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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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QR Codes Can Help Your Garden Bloom

Earlier today I was a little frustrated because I couldn’t get a QR code to read while shopping at a local store.  I tried everything including restarting my iPhone  to making sure the QR scan code app was up to date.  As I share this with you now I can’t help but wonder why I […]
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Where Do You Find Peace?

Are you a ‘soon as your head hits the pillow you are out’ kind of person or does it take some time to find that inner peace before drifting off to sleep land? I don’t usually have a hard time falling to sleep even during the busy times in my life over the past year […]
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#barnstalking

They are structures that blended into the country fields around me until I found a hashtag on Instagram a little over a year ago.  I was captivated by some of the amazing images Instagram users like briandowd and cmykchicago were sharing.   These two instagram guru’s share some of the best instant images daily and I […]
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Hoen’s Garden Center : Cyber Meets Mini Connection Not So Mini

This past week I spent the morning doing two of my passions : Socializing online and vising a local garden center. It was super fun sharing my adventure with the audience following on Twitter and instagram. The communication with the social world and real world is unbelievable if you just know the language. I did […]
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Instagram Weekend Project : #WHPbluronpurpose

This Weekend I’m joining in on instagram: Hashtag Project: #WHPbluronpurpose.  What a great way to practice your photography skills and join in the conversation with millions of other people who use instagram. I’m looking forward to sharing some blurpurpose theme images from my garden. Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen […]
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Don’t Miss The Header on Twitter

  Twitter added a new feature back in September and it has come to my attention that many of my Twitter connections are NOT aware of.  The impact of this new option is huge so let me try and explain some simple facts about this new feature. The new feature is similar to the Facebook […]
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Are You Verified on Pinterest

Pinterest announced it is launching website verification which basically lets you verify that you own the website listed on your Pinterest profile. What I like most about this verification similar to Twitter verification , you will see a red checkmark next to your domain in search results, as well as the full website URL and […]
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Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr

After #Blogchat Twitter forum event on Sunday I was moved to do a shout out to the free blogging services at WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr.  The topic for this Sunday Night was disusing if your blog content  is TOO Promotional.  This topic got me thinking about how many people who had wonderful things they could […]
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Twitter Chats

Do you find yourself spending time clicking over to Twitter to see if someone has Tweeted about a blog post you just shared or if you just have to check out what is making the popular trendy hashtag? I’ve got just the site to recommend for! This is a site that will help you stay […]
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Read All About it …. Paper.li

Do you subscribe to a Paperli yet? It is a fun way to orgainize what you follow on the social netoworks such as Twitter, Facebook and Google +. You can even attach your favorite RSS feeds making it possible to share just about anything on the web with your friends who follow you online. The […]
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