Today I hope to play ‘ketchup’ by starting a traditional blogging trend with this share from a rose I brought home from a spectacular garden center in North Carolina this past …..
The gardens are the canvas as nature creates and shares art….. This image is from my back landscape behind the garage. It is by far one of my favorite hydrangeas – the oak-leaf hydrangea. I’ve shared this shrub on my social networks for well over 6 years and can’t stress enough how it is a […]
A tall continually blooming upright bush makes a great cut flower. The Tag at Bench’s Greenhouse stated it was a Weeks Roses. . This fragrant plum has a sent of an English rose even in the heat of the summer when most roses have faded. Read More….
ucculents make eye-catching container plants because they’re easy to grow and they can be found in most any retail center. I really love how you can grow succulents just about any where!
Why dead-head … 3 easy tips from my garden and a giveaway. Tonight I’ve teamed up with our friends at Corona Tools to do a Soft Gel giveaway during the #gardenchat event. 3 participants will win a pair of the Corfort Gel Snips by Corona Tools. To view complete details be sure to follow @TheGardenChat on Twitter and visit the website at Connect-Share-Grow .com
What will you miss most about Spring 2013 … please stop by and leave a comment.
Want to learn how to grow your own veggies at home? Check out this Google Hang-Out Web Event to learn more. In this video Pam Bennett, with Ohio State University Extension and myself share information about basic gardening. We cover raised beds, soil, composting, easy veggies to grow and more.
I’m excited to share as I journey down to North Carolina from my Ohio garden to share from this amazing event. I hope you will join in the conversation on Twitter by adding #BiltmoreRoseTrials to any questions you may have about the event or images being shared. I will do my best to get you an answer on location. Images from the event will be streaming on my website ( right column under Biltmore logo) May 17-18 for the International Rose Trial Competition. And please be sure to follow @BiltmoreEstate on Twitter for complete Biltmore ….. ( more)
I Can’t Get Enough of Home Grown Peppers and Tomatoes……The Farm Bureau enjoys working with people who grow food and understand that food production doesn’t just happen in farm fields, but also in backyards and gardens across the state. This is why they are hosting the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, a free online workshop May 14 at 7 p.m.
It is the 10th year of gardening in my Ohio country garden here in Bowling Green and like most gardeners I’ve been super busy laying out new beds, mulching, tending to my greenhouse and weeding. The biggest difference between me and most gardeners today is I would say 30% of my day is spent using […]
Do you ever get in a rut and you just can’t think gardening? What inspired you to get in the garden? If you follow my shares about gardening daily you will find it hard to believe that sometimes I get ‘burned’ out and just can’t think about design in my garden. You won’t want to miss #gardenchat ( Twitter chat forum) tonight when the guest host is HGTV gardens. I’m really excited because the topic is ‘Gardening Rut – Where do you turn?’ and I know it will totally inspire anyone who Tweets in!
I started ‘birding’ a few years ago when I was obsessed with trying to get a photo of the Falcon that lives in our woods. It’s been a wonderful experience sharing photos of all the wonderful birds who stop by each spring in my Ohio garden. Read more….
Are you interested in growing the oakleaf hydrangea in your garden? You may also enjoy reading my blog post about drying them to hang on the Christmas Tree at Christmas Presents from the Garden that was also featured on P.Allen Smiths Garden Site.
I’m noticing as I shop the garden centers this spring a trend of new gardeners filling their carts with spring blooms like the dainty little pansies. With the variety of colors available this year it’s hard not to grab a six pack of these once known as old fashion flowers. Pan American Seed is making the pansy hip to plant with it’s new trailing features.
This year in my home garden I’ve got some exciting new veggies and blooms growing from seed. The art of growing a beautiful garden from seed is quit easy if you just take the time to read careful planting directions for each variety and have patience. The little bit of effort will be well […]
Wishing everyone a very Happy Bloom Tuesday from my Ohio garden! Miniature variety of Daffodils that were forced indoors when I originally purchased them and now grow in my landscape. Be sure to plant them in the landscape after they are done blooming indoors to insure a bloom the following year. The white primrose finally […]
Let’s teach our kids about Earth Day by having a Plant Party! The month of April is a time to celebrate Earth Day as well as bring awareness to the many different houseplants that are kid friendly. My #LittleHelper Having Fun Decorating The Plant Party Container The ‘O2 four You’ program by Costa Farms is […]
Easy Grow Yellow Rose Shrub in my 2012 New Rose Garden Last Summer I added a few new rose gardens to my front landscape. It was exciting to add David Austins, Proven Winners roses mixed with a few of my favorite hydrangea varieties in these gardens All winter long I watched as the cold took […]
One of the really cool things about having your own home greenhouse is being able to get a head start on spring. It maybe 50*F one day and then snow storm the next in March in zone 5b Ohio where I live and grow. My 10’x12′ is a safe haven for annuals that wouldn’t make it outdoors and a great place to get seeds started from the summer veggie garden. Click on over to Tootsie Time to see what others are sharing for Fertilize Friday!