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Creative Food Grower Featured in MSL

 Finding information about growing food in home gardens isn’t a challenge this season with the subject’s popularity on the rise on the social networks as well as printed publications.  While waiting in line at the local garden center this afternoon where I was picking up a last minute seed impulse buy,the latest copy of Martha […]
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Happy Spring

Tulip Fest In My Home Garden Borders

When tulips begin to bloom it marks the beginning of spring to me – sorry daffodil fans!  We all know the daffodil can take a beating in snow and the last roars of winter but the tulip is a delicate beauty. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tulips for  #TulipTuesday . The Tulip Fosteriana […]
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Tilapia and Tomatillo Dish

Cinco De Mayo : Tilapia and Tomatillo Sauce

Happy May 5th from my garden in Ohio. I’m all about growing herbs and veggies to make up some of my favorite Mexican dishes so today is a great day to celebrate.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes I use to only be able to create in the summer once the tilapia in […]
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How to Make a Corsage From Miniature Garden Roses

Prom is not just about drama, dresses and dates – it’s all about memories that can be instagramed and saved in a scrapbook for todays teens.  It is fun to see that the prom goers in my area are returning to the modest event to mark commencement and moving away from all the glitz and high […]
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Tulips Border The Greenhouse / Raised Bed Garden

Happy May Day from My Ohio Garden

Having a hard time believing it is May 1st as you look around at all the plants that have yet to show signs of life? As a drive through town in tear up at the sight of all the conifers that are burnt or completely dead. I’m going to focus on the new growth in […]
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Barnstalking in West Virgina

Spring Drive : Scenic Route to The South

Last weekend my husband and I took a road trip weekend down to the South.  Our destination : Charlotte , North Carolina. And although I’m a true Midwest gal I love to visit the southern states.  I took advantage of  being the passenger by taking lots of photos and sharing them along the way on […]
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Add soil to cover the begonia seed.

How to Start a Begonia Indoors

Begonias use to intimidate me years ago when I first started adding more containers to my home garden at our new home. To be honest with you I use to mistake the Begonia with the Dahlia – you know – those two plants I could never grow in my garden because they were expensive. It […]
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Yellow Bloom Upclose

A Spring Visit To McGill Rose Garden

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 […]
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Oregold Rose ... Tea Rose

Quick Tips on Creating a Fabulous Rose Garden

There is no denying it was a long hard winter with over 7 feet of snow that fell on my Ohio garden.  I’ve spent the last few days cutting back the roses in the landscape farther then I have ever had to do in the past 7 years of growing. I cringe as I walk […]
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Radish,peas and greens salad recipe

Radish, Peas and Greens Salad

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. […]
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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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