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A Spring Visit To McGill Rose Garden

Yellow Bloom Upclose Before leaving for Charolette, North Carolina I Googled to see if there were any gardens that maybe open during my visit this weekend.  The beautiful website of McGill Rose Garden was the first on the search results.  After a beautiful drive down to the Carolinas’ I couldn’t wait to see what would be blooming. The […]

Radish, Peas and Greens Salad

Radish,peas and greens salad recipe This salad will pair great with your favorite early summer menu. Surprisingly easy to make and filled with colorful vegetables you can sow the seeds and harvest in a few short weeks. My kids loved growing their own radishes and harvesting them in just a few short weeks to add to recipes like this one. […]

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

Traditional 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 […]

Spring Promises From The Garden

Exciting Variety  from 2013 IGC 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 […]

Spring Landscape Clean Up

20140419-234017.jpg 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 […]

Tales of a Cautious Rose Pruner

Red Carpet Rose After Winter 2014 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 […]