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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Poison Ivy : Leaves of Three – Let It Be! If you have ever encountered poison ivy and have dealt with the skin irritation that most commonly follows then you know the long term lasting effects from this plant. It almost seems unfair how poison ivy attacks. If you are not aware of the ‘three […]
The high school band march to the ceremony down Main Street The Geraniums loving the heat at the Cemetery Ceremony (be sure to click, on the video blow for music while you check out this post) Selection from the High School band at the Ceremony
Two Year Old Lantana Putting On A Show It was a race to beat the storm on Wednesday as I ran out to the garden with my Nikon to capture some of the action. First on the list was to water the greenhouse goodies and move the flats of bedding plants I had waiting to […]
Is it just me or does it seem like when we are home with some time to spend in our gardens the time goes by so very fast? This weekend was totally one of those moments for me and my family as we spent most of our time dodging the storms and putting together a […]