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Traditional Rose of Sharon Shrub

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

Have you seen any exciting new shrubs to add to your landscape this season?  Now is the time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees in my gardening zone. One of my favorite plants to watch for at my local garden centers is from the Hibiscus family.  I’m passionate about the Rose of Sharon shrub and […]
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Exciting Variety  from 2013 IGC

Spring Promises From The Garden

Spring in Ohio this year is extra special after the harshest winter we have had in 30 years.  As the sun begins to warm the landscape we are starting to see the damage and destruction from this epic weather system that was upon us all winter long.  On April 15 we had an additional  inch […]
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Family and Pet Friendly

ECO-LAWN vs TRADITIONAL TURF What’s the difference?

Yesterday on my Facebook home feed the first post to pop up was The Iris Guy ( Kelly Norris  or Rainbow Iris Farms) sharing how he was awakened by the sounds of a nearby neighbor mowing their lawn.  All I could think was ‘It was a long winter…. and I’d rather hear a mower then a […]
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Spring Landscape Clean Up

The crocus have finished blooming as the daffodils are in full bloom in my landscape. I plant hundreds of bulbs every autumn and come spring it is quit the show. Today I spent time cleaning up some of the back landscaping around the back of the garage, breezeway and home. Daffodils planted 14 years ago […]
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Protecting Tulips from Deer

My garden is surrounded by wildlife heaven with woods including the river running through it. Although we love to have a passing deer in the meadow I don’t appreciate their love for my
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Red Carpet Rose After Winter 2014

Tales of a Cautious Rose Pruner

Patiently waiting in my Northwest Ohio ( gardening zone 5b ) garden for the sunshine and warmer temperatures to wake up my rose shrubs. It is the first week with temperatures above freezing and I’m anxious to see any signs of life coming from my treasured roses. With all the excitement being shared on social […]
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My Flowers Home

Home Sweet Garden Link Party

My garden is filled with shades of brown but plenty of rich tons of color from Autumn that are starting to come back alive. One of my favorites is under the variegated tree in my 6 year old shade garden where …..
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Bugs in my Garden

Got Bugs?

Did you know that there are  many good bugs you may want to think twice about in your garden.  It’s true .. there are many fabulous bugs I welcome to my garden each year.  These bugs are called beneficial garden insects and they can help you grow organically and safely.  When you invite good bugs […]
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#gardenchat Friend Tom Sent HOT SEEDS!

Easy Seed Starting Project

After the winter of 2014 and the below normal temperatures in spring , I’m excited to get sowing seeds indoors.  Now that the weather forecast is starting to look like there are warmer days ahead it makes me super anxious to think about what to plant in my summer garden.  Seed sowing is super easy […]
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Strawberry Plants

It’s Time To Think Grow Your Own Fruit

Spring is taking it’s time here in the Midwest at warming up and that isn’t holding the nurseries and garden centers back from providing the trees, shrubs and plants that can be plant now. Just like Autumn planting season, this is the time to start planting many fruit shrubs and trees. Here are some of […]
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#plantaseed

I’m Sharing a Tip on Learning and Growing #PlantASeed

Earlier this month Kim Vij tweeted me about this really cool event taking place March 31 designed to get kids in the garden. @BG_garden @Pinterest so sorry I missed your #Pinspiration chat, we're excited about our March 31 project #plantaseed http://t.co/1zvC5eCJCf — Kim Vij (@EducatorsSpin) March 9, 2014 So I clicked on over to Kims’ […]
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First Bloom - PrimRose

What the First Day of Spring Looks Like in My Garden

Yippy … It’s the first day of Spring!  I remember there was a time in my life I couldn’t wait for the first official day of Spring with thoughts that the grass would immediately be green, the flowers would begin blooming and the day would be at least above 50*f.  Of course it was a […]
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Magnolia Blooms Steal the Show

It’s Spring … Lets Celebrate in the Garden

Today is the first official day of spring and I’m happy to share what we’ve got to look forward to. This years growing season is filled with new seeds that will grow twice as many vegetables and flowers for cutting along with new landscape designs.  I can’t wait to share as the season starts to […]
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Green In Time For Spring

A few of my favorite green captures from my world in the past few days leading up to Spring! A Few of My Favorite Greens I can’t wait till Spring and sharing my garden as it turns green with you. – Bren Like this:Like Loading…
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My Poppies in 1992 First Home

English Garden Escape

The footage is from a delightful garden tucked behind an English couples home in Kent. I loved seeing how the gardens were laid out and how you were welcomed into each room with established trees, roses and perennials. I was inspired to try growing poppies again …..
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proven winners landscape

6 Spring Gardening Tips You Won’t Want To Miss

Spring is just a few short days away and many are looking forward to getting out into the garden to grow something.   Here are a few quick tips that have saved me time and money in the garden that I hope will help you as well. 1. Composition matters … don’t just buy one perennial […]
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Zinnia News

Easy Sow Zinnias

One of my favorite seeds to sow direct in my Ohio garden is the zinnia seed.  There are dozens of different varieties in all shapes and sizes making this the bloom that will work in any mostly sunny to full sun landscape. I have been direct sowing zinnias for over 10 years in my Country […]
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Plant By Numbers

Plant By Numbers by @rainforestgardn

Houseplants always  look amazing in the garden centeres but there are a few I bring home and they just don’t look so good after a few weeks.  Today I’m talking with Steve Asbell  who is a Garden Writer, Artist and Author of ‘Plant By Numbers : 50 Houseplant combinations to decorate your space’.    I received […]
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Brandywine and more : Summer Harvest

5 Important Things You Should Know About Tomatoes

There is no denying that one of the highlights of summer is home grown tomatoes.  If you have every experienced growing your own and being able to pick your own fruit and bring it into your kitchen to dice up for a meal or snack. Tomatoes are just all about healthy living no matter how […]
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A Garden of Marvels

A Garden of Marvels

Post by Brenda Haas. Comments on Facebook Post : Lisa Eldred Steinkopf I can’t wait to read it! I read her first book and loved it! January 31 at 7:56pm · Unlike · 2 Brenda Haas Lisa, I didn’t read the first one… I hope it’s ok to read out of sequence ! January 31 […]
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Growing a Table Setting

Growing what I can bring to my dinning room table is what I enjoy most about growing. Today as I sort through seeds I’ve saved I can’t help but imagine how beautiful a table set with zinnias,snapdragons and dahlias as the center piece will look during the Summer months. Growing a Table Setting A few […]
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Magic Bunny

Magic Bunny

Guess What …. it snowed again in my Ohio garden! I had to shovel a 2 foot deep drift to get into the bunny barn / greenhouse today. I’m totally smiling and giggling because I couldn’t wait to hold and play with my little compost maker named Magic Bunny! Can’t view this post : Click […]
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