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Apple Blossom

I forgot to label my amaryllis bulbs in the containers I planted them in. The experience of watching the bloom take on color this month has been like Christmas all over again.  The surprise of what the bloom color will be is almost as exciting as having the uplifting color indoors during these drab winter […]
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I’m Really Excited About Sustainable Seeds

As it continues to snow on this 20*F day in my Ohio garden I’m clicking through seed catalogs online dreaming of what my garden will be like in a few months.  I find it hard to click off of the main page of the Sustainable Seed Company main page because I’m loving the assortment of […]
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You Can Grow Roses

Do you remember the first time you saw a Knock Out rose shrub?  What was your impression of that new promise to be able to have a rose garden with ease in your home garden? I will admit when I first saw the Knock Out at the garden center I was working at about 8 […]
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LF User Spotlight

Each day is filled with networking about the fun things I grow in my greenhouse or in the garden depending on the time of year. There are many amazing people on Twitter who enjoy sharing their experience by commenting to others.  If it weren’t for conversation on the social networks I don’t think I would […]
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I Saw an Angel in a Conifer Garden

On a beautiful autumn day I got to spend the day in one of the most inspiring gardens in Michigan.  Conifer expert and horticulture editor Ron Elardo gave my friend Maria and I a tour of his personal conifer garden as well as the Hidden Lake Gardens.  I share more about this visit on Conifers […]
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Gardening with Confidence – with Helen Yoest

She embraces gardening with her southern charm and style that shines through in her writings.  Helen Yoest is the owner of Gardening With Confidence™ website and can be found monthly in many of our favorite gardening magazines like  Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, Traditional Home, and Southern Living Magazine.  Mid 2012 her very first […]
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Where Do You Find Peace?

Are you a ‘soon as your head hits the pillow you are out’ kind of person or does it take some time to find that inner peace before drifting off to sleep land? I don’t usually have a hard time falling to sleep even during the busy times in my life over the past year […]
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Flickr Friday : Did You Know

Did you know that the largest sharing and photo networking site Flickr was created by Caterina Fake in 2004?  I was quit impressed to read of her other achievements over the year and what a pioneer in social media she has been.  Browsing her blog has been an eye opener for me as from the […]
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Isn’t It Wonderful

Many wonder how can I stand to see the lush landscape go from green to bare and almost lifeless.  A few have asked me why do I enjoy living in Ohio especially during the winter months when the temperatures drop way below freezing for many days.  The image above is just one of the many […]