Zinnia News

Easy Sow Zinnias

One of my favorite seeds to sow direct in my Ohio garden is the zinnia seed.  There are dozens of different varieties in all shapes and sizes making this the bloom that will work in any mostly sunny to full sun landscape. I have been direct sowing zinnias for over 10 years in my Country […]
Chicken and Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrots, Chicken and Herb Soup on Sunday

It’s been an extremely cold winter for the Midwest  and I was doing so well not falling under the weather.  Today I’m suffering from a horrible head cold and I’m trying super hard not to let it get the best of me by loading up on veggies and extra fruit with vitamin C.   One of […]
Pulled Pork and Slaw

Pulled Pork #FennelFriday Secret Ingredient

We are getting our share of winter this year in the Midwest and nothing warms me and my family up like home made comfort foods.  Today the house smells amazing from this family favorite recipe that I love cooking in the slower cooker all day with scents of garlic and my special BBQ sauce. Pulled […]
Plant By Numbers

Plant By Numbers by @rainforestgardn

Houseplants always  look amazing in the garden centeres but there are a few I bring home and they just don’t look so good after a few weeks.  Today I’m talking with Steve Asbell  who is a Garden Writer, Artist and Author of ‘Plant By Numbers : 50 Houseplant combinations to decorate your space’.    I received […]
Brandywine and more : Summer Harvest

5 Important Things You Should Know About Tomatoes

There is no denying that one of the highlights of summer is home grown tomatoes.  If you have every experienced growing your own and being able to pick your own fruit and bring it into your kitchen to dice up for a meal or snack. Tomatoes are just all about healthy living no matter how […]
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 […]
Sweet and Sour with the Egg Rolls

Wrapping and Chatting Family Sunday

A friend on Twitter shared earlier that she was enjoying the day in two speeds:slow and slower. This is Tweet totally captured my Sunday as I spend it sharing memories with my family. My Dad was awesome…. … If you saw my shares ‘down by the river’ yesterday I have my father to blame for […]
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Growing a Table Setting

Growing what I can bring to my dinning room table is what I enjoy most about growing. Today as I sort through seeds I’ve saved I can’t help but imagine how beautiful a table set with zinnias,snapdragons and dahlias as the center piece will look during the Summer months. Growing a Table Setting A few […]
Magic Bunny

Magic Bunny

Guess What …. it snowed again in my Ohio garden! I had to shovel a 2 foot deep drift to get into the bunny barn / greenhouse today. I’m totally smiling and giggling because I couldn’t wait to hold and play with my little compost maker named Magic Bunny! Can’t view this post : Click […]
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 […]