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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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Sunday Greenhouse Road Trip Part 1

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 ……
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Spring Arrived In My Rose Garden

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 […]
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Wildlife Photo Contest @NWF

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 […]
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Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

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 […]
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Social Media #vine Helps Me Grow

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
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Not Your Ordinary Plastic Pot

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 […]
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Dirty Fingernail Club

It’s Cool To Have Dirty Fingernails

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 […]
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What is Your Favorite Houseplant

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 […]
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Perennial Choices

Why Grow That?

Who hasn’t fallen in love with an amazing shrub in their favorite garden magazine or on social media sites like Pinterest only to find that you can’t grow it in our garden zone? I’ve always had an obsession
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Apple Blossom

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 […]
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I Saw an Angel in a Conifer Garden

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 […]
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Where Do You Find Peace?

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 […]
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Count Down 2013

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!
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Poinsettia Care : They Can Survive The Holidays!

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 […]
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“Brilliant!” : I Want You To Join Us For Tea!

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 […]
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