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Bill and Tracy Blevins

Connecting People With Plants

They are the co: creators of the community for anyone interested in plants, gardens and green spaces. Meet Bill and Tracy Blevins of PlantsMap.com  Both are extremely active on social media sharing their passion for gardening.  I love following Tracy on Twitter because she is always sharing something new from the garden world.  Bill Blevins […]
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TwitPic Is Shutting Down #ThrowBackThursday

Today was going to be a Throwback Thursday featuring my first garden and the lessons I learned growing under a walnut tree way back when.  When I went to find the image I remembered sharing on TwitPics years ago the sight read :    PANIC!!!! I didn’t save most of my images from when I first […]
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Sights and Sounds of My Midwest Autumn

Fall is the most colorful time in my Midwest garden as the plants and trees show off one last time before going to sleep for the winter.  Here are a few of the sights you won’t want to miss from my Midwest Autumn. These are a few of the things I love most about Autumn. […]
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Distant Drum Sunrise

This just maybe my last walk and share from my front rose garden to capture the blooms for 2014. After being cheated out of a spring filled with new rose blooms I’m not going to complain about the abundance of blooms this late in the season. It’s killing me not being able to cut them […]
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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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GrowIt Mobile: The App That Helps You Grow Socially

It’s Monday … time to talk whats new in the garden world on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum! Tonight on #gardenchat we welcome the co-founder of GrowIt! Mason Day as our guest host. Growit! is a brand new mobile app that seeks to connect gardeners with other gardeners in their local areas like never before. It’s […]
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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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Don’t Forget To Update in The New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I’m not going to go on a rant about New Years Resolutions because after 44 years of ringing in the new year I know they do not always lead to success. However, evaluating the year past and making sure things are organized for the new year can lead to success. Today […]
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Best Blog Post Ever

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 […]
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Social Media #vine Helps Me Grow

The really funny thing about the #vine app is how I was introduced to this app that was introduced in January 2013 for iphone users. One winter afternoon I noticed a few of my social media favorites to follow on Twitter were talking about ‘vine’. I immediately got excited to see that everyone was talking about gardening. Within seconds of my tweets about
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