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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

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Woof Wednesday in the Garden

She follows me everywhere I go … this is my pup Olivia.  She is an 8 year old Australian Shepard and she is spoiled to death by me!  As summer arrives so do pestie critters who like to make the garden a not so friendly place for our pets.  Today I would like to remind […]
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Tropic Escape Hibiscus

One of My Favorites from the Greenhouse in Miami / Costa Farms Last January I was a guest at the TPIE show in Fort Lauderdale Florida with Costa Farms.   I was able to meet many of the tropical growers at this show put on by the Floria Nursery Growers and Landscape Association at the TPIE.  […]
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Late Spring Garden Walk

Raised Beds Getting Ready to be Planted in the Greenhouse Landscape Project This time of year you will find me doing a little bit of EVERYTHING in the garden. The warmer temperatures that we don’t normally have in my Ohio garden has made it a blooming fest for species that don’t usually bloom together. I […]
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Join in The #gardenchat Conversation : Cocktails in the Garden

Tonight on the Twitter base chat forum #gardenchat we welcome Jayme Jenkins and Niki sharing ‘Cocktails In The Garden’. You are gonna love tonight’s topic being hosted by two the the most informative #gartening experts using social media.   You can find out more information about tonight’s topic on the #gardenchat website. Don’t miss out […]
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Tulips and Tomatoes

While my April tulips are putting on a show it is my reminder that I need to finish up the early indoor starting of my Summer tomatoes and peppers. I took this photo this afternoon while out weeding.  It is a windy day in my Ohio garden but I’m loving the color and the time […]
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Spring Grass Pup

Woof Wednesday

Nothing beats Spring playing in the fresh green grass with my Pup Olivia. Today is #woofWednesday on Twitter so be sure to follow along and tweet one of your favorite Doggy Pics! I follow the @ASPCA on Twitter and enjoy their adorable puppy shares and information on how you can help out locally with pets […]
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Bloom Tuesday

My Favorite Bloom this Tuesday Morning I got a nice shout out on Twitter from my friend Kim who is a total foodie and loves to garden simple just like me.  I posting a #Bloom_Tuesday after her sweet tweet! Click Image to See My Tweets BIG!   Happy Spring Everyone … please share with me […]
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A Visit With Robert in Tropical Paradise

Outside the TPIE 12 Event in Sunny Florida It isn’t often I get to visit some of my gardening friends I know only through social networking. I must admit I feel we have been close friends for a long time as we connect on #gardenchat  sharing daily what we love most.  It is a true […]
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Getting Ready to Sow Some Seeds

It’s hard to believe it is time to start gathering the seeds we will be sowing for our garden 2012.  The weather in our Ohio garden has been crazy and the ground has yet to freeze completely allowing me to turn the soil in the raised beds where I add my rabbit compost.   I can’t […]
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Miniature Gardening in the Northwest

It was hard to miss all the creative miniature gardening designs this past year at most of the garden shows.  One of my favorite designers was featured at the Northwest Flower Garden Show this past February.  She was also a vender at the IGC Trade Show in Chicago this summer.  I can’t believe with all […]
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Charming Employee Garden at Subaru Office

Taking @thegardenchat to #fallfest11

Tomorrow at the event attendees will be able to help fill the Subaru Outback and Forester on site with a clean gently used or new coat.  Last year they filled a Subaru Outback and they are hoping to beat last years’ donations. All donated coats will go to a shelter in need in the local […]
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Two For Tuesday

I would rather be called a ‘Tweeter’ then a ‘blogger’ and in this short share I’ll tell you why.  When I wasn’t out in the garden today preparing for the cold days ahead I was at my desk putting the finishing touches on a podcast and networking the community growing on #gardenchat.    When I finally […]
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Ustream Making It Happen In Chicago

After many weeks of planning and pulling together trusted sponsors to generate giveaways, I’m excited to share with you the link to the big event. The first ever ‘tweet-up’ #gardenchat event that will be shared live via Ustream on August 15th in the Windy City. Listed on the webpage you will find all the fabulous…..
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Growing Roses That Inspire

On Mothers Day weekend my son made a birdhouse to go on top  of a trellis we had made out of an old t.v. antenna.  The antenna has served as a great structure for the wild rose bush to climb but it desperately needed something at the top to finish off the design.   It is […]
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Zinnia Seed Labeling Tip from Bren

Zinnia Seed Indentification Made Easy

Pink, Yellow & Orange – BGgarden Theme Colors 2011 IF you are familiar with my garden networking there is no doubt you will agree I’m a seed addict.  I love everything about seeds!  How can anyone not love the experience of nurturing your own plants in your home & garden? Saving seeds from the plant […]
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A New Space To Grow : Mandevilla

Is it just me or does it seem like  when we are home with some  time to spend in our gardens the time goes by so very fast? This weekend was totally one of those moments for me and my family as we spent most of our time dodging the storms and putting together a […]
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Collecting Rain and Social Networking

Eco-Friendly Make It Fit Your Bucket List?

It has been my mission to keep it green and as natural as possible in my home and garden and proud to say I’ve been completely green in my year-round  greenhouse for over a year.   Every  day is a learning experience with information I collect mostly online via Social Networking on Twitter / Facebook.  […]
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Planting Potatoes Year 2

My First Potato / July 2010 Last year was the first year to experiment with growing  a garden in raised bed structures.  One of the hot topics on #gardenchat / Twitter was planting potatoes.  With a little help from my friends online I was educated about how easy it was to grow all types of […]
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Social Media via Twitter From TheGardenChat

Sharing what is growing on in my neck of the woods is why I’ve been online from the get-go. If it weren’t for social media and outlets like BLOGGER or Facebook, I would have never have met the fabulous garden folks I know today. Where would I be today in my garden without Joe Lamp’l […]
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Rockin’ #gardenchat With The Garden Rockstar

Today I received my copy of  I Garden: Urban Style Grow The Garden that Fits Your Space & Schedule by Michael Nolan and Reggie Solomon.   The photo to the left is a MUST share considering I can’t help but imagine the creative ideas I’m going to get out of this book to help make this […]
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Spring Clean Up : Prepare the Tools

I’ve been very excited about the upcoming #gardenchat on Twitter this Monday evening not only because it is a great excuse to sit back after a long day of gardening with my growing connection but  because the topic is a sure sign that SPRING has Sprung!  Now we maybe enduring winter like temperatures but one […]
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All About Herbs Social Media Style

On Monday night I learned a few new tips on planting and growing herbs. Just when you thought you knew it all about gardening someone new pops on the Twitter live stream and shares an educational fact about something growing in their garden.  It was amazing to see all the new garden enthusiasts that joined […]
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Get You Sowing Wednesday

Just one of those days where I felt a giveaway was in order. Anyone else sowing seeds this week? In this giveaway featured on #gardenchat live stream for Wednesday I’m giving away a few of my favorite things to sow.  There is a pack of #supersowsunday lettuce from Territorial Seed Company,  Butterfly Zinnias from Renee’s […]
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Specific Plants ‘make’ the Design

If you have property of any size it is definite that you will be or have been challenged by some landscape design challenges.  It isn’t common to move into a new home and have the perfect landscape or outdoor living space.  We all have individual goals and needs when living in the outdoors.   To achieve […]
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Book Winner and Road Trip

It has been an amazing New Year with all the fabulous guest host and participants on #gardenchat.    I’ve been able to find new ways to save all the growing information by saving a transcript and providing it for everyone to download.  If you are interested in checking out details on what is going on at […]
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Yes You Can: All Year-Round!

Some of my favorite images documenting  my veggie garden are the ones I capture during the harvest just before canning the fresh produce.  I’ve been canning using the hot bath method for over 15 years not to mention the years as a child helping my parents preserving some Midwest favorites like tomatoes and pickles.  It […]
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