Virtual Cookie Party 2012

Giveaway Details 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 […]

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

DSC_0112 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 […]

Crispy Breaded Tilapia From My Greenhouse

Fish with Crispy Breaded 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 […]

Chihuly Chillin’ in Toledo

DSC_0087-2 Toledo Museum of Art Numerous Saturday mornings as a child I would spend at the Toledo Art Museum attending music and art classes.  It was a given I would go to College and spend time in the Fine Art’s Department of this Ohio landmark.  Today I had a wonderful time with my gardening pal Monica […]

Wreath Is Hung Just In Time

Wreath on BGgarden.com Front Entry Seymore and Calico Betty Snug On the Porch It was an extremely mild evening for the last day of November in Ohio.  I remember it being calm like this last year when I decorated the front porch of our home. Keeping it Simple I’ve always kept it simple when decorating the outdoors of our country […]

Kate Copsey : Poinsettia Adventure

Kate Copsey Working on Her Poinsettia Show Kate Copsey Shares Poinsettia at Local IGC It isn’t everyday I get to visit one of my favorite independent garden centers with a fellow garden writer.  You can imagine my excitement to meet up with the fabulous Kate Copesy at Bostdorff Greenhouse in Bowling Green, Ohio yesterday.   Kate was on location filming for her new […]

How to Care for Poinsettia

Poinsettia w/ Iphone Black Friday to me is finding great deals on healthy poinsettia to give to family and friends. It is a great way to kick off the Christmas season by giving from the garden ( or greenhouse).  I would like to share a few tips on keeping your poinsettia healthy well into the New Year with […]

Super Easy Beef and Barley Stew

Slow Cooked Meal Heading to the local Independent Garden Center with my friend Kate Copsey of today. It’s a cold 38* outside and after a long day it is nice to come home to a warm healthy meal. The recipes I’m sharing today is prepared in my slow cooker and is super easy to make. This is my […]

Seed Planning for 2013 on #gardenchat

My SeedKeeper Filled With Year-Round Favorites 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 […]

You Don’t Want to Know

From Drive Home in #Ohio I’m not sure how long that fully loaded truck sat in the tomato field but I can tell you it was longer then the time it took me to harvest my own home grown in my 40’x50′ veggie garden and process them for winter meals. This photo came to mind when I recently read ‘Fresh […]

Holiday Planning With Southern Living

bggarden_stockings12 In July I was checking my list of last minute summer planting to be sure I had enough flowers to dry for my Christmas garland for that coming December.  December is my favorite time of the year but dreaming of Christmas decor in my summer garden has been a tradition for the past 10 years […]

Cheerful Original Classic Wreath Giveaway

Click to Enlarge 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 […]

Instagram Weekend Project : #WHPbluronpurpose

instagram_header This Weekend I’m joining in on instagram: Hashtag Project: #WHPbluronpurpose.  What a great way to practice your photography skills and join in the conversation with millions of other people who use instagram. I’m looking forward to sharing some blurpurpose theme images from my garden. Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen […]

Plant Spring NOW!

Autumn Planting One of the best things about being a northerner is to experience the bulbs that arrive in spring.  To see a magnificent crocus poke up out of the white snow in February is an experience filled with life and energy during the sometimes drab months of winter. Now is the time to get your spring […]

Pin & Win Recipes #HuntsRecipes

Click on this Image to Follow or Link my Pinterest Board. Who isn’t on Pinterest: the largest virtual pinboard that allows it’s subscribers to organize and share all the beautiful things found on the web? If I told you that sharing on a Pinterest board could make you the winner of $5,000 in prizes for your next dinner party would you be interested? Continue reading my […]

Can You Hear The Distant Drum

Distant Drum Rose Under Cover This is the last of the blooms on my Distant Drum rose shrub for 2012 but I’m looking forward to sharing more about roses in the post to come now that I’ve been introduced to the varieties that can be enjoyed in most any home garden. I will miss you Distant Drum but you can […]