A friendly reminder that it is time to water those Poinsettia plants you received at Thanksgiving. A few weeks ago I had the privilege of spending the afternoon at Bostdorff Garden Center in Bowling Green, Ohio with garden writer Kate Copsey. During our visit I captured some video of Mrs. Bostdorff who was so kind […]
Brilliant : Follow #FlowerShow on Twitter for Show Details “Brilliant!” is what the English say for #awesomeness ( a hashtag I use daily on social for shares I find out of this world! ) In 2013, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is celebrating the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and pay tribute […]
My Thursday #gardenwalk share is from The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. It is a quick hour drive up north from my home and garden and I wish I could get up there more often to visit. Matthaei Botanical Garden and Arboretum connects people with nature. They teach about sustaining the […]
It’s the season for giving!! This Holiday Season #gardenchat Twitter Chat Forum is combining our talents with the inspiring #spicychat community (admin – Rashmi Primlani of @PrimlandKitchen ) to host an extra special virtual cookie party to share with your loved ones. Please join us this coming Thursday, December 6th at 8 PM EDT for […]
With cookie party season upon us I’m having a great time sharing some of our family favorites on my blog site. This Whoopie Pie recipe will give you a sugar rush while filling your home with the scent of gingerbread. What’s not to love about that?! Gingerbread Whoopie Pie Click on the image above to […]
Planning a trip to the Seattle Washington area February 20th – 24th? Don’t miss one of the most inspiring garden events taking place in North America in 2013! To help celebrate the Holiday Season I’m giving away 2 tickets for 1 day admission to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show that takes place in February. […]
Hard to believe we are starting our second year of raising our own fish year-round in our Ohio garden / greenhouse. We started using tilapia in our 1/4 acre pond to help keep it healthy. This variety of fish is a great addition to any garden pond limited the use of chemicals to keep the […]
This Is My seedkeeper organizer Flled With Year-Round Growing! Seed planning 2013 for me is what I’m growing in the greenhouse January until it is time to start the seeds for the garden outdoors. I’m always thinking seeds no mater what time of year it maybe. I love the packages they come in and I […]
The cooler temperatures in my Ohio garden has brought me indoors to stay warm and start decorating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. I’m so excited to be able to offer this giveaway from my friends at P.Allen Smiths because I have had my eye on his collection of Holiday decor since I first saw […]
It’s #woofwednesday and to celebrate I’m sharing a few of my favorite images of my 8 year old Aussie. I love the image on the lower right of the collage above because it is one of the rare times I caught my pup grinning. Some may think it is a snarl or that the dog […]
I’m bringing the garden to #spicychat Twitter chat forum Thursday at 8 p.m. ET when I guest host from my kitchen garden in Ohio. To bring awareness to all the things you can grow on your own I’m sharing tips and products that will get you growing successfully. During this event that takes place on […]
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 […]
Did you know that you can connect with all types of garden enthusiast and people who want to share in the conversation every day using #garden themed hashtags? Last Thursday I had the privilege of guest hosting on #herbchat with host @gardengeri. You can read more about the event that …..
Quick video share from my #gardenwalk today in Ohio as well as a quick note about an awesome app to help you create videos on your mobile device. Join me…..
The week of August 21 was a week of whirlwind extravaganza in the garden world for me and many others who connect in the windy city for the IGCshow. Kick off began with the big #gardenchat LIVE in Chicago event in the amazing Peterson Garden Project. Tuesday morning most of the social media gurus from […]
A Favorite Seed I can depend on each year … the sunflower! Gardening isn’t always easy … but it is truly a labor of love. This summer left many gardeners feeling frustrated and looking forward to Autumn according to many comments I’ve seen on the social networks. I will admit during the drought days we […]
I’m going to totally brag about my addiction to sharing images and connecting with people in this blog post today. I’m still all giggly about the fact that I won a Takeya Iced Tea Kit just by doing what I love to do most : Pinning! A few weeks ago I was going through my […]
Calico Betty Enjoying the Lawn in Our Garden “A plot of grass,usually tended or mowed, as one around a residence or in a park or estate.” is the defination for Lawn on Yahoo Education. Who wrote that narrow definition anyways? The definition of lawn to me is so much more… it includes a very important […]
Click on Image for Recipe : Orange Citrus Mint Hibiscus Tea I’ve been curious for sometime now on if I could make my own Hibiscus tea from the plants I grow here in Ohio. I’m not big on all the science behind plants and I really just want to grow things that look pretty in […]
Woof Woof …. #WoofWednesday with my Pup Olivia and Oppie Kitty helping me share the new rose garden with a live stream.
For the past two years I’ve been watching the clock and counting down the minutes until the Monday night party begins! This Twitter based chat forum has made Monday super exciting unlike the years before when it was only the day that marked the start of the work week. For the past few years I’ve […]
If I can plant these growers up on a hot 100*F day in July you can too! Today I’m sharing a quick how to plant a container tomato using my favorite Bonnie Plant Patio Tomato.
Hey Y’all … I’m on Canadian radio News 95.7 FM with my friend Niki Jabbour Sunday at 10 :15 am ET . I’m super excited to share on Niki’s show all the fun that goes into preparing for a Monday #gardenchat Twitter based chat events. Inspiring others to get in the garden by promoting […]
A Favorite Gardens in my Ohio Yard is the corner of my Greenhouse Landscape Project Join me for a walk through one of my gardens here in my very dry corner of the state of Ohio. In the video below upload to Youtube I take you out to the garden landscape surrounding the breezeway / […]
During the late morning on a rainy June day I took a break from my house work to notice the lily blooms were open in my front porch landscape. Inspired to share these breath-taking blooms I decided to do a Ustream broadcast to share with others who were on twitter. Tuesday has been known to […]
This past Monday on #gardenchat (a Twitter based chat forum) we welcomed Canadian all natural grower Niki Jabbour. Niki is the author of ‘The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener’ . I had the privilege of meeting Niki Jabbour at the Philadelphia Flower Show this past spring so it was a delight to introduce her online to my […]
This just maybe my favorite bloom every : Costa Farms Tropic Escape Hibiscus I have the perfect container for this tropical grower so it can spend the winters indoors here in my Ohio home and garden. The Tropic Escape Hibiscus shares the front porch with my climbing rose this first week of June. How can […]