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Easy to Make Greenery Center Piece

Keep it simple during the Holiday season is what I’m all about.  In this post I share with you a recycled box from my garden and some trimmings from the Christmas tree that became the center of attention at our coffee table this December. Needed For This Project 1 container or decorative box 3 large […]
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Holiday Landscape Lantern DIY

One of my favorite accessories in the garden is my collection of black metal lanterns. I use these simple pieces in the landscape year-round. During the Holiday season I love to dress them up to match my home. Red bows and greener to match the theme on the outside of our home to welcome friends […]
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5 Things to Be Thankful For

The pumpkin pie plate is being stored until Christmas, searches are being done for creative ways to incorporate leftover Thanksgiving turkey into the weeks meal plan, and the Christmas tree is ready to be decorated.  This year Thanksgiving came late in the month and it feels like a huge rush to move on to the […]
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Excited to Announce : I’m Presenting at the GLTE 2014

I love gardening and sharing with people about my experience on social media. In the new year I would be speaking at a few major garden shows on some of my favorite subjects.  Kicking off the new year at  Great Lakes Trade Expo in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Many landscape and nursery owners from the Midwest […]
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Must Have More Than One – Rose Garden

Do you believe there is such a thing as too much of a good thing?  When it comes to certain roses I believe there is no such thing as too many.  Today I’m encouraging my readers to stop and smell the roses in pairs. When you are shopping for roses pay close attention to how […]
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Apples in a Blanket Recipe

It’s Autumn in the garden and the spring bulbs are all planted for 2014 and leaves are being raked so its time to tuck some apples in! The recipe I’m sharing today will fill your home with amazing seasonal scents of cinamon, sugar, nutmeg and apples.  I loved hearing my teens ‘ mmmm….. smells pie’ […]
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How To Plant Crocus Along Walkway

There is a section of my garden near the woods that grows these cute tiny blue blooms in early spring. These blooms grow natural and I have yet been able to plant ID them. I can’t help but wonder if the first gardeners who planted crocus in the lawn was trying to recreate this natural […]
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The Fall of The Golden Ginkgo Leaves

The fan like leaves that can be used for dried crafts and the tall majestic form the mature Ginkgo tree takes on makes this a favorite in my Ohio landscape.  I fell in love with the tree when we moved to the country and became the owner of this tree also known as the maidenhair […]
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Muscari Bulbs : Easy Planting Tips

One of the highlights of spring  is watching these sweet scented blue bulbs called Muscari explode in the border of my landscape. Today I’m sharing with you a few of the reasons I’ve added these blooms to my gardens for over 20 years and how easy they are to add to yours. If you are […]