Cashew Chicken Casserole

Chicken Cashew Caserole Cashew Chicken Casserole – Easy Autumn Meal This is not your typical chicken and rice casserole. The ginger, garlic and wild rice combo  is super easy to make and I promise it will leave your family wanting more.  I used broccoli we grew this summer and had in the freezer but if you don’t grow […]

Olivia – A Pup Who Is Always Happy

oliva_woofwednesday It’s #woofwednesday and to celebrate I’m sharing a few of my favorite images of my 8 year old Aussie.   I love the image on the lower right of the collage above because it is one of the rare times I caught my pup grinning.  Some may think it is a snarl or that the dog […]

Are You Verified on Pinterest

Pinterest_bgVerification Pinterest announced it is launching website verification which basically lets you verify that you own the website listed on your Pinterest profile. What I like most about this verification similar to Twitter verification , you will see a red checkmark next to your domain in search results, as well as the full website URL and […]

Ornamental Grasses

DSC_0061 Boo Kitty Playing Under the Tall Grass in Autumn There are many different varieties of ornamental grasses. I’m not sure which variety of ornamental grass I have featured in the blog post above but judging by the google searches I’ve done I think it is Pampas Grass. There is a wonderful article about the different […]

Easy Spice Mix For Tacos

photo 2-002 I always joke around to my family and friends saying I could totally be from the south because I could eat spicy southwest food any day or time of the year. Taco’s are traditionally a southwest meal and I have prepared them in many different ways. I have used cheap hamburger, healthy ground turkey and […]

Chilled Artichoke Dip

Let's Celebrate .. Easy and Delish! There is something about the cooler temperatures and putting the garden to rest that makes me want to start serving up appetizers. Today I pulled the last of my heirloom tomatoes that I grew from seed from my garden and I’m thinking it is a time to celebrate the amazing harvest we had this past […]

Grow a Dinner Plate on #spicychat

Moo-Poo and Renee's Garden Beets I’m bringing the garden to  #spicychat Twitter chat forum Thursday at 8 p.m. ET when I guest host from my kitchen garden in Ohio. To bring awareness to all the things you can grow on your own I’m sharing tips and products that will get you growing successfully.  During this event that takes place on […]

Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr

My First Blog Hosted on Blogger After #Blogchat Twitter forum event on Sunday I was moved to do a shout out to the free blogging services at WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr.  The topic for this Sunday Night was disusing if your blog content  is TOO Promotional.  This topic got me thinking about how many people who had wonderful things they could […]

Chatting About Herbs Brings In All Types

Indoor Containers Did you know that you can connect with all types of garden enthusiast and people who want to share in the conversation every day using #garden themed hashtags? Last Thursday I had the privilege of guest hosting on #herbchat with host @gardengeri. You can read more about the event that …..

Grandpa’s Old Farmall A

Farmall A Art I first saw that old red tractor over 20 years ago when I was dating my #handyandy. The crank used to start the engine was what caught my attention. At that time I had been raised most my life in the city so I really didn’t understand the necessity of having a tractor of substantial […]

Moving Day #herbchat Guest Host

Herbs in Containers in My BGgarden I’m guest hosting on one of my favorite Twitter Chats tomorrow right in the middle of a very important moving day!  For the past 2 weeks I’ve been cleaning my greenhouse, mixing new soil and digging up all the goodies I don’t want to lose when old man winter arrives in my garden. Tomorrow I […]

Pruning Tropical Hibiscus

DSC_4934 If you don’t rely on those who actually grow who can you trust?  Being the social media grower as I’m today it is unthinkable to not ask my connections on the networks ‘what do I do next’ and that is just what I did a few weeks ago before the first 40* reading arrived on […]

Recommend a Houseplant

Wandering Jew / Purple Heart I’ve got the houseplant for you ….. Seriously! A few weeks ago my Twitter friend @queen_elisheba  and I were chatting about how we both would like to grow more plants indoors.  It wasn’t until I started moving plants indoors to protect from the cooler temperatures  that I  realized I had the perfect plant for newbies […]

Houseplant Wana-Be’s

Myster Plant In a matter of seconds the Weather Channel App completely rescheduled my gardening agenda for this week. Who would have imagined the forecast would have temperatures in the 30’s this soon in September after the wacky patterns Mother Nature had been delivering this year.  I think I must have checked that  @weatherchannel reading on my […]

What Is Your Outdoor Space?

My Garden ... AKA as a Yard A few days ago I had the honor of speaking with one of my favorite West coast garden writer friends.  I was so excited to hear all about his upcoming garden lectures and his new book coming out in early 2013 that I wasn’t ready when he asked me  ‘What do you call your yard?‘.  […]

Twitter Chats

Twitter Chats Do you find yourself spending time clicking over to Twitter to see if someone has Tweeted about a blog post you just shared or if you just have to check out what is making the popular trendy hashtag? I’ve got just the site to recommend for! This is a site that will help you stay […]

Labor Of Love

Mystery Sunflower A Favorite Seed I can depend on each year … the sunflower! Gardening isn’t always easy … but it is truly a labor of love.  This summer left many gardeners feeling frustrated and looking forward to Autumn according to many comments I’ve seen on the social networks.  I will admit during the drought days we […]

Holland Michigan Getting Spicy

Spices I Brought Home to My Kitchen This summer I was a guest at the Garden Writers Media Day (#GWMediaDay) put on by Proven Winners, Spring Meadow Nursery, Walters Garden and Garden Crossings Greenhouse near Lake Michigan.   My daughter and I had a wonderful time with talented writers from the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana regions.   One the last day of our trip […]

Gardenia Indoors

f07a4f0ad33411e1aee522000a1e8a5f_7 There is nothing more fragrant then the fresh bloom of the gardenia plant.  This beautiful species caught my eye back in late winter last year when I was a guest of Costa Farms to view the amazing trial gardens in Miami, Florida where their greenhouse are located. One thing I’ve learned as a photographer is […]

Takeya Iced Tea and Me

DSC_9661 I’m going to totally brag about my addiction to sharing images and connecting with people in this blog post today.  I’m still all giggly about the fact that  I won a Takeya Iced Tea Kit just by doing what I love to do most : Pinning! A few weeks ago I was going through my […]

Growing Healthy Citrus in Ohio

Lemon Shrub Blooms in August My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring some of my favorite garden centers and what they were doing during the holiday season. You can find out more about […]

Pink Promise

pinkpromose This is the year of the rose in my garden. Thanks to all the information and social networking support from my rose enthusiast friends I’m being adventurous and growing roses I never dreamed of trying in my Ohio garden. The other day while shopping at a local garden center I came across this healthy looking […]