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Ultimate Walkout Landscape

The aultiment  When I think of walkout landscaping this spectacular lake front garden that was part of a landscape tour I went on in Cleveland Ohio in 2012 is the first thing that pops into my mind. How cool is this platform that hoovers over Lake Erie giving you the effect that you are walking […]
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Remembering Spring in my September Garden

It’s early a late morning share from my rose garden that I started out front my sun room two years ago. September 25 was a perfect weather day in the garden with a cool breeze and temperatures in the low 70’s. The roses blooming today like they do in late May is a wonderful surprise […]
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Tips on Growing Begonia in the Home Garden

In the spring I did some experimenting and started a few begonias from seed / root. I had grown a begonia from a tuber a year ago successfully but because it was my first time the green that slowly grew was lost when I put it back in the greenhouse the following Autumn. Here’s how to grow […]
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It’s Autumn at Bench’s Greenhouse

It’s almost Autumn and I’m totally in the mood to decorate the garden as we head into the fall season. One of my favorite things to do is to head out for a drive and check out the sights and sounds in my area as the season changes. Trunk full…. Time to head home and […]
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Why Limelight Hydrangea in Your Homegarden

Why consider a Limelight Hydrangea? Not only is this shrub easy to grow, it can be found in most garden centers and the rich colored blooms may help you make your decision. There are hundreds of blooms that are about 8″x 5″ full flowers that can be cut and brought indoors. This Limelight Hydrangea was […]
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How to Grow Caladiums Indoors

One of the prettiest leaf patterns on a plant is that of the caladium. I just love the beautiful colors in the large heart shaped leaves of this plant and would do almost anything to keep it growing indoors through the winter. A few years ago…..
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DID YOU know 1/3 of the food on your plate you can thank the bees! #foodfarmchat

Eat, Tweet and Grow Food: My Takeaway from #MeetVeggies

Social media has made me a better gardener and I can’t imagine growing without it.  To be able to talk to people around the world who are growing in different ways inspires me.  We can all learn from one another about how to grow success using the web.  If it weren’t for being so active […]
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Think Weed and add a Joe Pye to Your Garden

This is the first year in my landscape located behind the garage that the Joe Pye weed is larger then my Oakleaf hydrangea.  At first I was totally bummed that my beloved hydrangea had to be cut all the way back to the ground after the hard winter. Once the Herbaceous perennial ( Joe Pye weed) […]
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Container Envy at Chippewassee Park

Road trip on Tuesday brought me to beautiful Midland Michigan to be a part of the Michigan Landscape Design Tour held by MNLA. After checking in to my hotel room located on the Northwood University Campus I headed in town to check out the sites. Thanks to the floral landscape in front of the Farmers […]
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Hiding Out with Hostas : Tips on Planting Tulips

Summer is quickly coming to an end and it is time to seriously start thinking about Spring. As the blooms start to fad and the cool days of Autumn are just around the corner it’s time to start digging holes for bulbs. One of my favorite additions to the garden that I enjoy having as […]
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