DSCF8144

Sunday Greenhouse Road Trip Part 2

From my 2009 archive Corso’s Nursery and Garden Center  Sandusky, Ohio Last stop on our Mothers Day Greenhouse Road trip was further down the scenic Ohio lake shore drive to Sandusky, Ohio. I have been down this road 1,000′s of times in my life because it is main route to Cedar Point Amusement Park. It’s […]
April 12, 2013 0
linaria herb

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 ……
April 11, 2013 2
First of the blooms along the back garden in greenhouse landscape area.

Make Spring Happy : Bloom Tuesday

Wishing everyone a very Happy Bloom Tuesday from my Ohio garden! Miniature variety of Daffodils that were forced indoors when I originally purchased them and now grow in my landscape. Be sure to plant them in the landscape after they are done blooming indoors to insure a bloom the following year. The white primrose finally […]
April 10, 2013 0
rose

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 […]
April 6, 2013 3
DSC_3072-2

Wine Garden Design at Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Who doesn’t love a glass of wine in the garden?  Now how about a create place in a garden show to enjoy local wines? One of my favorite gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was the shows wine garden.  The hard-scape mixed with the landscape design breath taking. The images don’t completely capture […]
April 5, 2013 1
frontWalleye

Maumee River Walleye Season

Each year thousands of fishing enthusiasts gather down along the Maumee River in Northwest Ohio to participate in the great Walleye Run. Yesterday I happen to be driving by the ‘Walleye Madness’ and couldn’t believe I found an open spot along the Maumee River to capture the Canadian Geese that were enjoying the day in […]
April 4, 2013 6
20130403-231333.jpg

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 […]
April 3, 2013 6
salad_box

It’s Not Spring Without Betty

Betty Salad became a family tradition shortly after I got married almost 20 years ago when my mother in law shared with me how easy it was to make the dressing from scratch.  We use to have brunch up at The French Quarters after church from time to time and this salad was always on […]
April 1, 2013 9
Peas with Baked Ricotta

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 […]
March 28, 2013 1