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Every Monday 9 p.m. EST on Twitter I help co:host where all the garden folks come together to share what is growing. Everyone ( gardener or not!) is welcome to join in the chat.

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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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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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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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Troy-bilt on #gardenchat August 4th 2014

The #Saturday6 Bloggers Talk about Family-Friendly Gardening on Twitter #gardenchat

You’ll know I’m a huge fan ( and the administrator) of #gardenchat network so I want to tell you about tonights event featuring some of my favorite gardening bloggers and Troy-Bilt . We’re happy to welcome back Troy-Bilt® (@Troybilt), a leading manufacturer of lawn and garden outdoor power equipment, as host of our #gardenchat. Tonight, we’re […]
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10 Sustainable Organic Gardening Tips

Earthworm Technologies  guest host on #gardenchat on Twitter Monday, July 21, 2014 and the buzz was all about Sustainable Organic Gardening .  Our friends at @EarthwormTec  picked this topic because they felt everyone could benefit from getting some gardening tips to not just help grow your own herb gardens, flower gardens, vegetables and fruits but to open your […]
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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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My First Eggplant 2014

Dirt to Dinner : Skillet Eggplant Recipe

If you garden and grow your own food you KNOW the joy just before lunchtime when I picked my first 2 oriental eggplants from the raised bed garden.  Hmmm…. what can I do with just a small amount of eggplants and a garden filled with herbs, garlic and onions?  I’m skillet grilling in olive oil […]
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PlantsMap : Growing a Community on #gardenchat June 30

On Monday #gardenchat ( Twitter Chat Forum) the Founders of PlantsMap.com are guest hosting the 1 hour event.   I’m really excited to have Bill and Tracy Blevins on #gardenchat to share about their amazing gardening social platform called PlantsMap.  I recently started my own documentation on Plants Map featuring my BGgarden .  Bill Blevins helped […]
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Roses are making a come back!

This winter we made records with over 7 feet of snow and freezing temperatures in my Ohio garden.  With the cold winter fresh in my mind it has  been nerve racking as I wait for my roses to start showing signs of life.   The past six months in the rose garden has totally been […]
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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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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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Bugs in my Garden

Got Bugs?

Did you know that there are  many good bugs you may want to think twice about in your garden.  It’s true .. there are many fabulous bugs I welcome to my garden each year.  These bugs are called beneficial garden insects and they can help you grow organically and safely.  When you invite good bugs […]
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It’s Time To Think Grow Your Own Fruit

Spring is taking it’s time here in the Midwest at warming up and that isn’t holding the nurseries and garden centers back from providing the trees, shrubs and plants that can be plant now. Just like Autumn planting season, this is the time to start planting many fruit shrubs and trees. Here are some of […]
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Fearless Food Gardening Event on #gardenchat

Want to grow your own food successfully? I love the words of LaManda Joy (Peterson Garden Project founder) ‘Lessons from WW2: Keep it Simple Stupid’. This Chicago grower tells it as it is and speaks from experience as she teaches a new generation of food gardeners in  Pop-up Victory gardens. LaManda has spent  the past […]
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A Garden of Marvels

Post by Brenda Haas. Comments on Facebook Post : Lisa Eldred Steinkopf I can’t wait to read it! I read her first book and loved it! January 31 at 7:56pm · Unlike · 2 Brenda Haas Lisa, I didn’t read the first one… I hope it’s ok to read out of sequence ! January 31 […]
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Heirloom Seeds : Flavorful Tweets and Book Review

It was four years ago I grew my very first heirloom veggie to my knowledge. I’ve been growing edibles for over 20 years but never really thought about the details of what I was growing.  My first heirloom seed was Japanese Black Trifle Tomatoes that were a gift from my Twitter friend Colleen  I can […]
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Digging Deep with Fran Sorin : Podcast

Have you ever read a book that motivates as it inspires you to express yourself in the garden.  I felt that way about Fran Sorin’s book ‘Digging Deep’.   Fran challenged me almost a year ago when I first read her book to get organized with my creative side in the garden.  Tonight I’m honored to […]
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Google+ and Gardening with Shawna Coronado

One of the best ways to connect with others who garden is to use social media platforms like Google+.  There are many who share daily using this popular site featuring organized photo galleries and video hang-outs. I have been active on my G+ page for over a year now and enjoy all the new gardeners […]
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