Spring Rain #gardenwalk

Daffs Heading Back to the Orchard April showers … well you know! The rain storm brought many puddles to our Ohio garden.  It was much needed rain in our garden that was very dry for the month of April.  I’m sure if I checked the state records for rain fall we are under expectations.   With this in mind we are enjoying […]

Sunday Greenhouse Road Trip Part 2

DSCF8144 From my 2009 archive Corso’s Nursery and Garden Center  Sandusky, Ohio Last stop on our Mothers Day Greenhouse Road trip was further down the scenic Ohio lake shore drive to Sandusky, Ohio. I have been down this road 1,000’s of times in my life because it is main route to Cedar Point Amusement Park. It’s […]

Sunday Greenhouse Road Trip Part 1

linaria herb I have been wanting to check out local growers featured on the Maumee Valley Growers Website to help support local growers. I spent the morning copying the addresses into our GPS for an afternoon of Greenhouse Touring. What a perfect day to enjoy a scenic ride East out toward the Lake. First stop on my Mothers Day Greenhouse Road Trip was Barnes in Huron, Ohio. It was a great day for a drive and an even better day to see how local growers were doing on one of their most busiest retail days of the season. This large greenhouse ……

Make Spring Happy : Bloom Tuesday

First of the blooms along the back garden in greenhouse landscape area. Wishing everyone a very Happy Bloom Tuesday from my Ohio garden! Miniature variety of Daffodils that were forced indoors when I originally purchased them and now grow in my landscape. Be sure to plant them in the landscape after they are done blooming indoors to insure a bloom the following year. The white primrose finally […]

Plant Party – Kid Friendly Way to Say Happy Earth Day!

Untitled Let’s teach our kids about Earth Day by having a Plant Party!  The month of April is a time to celebrate Earth Day as well as bring awareness to the many different houseplants that are kid friendly. My #LittleHelper Having Fun Decorating The Plant Party Container The ‘O2 four You’ program by Costa Farms is […]

Spring Arrived In My Rose Garden

rose 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 […]

Wine Garden Design at Northwest Flower and Garden Show

DSC_3072-2 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 […]

Maumee River Walleye Season

frontWalleye 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 […]

Wildlife Photo Contest @NWF

20130403-231333.jpg 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 […]

It’s Not Spring Without Betty

salad_box 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 […]

Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

Peas with Baked Ricotta 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 […]

Social Media #vine Helps Me Grow

vine_BG 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