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 […]
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 […]
Your garden might not be overflowing with flowers and butterflies in January, but winter offers some unique opportunities to enjoy the animals that are around. It’s also the perfect time to start planning your spring garden. We’ll chat about how to attract winter wildlife and what you should be doing in your garden now to […]
After a long winter drive up Rt 23 and West on I96 to Grand Rapids for the #GLTE : ( Great Lakes Trade Expo) it was refreshing to walk to lobby of the Amway Grand Plaza. The snow just kept on coming down on this drive today. There were many cars in ditched. I was […]
Preparing for the last two days for another punch of winter coming across the Midwest. Grocery shopping for extra of the basics like milk, eggs and toilet paper. This storm is really making me nervous because I have to head to Michigan for the Great Lakes Trade Expo tomorrow when we are suppose to be […]
As a gal who loves to play with plants on a daily bases I would like to share with you my top picks for anyone wanting to get out and grow something. Tonight on #gardenchat Twitter it is all about gift giving. Be sure to join in the conversation on Twitter to find out what ….
The fan like leaves that can be used for dried crafts and the tall majestic form the mature Ginkgo tree takes on makes this a favorite in my Ohio landscape. I fell in love with the tree when we moved to the country and became the owner of this tree also known as the maidenhair […]
I don’t know what I enjoy most about gardening – composting or #gardenchat networking! I’m excited to share with you all that on October 7, 2013 #gardenchat will be exploring the world of composting with guest host Gail Loos.
My passion… learning how to grow things for my home and garden and sharing with others. The #gardenchat Live last week was all about amazing gardeners, foodies and product providers who are making a difference in gardens around the country.
Why dead-head … 3 easy tips from my garden and a giveaway. Tonight I’ve teamed up with our friends at Corona Tools to do a Soft Gel giveaway during the #gardenchat event. 3 participants will win a pair of the Corfort Gel Snips by Corona Tools. To view complete details be sure to follow @TheGardenChat on Twitter and visit the website at Connect-Share-Grow .com
Do you ever get in a rut and you just can’t think gardening? What inspired you to get in the garden? If you follow my shares about gardening daily you will find it hard to believe that sometimes I get ‘burned’ out and just can’t think about design in my garden. You won’t want to miss #gardenchat ( Twitter chat forum) tonight when the guest host is HGTV gardens. I’m really excited because the topic is ‘Gardening Rut – Where do you turn?’ and I know it will totally inspire anyone who Tweets in!
Making it spicy this week with my favorite veggies and Fat Cat Foods. This recipe is super easy and will make everyone at the dinner table happy. It’s super important to have a spicy sauce with flavor and not over powered by heat. I was lucky enough to receive six samples thanks to my foodie […]
April showers … well you know! The rain storm brought many puddles to our Ohio garden. It was much needed rain in our garden that was very dry for the month of April. I’m sure if I checked the state records for rain fall we are under expectations. With this in mind we are enjoying […]
I have been wanting to check out local growers featured on the Maumee Valley Growers Website to help support local growers. I spent the morning copying the addresses into our GPS for an afternoon of Greenhouse Touring. What a perfect day to enjoy a scenic ride East out toward the Lake. First stop on my Mothers Day Greenhouse Road Trip was Barnes in Huron, Ohio. It was a great day for a drive and an even better day to see how local growers were doing on one of their most busiest retail days of the season. This large greenhouse ……
Easy Grow Yellow Rose Shrub in my 2012 New Rose Garden Last Summer I added a few new rose gardens to my front landscape. It was exciting to add David Austins, Proven Winners roses mixed with a few of my favorite hydrangea varieties in these gardens All winter long I watched as the cold took […]
There’s a photo contest going on over at the National Wildlife Federation site and I’m thinking about entering a few photos from my front porch. Grace Kitty Watches This Canadian Who Stopped By That Goose Was Back Again Today Not only have we had a few visits from the Canadian geese this first week in […]
I’m not a vegetarian but I can be during the spring and summer harvest season. The next few months when some of the veggies we started from seed are being harvested is truly one of the best seasons out of the year. I’m really excited to share with you today the latest publication by Deborah […]
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
One of the joys of spring is receiving new products to sample in my Ohio Garden. In the mail today I was excited to receive a live package from Pan-American Seed Company and TerraShell (www.ballhort.com TerraShell ingredients are certified VeriFlora an independent company and Tara Shell has earned Vincotte okay composting certification which means it’s […]
Are you like me and constantly have dirty fingernails because you just love to dig into the healthy soil with the greatest tool in the garden? This week on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum we welcome Bonnie Plants friend Mary Beth Shaddix as our guest host who will be giving our audience sure ways to get […]
The slide show above is from my google album loaded with houseplants I love. IF you can’t view this slide show please click on my Google+ album to view the images. This Monday on #gardenchat we welcome Lisa of @HouseplantGuru to share with us simple tips on growing indoors this time of year. During this […]
I forgot to label my amaryllis bulbs in the containers I planted them in. The experience of watching the bloom take on color this month has been like Christmas all over again. The surprise of what the bloom color will be is almost as exciting as having the uplifting color indoors during these drab winter […]
On a beautiful autumn day I got to spend the day in one of the most inspiring gardens in Michigan. Conifer expert and horticulture editor Ron Elardo gave my friend Maria and I a tour of his personal conifer garden as well as the Hidden Lake Gardens. I share more about this visit on Conifers […]
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 […]
Some of my favorite shares from 2012 ….. IF you can’t view this Flickr Slideshow : Click Here. to be re-directed to my FLickr Pro Page. A Few of My Favorite Things in 2012 …… I can’t wait to share more with you in 2013! Like this:Like Loading…