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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

My rose garden begins with the dance of the tulips .....

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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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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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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Strawberry Plants

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

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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Doreens Recipes

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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Fran Sorin : Roof Top Gardening

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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