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Spring Arrived In My Rose Garden

Easy Grow Yellow Rose Shrub in my 2012 New Rose Garden Last Summer I added a few new rose gardens to my front landscape.  It was exciting to add David Austins, Proven Winners roses mixed with  a few of my favorite hydrangea varieties in these gardens  All winter long  I watched as the cold took […]
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Wine Garden Design at Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Who doesn’t love a glass of wine in the garden?  Now how about a create place in a garden show to enjoy local wines? One of my favorite gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was the shows wine garden.  The hard-scape mixed with the landscape design breath taking. The images don’t completely capture […]
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Maumee River Walleye Season

Each year thousands of fishing enthusiasts gather down along the Maumee River in Northwest Ohio to participate in the great Walleye Run. Yesterday I happen to be driving by the ‘Walleye Madness’ and couldn’t believe I found an open spot along the Maumee River to capture the Canadian Geese that were enjoying the day in […]
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Wildlife Photo Contest @NWF

There’s a photo contest going on over at the National Wildlife Federation site and I’m thinking about entering a few photos from my front porch. Grace Kitty Watches This Canadian Who Stopped By That Goose Was Back Again Today Not only have we had a few visits from the Canadian geese this first week in […]
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It’s Not Spring Without Betty

Betty Salad became a family tradition shortly after I got married almost 20 years ago when my mother in law shared with me how easy it was to make the dressing from scratch.  We use to have brunch up at The French Quarters after church from time to time and this salad was always on […]
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Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

I’m not a vegetarian but I can be during the spring and summer harvest season.  The next few months when some of the veggies we started from seed are being harvested is truly one of the best seasons out of the year.  I’m really excited to share with you today the latest publication by Deborah […]
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Social Media #vine Helps Me Grow

The really funny thing about the #vine app is how I was introduced to this app that was introduced in January 2013 for iphone users. One winter afternoon I noticed a few of my social media favorites to follow on Twitter were talking about ‘vine’. I immediately got excited to see that everyone was talking about gardening. Within seconds of my tweets about
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Head Start on Spring Gardening

One of the really cool things about having your own home greenhouse is being able to get a head start on spring. It maybe 50*F one day and then snow storm the next in March in zone 5b Ohio where I live and grow. My 10’x12′ is a safe haven for annuals that wouldn’t make it outdoors and a great place to get seeds started from the summer veggie garden. Click on over to Tootsie Time to see what others are sharing for Fertilize Friday!
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Beads for Needs

I want to share with you today about a family who found a creative way to spread the word about HOPE and to also raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children. If you follow my shares daily you will find lots of shares about my #littlehelper. Well #littlehelper ‘s Mommy was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in July of 2012. For Christmas #littlehelpers Mama who is also my Sister in law gave me a beautiful gift basket that included this postcard and a bracelet that I wear daily. The bracelet reminds me that their is HOPE and of all the good people out there who are doing their best to make things easier for those who are suffering from horrible disease like Cancer.
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QR Codes Can Help Your Garden Bloom

Earlier today I was a little frustrated because I couldn’t get a QR code to read while shopping at a local store.  I tried everything including restarting my iPhone  to making sure the QR scan code app was up to date.  As I share this with you now I can’t help but wonder why I […]