Amaryllis Natural : No Soil

20121213-190515.jpg 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 […]

Black Olive Tapenade

oliveDish 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 […]

A Piece of NYC : Cannoli Style

LA Burdick Chocolate Basket 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 […]

Poinsettia Care : They Can Survive The Holidays!

Poinsettia at Bostdorff Garden Center / BG Ohio 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 […]

Amaryllis : Planting Tips

20121211-233958.jpg 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 […]

Winner Announced / 2 Tickets to the #nwfgs

small_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 […]

From My Tool Tote : Giveaway

BGgarden_pruner_corona (2) There are a dozen garden giveaways going on right now in the gardening social world.  I think it is awesome to see everyone getting into the Christmas spirit and giving from their gardens.  That is why I asked my friends at Corona Tools if I could giveaway a few of my favorite products I use […]

Veggie Growing in December

Broccoli from my Summer Garden Be sure to click on the image below to read the rest of the story….. When the days leading up to Christmas get a little hectic there is always inspiration and a breath of fresh air in the greenhouse.   Click on the images above to find out more about what I’m growing in my Ohio […]

Christmas Give Back To Nature #GardenWalk

Air Plants - BGgarden.com My Thursday #gardenwalk share is from The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. It is a quick hour drive up north from my home and garden and I wish I could get up there more often to visit.  Matthaei Botanical Garden and Arboretum connects people with nature. They teach about sustaining the […]

Virtual Cookie Party 2012

Giveaway Details It’s the season for giving!! This Holiday Season #gardenchat Twitter Chat Forum is combining our talents with the inspiring #spicychat community (admin – Rashmi Primlani of @PrimlandKitchen ) to host an extra special virtual cookie party to share with your loved ones. Please join us this coming Thursday, December 6th at 8 PM EDT for […]

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

DSC_0112 With cookie party season upon us I’m having a great time sharing some of our family favorites on my blog site.  This Whoopie Pie recipe will give you a sugar rush while filling your home with the scent of gingerbread.  What’s not to love about that?! Gingerbread Whoopie Pie Click on the image above to […]

Crispy Breaded Tilapia From My Greenhouse

Fish with Crispy Breaded Hard to believe we are starting our second year of raising our own fish year-round in our Ohio garden / greenhouse.  We started using tilapia in our 1/4 acre pond to help keep it healthy.  This variety of fish is a great addition to any garden pond limited the use of chemicals to keep the […]

Chihuly Chillin’ in Toledo

DSC_0087-2 Toledo Museum of Art Numerous Saturday mornings as a child I would spend at the Toledo Art Museum attending music and art classes.  It was a given I would go to College and spend time in the Fine Art’s Department of this Ohio landmark.  Today I had a wonderful time with my gardening pal Monica […]