Plant Roses and Potatoes while we watch the spring veggies grow. What are you enjoying in the garden this time of year? Forgive me for such a short post but I have […]

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Strawberry Plant in My Landscape Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy. How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me […]

Tulips on Tuesday

20140513-232838.jpg For the past week the weather has been flirting with summer. With the temperatures near or just above 80 degrees the spring bulbs are taking a beating. Spring Heat Just before the heat kicks in…. The Candy Stripe Tulip opened up and started to drop in one day. The temperature was way above 80*f. Opening […]

Roses are making a come back!

My rose garden begins with the dance of the tulips ..... This winter we made records with over 7 feet of snow and freezing temperatures in my Ohio garden.  With the cold winter fresh in my mind it has  been nerve racking as I wait for my roses to start showing signs of life.   The past six months in the rose garden has totally been […]