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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 […]
January 3, 2013 8
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#barnstalking

They are structures that blended into the country fields around me until I found a hashtag on Instagram a little over a year ago.  I was captivated by some of the amazing images Instagram users like briandowd and cmykchicago were sharing.   These two instagram guru’s share some of the best instant images daily and I […]
January 2, 2013 0
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone! I think this is the first year I’m not feeling bummed about being ‘fluffy’ (my term for being over weight) and making a new year resolutions that is domed like all the years past.  One thing I learned in 2012 is that you have to put your heart into life and […]
January 1, 2013 8
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Winters Late Arrival

Winter Storm Takes on Ohio the Day After Christmas We have been waiting for this snow ‘storm’ after missing the jet-stream that brought snow to the Midwest the week before Christmas. Winter finally arrived late afternoon in my garden and it was fun to share images and tweets with everyone using social networking.  The shares […]
December 26, 2012 2
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Count Down 2013

Some of my favorite shares from 2012 ….. IF you can’t view this Flickr Slideshow : Click Here. to be re-directed to my FLickr Pro Page. A Few of My Favorite Things in 2012 ……  I can’t wait to share more with you in 2013!
December 22, 2012 0
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Amaryllis Natural : No Soil

Have you ever grown anything with no soil? I was inspired by a photo on Google+ this morning by Nancy Wallace  (Garden Consultation) to try growing my amaryllis in a glass container with no soil. I had seen images of bulbs growing this way before in a few popular home magazines but have never actually […]
December 21, 2012 3
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Black Olive Tapenade

I shared this tasty treat on Instagram last night and had a few folks ask if I would share the recipe.  This is the perfect treat on a cozy winter night and  goes great with most any red wines. Black Olive Tapenade  Recipe : Click Image It’s shares like these that make me wish I […]
December 19, 2012 1
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A Piece of NYC : Cannoli Style

The chocolate in this photo share appears to have nothing to do with growing but I’m going to share with you how it is about of growing garden relationships using social media.  You see, I started following this talented foodie / lifestyles writer back in March 2012 while attending the Philadelphia Flower show. We both […]
December 18, 2012 2
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Poinsettia Care : They Can Survive The Holidays!

A friendly reminder that it is time to water those Poinsettia plants you received at Thanksgiving.  A few weeks ago I had the privilege of spending the afternoon at Bostdorff Garden Center in Bowling Green, Ohio with garden writer Kate Copsey.  During our visit I captured some video of Mrs. Bostdorff who was so kind […]
December 18, 2012 0
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Amaryllis : Planting Tips

Every year I’m super busy decorating my home, baking cookies, making Christmas cards and getting together with family and friends that I totally forget to plant my holiday bulbs.  I’m lucky if I remember to drop those cute little paper white bulbs I pick up at the local independent garden center into a container after […]
December 15, 2012 5
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“Brilliant!” : I Want You To Join Us For Tea!

Brilliant : Follow #FlowerShow on Twitter for Show Details “Brilliant!” is what the English say for #awesomeness ( a hashtag I use daily on social for shares I find out of this world! ) In 2013, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is celebrating the majestic beauty and creative genius of Great Britain, and pay tribute […]
December 14, 2012 17
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Winner Announced / 2 Tickets to the #nwfgs

One of the lively container designs featured at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2012 I want to thank everyone who entered the Northwest Flower and Garden Show ticket giveaway  featured on BGgarden.com site this week. I look forward to sharing with you at the show in February 2013 using social media.  The qualifying participant […]
December 13, 2012 3