Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Tomato,Mozzarella and Basil Salad Do you shop at the grocery store for food items that will go with what you are growing this time of year? I call it the ‘Garden First Shopping List’.   The other day while picking up some much needed meal planning staples like bread, milk and eggs I grabbed a chuck of mozzarella cheese […]

Lend a Green Thumb Follow #GMCNYC

blogher2012-296x300 I’m heading to New York City for the BlogHer12 Event tomorrow. I can’t stop pinching myself …. I’m actually going to #BLOGHER12! To kicking  off #Blogher12 in true garden gal style I’m  joining a few green thumb bloggers who will be meeting the fun gals from GMC to navigate through Manhattan to Sprainbook Nursery located […]

Why My Lawn Is Important To More Than Just ME!

Lawn Care w/ Calico Kitty Calico Betty Enjoying the Lawn in Our Garden “A plot of grass,usually tended or mowed, as one around a residence or in a park or estate.” is the defination for Lawn on Yahoo Education. Who wrote that narrow definition anyways?  The definition of lawn to me is so much more…  it includes a very important […]

Plant Up Some Kid-Friendly Hanging Boxes

BGgardenSwing12 (2) Being a Mom has been a pretty cool gig… especially when we can play in the garden soil together.  A few years back I came across these really neat hanging baskets that had clips on them that could attach to the side of a deck.  The first thing I thought of was the railing on […]

Why I’m #gardenchat s Biggest Fan

GCbirdy For the past two years I’ve been watching the clock and counting down the minutes until the Monday night party begins! This Twitter based chat forum has made Monday  super exciting unlike the years before when it was only the day that marked the start of the work week. For the past few years I’ve […]

Tu b e r o u s B e g o n i a Champagne

Begonia At first glance the bloom of the tuberous Begonia looks like a rose.  The champagne color caught my eye while shopping at a local IGC. and I just knew it would stand out on the shaded deck near our pond.  This annual has been growing in the hanging basket featured in the image above for […]

Dahlia Dare To

2012-07-071 Today’s Share From My Ohio Garden The ‘big ones’ always scared me when I would see them in the garden centers but today I grow them in my own garden fearlessly. I shared these bulbs I purchased back in April on Twitter If you ever thought you could never grow a dahlia think again.  This […]

I’m on 95.7 FM with Niki Jabbour Sunday AM

 Hey Y’all … I’m on Canadian radio News 95.7 FM with my friend Niki Jabbour Sunday at 10 :15 am ET .  I’m super excited to share on Niki’s show all the fun that goes into preparing for a Monday #gardenchat Twitter based chat  events.   Inspiring others to get in the garden by promoting […]

It’s A Hot Friday Flaunt

BGgarden Portulaca It’s Record High In The Garden and The Portulaca is Loving it! As July arrives so does the heat this weekend in most of the United States.  It has been a crazy growing year for us gardeners and many are rethinking how they grow in their personal gardens.  Today I’m sharing some of my Ohio […]

Landscape Idea : Carpet Rose Anyone Can Grow

DSC_0009 Today as I prepare for the heat wave that is coming across from the Midwest I took a few minutes out of my schedule to share with you one of my favorite landscape corners located at my Ohio home. You are going to love this Fourth of July color combination and a rose that ANYONE can grow!

What Gardening Means To Me

Oldy But Goodie :  Rudebeckia This is the time of year when gardening consumes me in the most marvelous way.  Sunrise finds me capturing an image to share of the glow on my garden to fighting the dark at sunset with hopes of  get  one more garden chore checked off my to -do list. Gardening has so many meanings to […]

Learn How To Grow Roses with #RoseChat

RoseChat : On BlogTalk Radio Rose Share on Twitter From My Garden :  Cream Showing Pink Petals Did you know that you can learn how to grow a rose using social media? It is true : I am living proof! I was once a sceptical of roses in my garden and being adventurous for me was adding a few fool […]

“Hey” from my Friday Ohio Garden

BGgarden Shrub Roses by Proven Winners / Color Choice A Favorite Gardens in my Ohio Yard is the corner of my Greenhouse Landscape Project Join me for a walk through one of my gardens here in my very dry corner of the state of Ohio. In the video below  upload to Youtube  I take you out to the garden landscape surrounding the breezeway / […]

Growing Tomatoes Online

G2B12veggies What’s not to love about social media? You can now grow tomatoes in cyber space …. well at least learn the details on how to by the experts! we are so lucky in this day and age to be able to have 1,000’s of experts to help us in all aspects of life including growing […]

Rainy Day From My Front Porch

Hydrengea in the Rain During the late morning on a rainy June day I took a break from my house work to notice the lily blooms were open in my front porch landscape.  Inspired to share these breath-taking blooms I decided to do a Ustream broadcast to share with others who were on twitter. Tuesday has been known to […]

Growing Veggies Year-Round No Matter Where You Live

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener This past Monday on #gardenchat (a Twitter based chat forum) we welcomed Canadian all natural grower Niki Jabbour.  Niki is the author of ‘The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener’ .  I had the privilege of meeting Niki Jabbour at the Philadelphia Flower Show this past spring so it was a delight to introduce her online to my […]