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Twitter : one of the fast ways to share using social media. This is where you will find all Twitter events that I promote or participate in. You can follow me on Twitter at @BG_garden

Happy Flower Friday from My Greenhouse

We have a chance of 10 new inches of snow on the way according to local weather forecast . I guess the farmers were right when I over heard them at the local gas station yesterday when they said ‘winter is just beginning’. The first thing I did when I got home was check the […]
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The Deck and The Landscape By The Once Newbie Gardener – Me!

Throwback Thursdays are quickly becoming my favorite day to blog over the winter months when I can’t be out in my garden. I love looking back at my garden from years past to find that I really wasn’t that ‘bad’ of a gardener. Today I’m going to share the deck my husband build to perfection and the landscape I kind of threw together.
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Cone-fections in the Garden

WOW…. in the garden center but I wasn’t sure where I would plant it so I took a photo of it with my cell phone. Of course as the season grew on I forget the name of this fantastic doubling bloom. NEVER FEAR … we have a community of amazing gardeners who share and connect […]
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Garden Successes and Failures of 2014 : #11 Garden Chatter

On December 30, 2014 Adam Cortell and I celebrated our 11th Garden Chatter presentation with some amazing garden writers. Giggles, tips on gardening and inspiring ideas on this presentation where failures in the garden are only growing experiences. Garden Chatter #11 Having trouble viewing this presentation? Click over to the Garden Chatter Playlist on Youtube […]
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Adding Cut Flowers To Your Holiday Decor

There is nothing better than fresh flowers in the home for the Holiday Season. I love bringing home rose, mums, fresh greens and daisies to use in vases on the dining table.  The blooms remind me of summer to come and keeps a smile on my face knowing that spring won’t be to far away! […]
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Successes and Failures in the Garden 2014

It’s Monday …  when I turned on my PC and started my Pandora playlist for background music as I worked the first song was Manic Monday. This weekend was our first hard frost in Ohio and I lost a few pretties outside but everything I wanted to save for next year or grow over the […]
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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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Leaves Are Falling … Autumn Garden Walk

The season is passing by so fast this year … leaves are falling and the garden seems to be holding on. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite shrubs and perennials in a short video. Thank you for visiting my garden today – Happy Autumn Support my Friends Carol and Kerrie […]
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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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Why Limelight Hydrangea in Your Homegarden

Why consider a Limelight Hydrangea? Not only is this shrub easy to grow, it can be found in most garden centers and the rich colored blooms may help you make your decision. There are hundreds of blooms that are about 8″x 5″ full flowers that can be cut and brought indoors. This Limelight Hydrangea was […]
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Here Comes Autumn

There are eight more days until the first day of Autumn … someone please inform #mothernature
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Saving Seeds from My Mystery Plant (Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Hortensia’)

First introduced into my in town small garden  years ago not knowing what it was but trusted the garden center owner who encouraged me to purchase my first plant. After moving to the country it was one of the plants that should have been moved but left behind.  The plant is perfect for the elements […]
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Take The #icebucketchallenge in your garden!

Have you been seeing people from around the country of all walks of life dumping buckets of ice water over their heads? I’ve seen some pretty cool ones coming from the garden world.  I was challenged on Tuesday to take the #icebucketchallenge by my friend Kerrie at SeedKeeperCo in Chicago so here it goes….. Can’t […]
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