January In My Ohio Greenhouse

greenhouse Winter is one of my favorite seasons because you can experience the best of all seasons in Ohio. Indoors many tropical and houseplants are blooming that remind me of summer and outside a few leaves from Autumn  are dancing in the trees that nestle in my landscape. The new beginnings that Spring brings is in bloom […]

I’ve Never Seen So Many Live Plants In A Hotel

20140105-233556.jpg After a long winter drive up Rt 23 and West on I96 to Grand Rapids for the #GLTE : ( Great Lakes Trade Expo) it was refreshing to walk to lobby of the Amway Grand Plaza. The snow just kept on coming down on this drive today. There were many cars in ditched. I was […]

The Quiet Before the Winter Storm

20140104-211031.jpg Preparing for the last two days for another punch of winter coming across the Midwest.  Grocery shopping for extra of the basics like milk, eggs and toilet paper.   This storm is really making me nervous because I have to head to Michigan for the Great Lakes Trade Expo tomorrow when we are suppose to be […]

Out for a Snow Walk

The Path Behind The Garden Northwest Ohio received a beautiful covering of white snow on our landscapes for New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share the experience with you all so I took some video while out on a snow walk in the woods around my garden. If you can’t view this video – please visit my youtube channel at […]

Celebrate with Cut Flowers in the New Year

Happy New Year with Roses Happy New Year – Picked this beautiful boutique of cut flowers up locally to enjoy during the first week of 2014. Cut Flower Tip : When you bring that beautiful boutique of flowers home be sure to cut ( at an angle) at least 1″ off the bottom of the steam.  A fresh cut allows […]

Don’t Forget To Update in The New Year

New Year Header on Google+ Happy New Year Everyone! I’m not going to go on a rant about New Years Resolutions because after 44 years of ringing in the new year I know they do not always lead to success. However, evaluating the year past and making sure things are organized for the new year can lead to success. Today […]

Tis The Season In My Garden

Home Winter Tis the Season and I want to share with you some favorite images from my garden landscape that I’ve shared on social media over the last few days along with a winter landscape tip. Tis the Season to enjoy nature and all that it brings to the garden.  I want to share with you a […]

Sunshine Award

sunshine-award What do those who love to share gardening on their social network do when the gardens are covered with white mulch?  Most of us share images and gardening tips from the growing season and dreams of what is to come in the new growing season.  I enjoy sharing the Christmas season through images from my […]

Affogato: Ice Cream & Italian Espresso Dessert

Espresso I think this is the first year that I basically decided that if the house was not decorated by my first holiday party event in December that it wasn’t going to be done.  My annual Haas Family Cookie Party was on December 13 and that is the last bow I tied to decorate the house.  […]

Easy to Make Greenery Center Piece

20131213-084825.jpg 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 […]

Holiday Landscape Lantern DIY

Lanterns and Greener 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 […]

5 Things to Be Thankful For

Rose Pairing 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 […]