Inspired by my friend Jen who is all about exercise and only putting clean into her body I decided to experiment with lettuce this afternoon. This recipe was using what I had on hand as I …….
Busy Bee takes on a whole new meaning if you are gardening back near my greenhouse in the potting table area this time of year. These big wasp type insects are buzzing away at the untreated lumber used to construct the hang over that shields my potting table from rain. This type of structure is […]
On Mothers Day weekend my son made a birdhouse to go on top of a trellis we had made out of an old t.v. antenna. The antenna has served as a great structure for the wild rose bush to climb but it desperately needed something at the top to finish off the design. It is […]
With summer just around the corner and the veggies starting to arrive in the garden it is time to share some quick and easy meals that are going on my table this time of year. < easy garden recipe included>
Basil Plant Loaded with Flavor Adds To The Energy Of This Raised Bed Burpee Sweet Basil & Ball Annual Favorites This is the second year of totally mixing it up in the gardens around the greenhouse. In the images above I share a few of my favorites by Burpee Home Garden. Color dances early in […]
Silver Princess Shasta Daisy Take Center Stage This evening I spent a few moments with my 50mm lens on my Nikon Camera in my home garden that is totally taking shape after a rough spring. I will admit that after spending yesterday in award winning landscapes with the APLD group I thought I would return […]
Caution : Container That Explodes Throughout the Season After watching this container design filled with a few of my favorite colors this season erupt into summer, I ‘m seriously considering creating a category dedicated to Container Design. This combination I’m sharing today will explode all the way into the first frost. Tag for a Winning […]
Pink, Yellow & Orange – BGgarden Theme Colors 2011 IF you are familiar with my garden networking there is no doubt you will agree I’m a seed addict. I love everything about seeds! How can anyone not love the experience of nurturing your own plants in your home & garden? Saving seeds from the plant […]
If you are familiar with flying on any major airline these days I’m sure you are like me and consider other sources to travel to your set destination to avoid any complication commonly experienced at airports. A negative of flying is the dilemma of what to pack with flight safety in mind. I’ve been reserved […]
Poison Ivy : Leaves of Three – Let It Be! If you have ever encountered poison ivy and have dealt with the skin irritation that most commonly follows then you know the long term lasting effects from this plant. It almost seems unfair how poison ivy attacks. If you are not aware of the ‘three […]
@BG_garden Collection Of #gardenwalk Shares With summer weather arriving in my garden and planting is in full swing, it is hard to fit everything in my new daily schedule. After the unexpected and totally out of season weather patterns most of the Midwest has been left scratching their heads and a few who are throwing […]
The high school band march to the ceremony down Main Street The Geraniums loving the heat at the Cemetery Ceremony (be sure to click, on the video blow for music while you check out this post) Selection from the High School band at the Ceremony Like this:Like Loading…
Two Year Old Lantana Putting On A Show It was a race to beat the storm on Wednesday as I ran out to the garden with my Nikon to capture some of the action. First on the list was to water the greenhouse goodies and move the flats of bedding plants I had waiting to […]
Is it just me or does it seem like when we are home with some time to spend in our gardens the time goes by so very fast? This weekend was totally one of those moments for me and my family as we spent most of our time dodging the storms and putting together a […]
I can’t believe I’m sharing this snapshot – look at all those weeds! The rain and cooler weather has been keeping me inside for most of the week. Thanks to all the rain, the beds I had cleaned out are getting new growth as well as some new weeds popping up. This image above is […]
A guest post by author Michael Nolan I am honored to be the very first guest to share the writing stage on BGgarden with my good friend Bren and because of that, I took a great deal of time to think about the topic I wanted to discuss here. I only hope that you will […]
I think the first thing I tweeted from this location was ‘BRILLIANT’! Last Friday my husband and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary. Staying close to home and enjoying some dream time visiting a garden center and a relaxing walk through a wildlife garden in Michigan made it the perfect Friday afternoon. The perfect date […]
It has been my mission to keep it green and as natural as possible in my home and garden and proud to say I’ve been completely green in my year-round greenhouse for over a year. Every day is a learning experience with information I collect mostly online via Social Networking on Twitter / Facebook. […]
These girls are my kind of ladies – they just just wanna have fun! I love seeing fellow garden friends getting on the hashtag (#) movement and sharing some of the most wonderful things about growing your own garden. The Seed Keeper Company girls are living out their dreams as they travel across Ohio, Michigan […]
My First Potato / July 2010 Last year was the first year to experiment with growing a garden in raised bed structures. One of the hot topics on #gardenchat / Twitter was planting potatoes. With a little help from my friends online I was educated about how easy it was to grow all types of […]
I highly recommend the beautiful Bradford pear tree not only because they provide beautiful color in the Autumn but because they have the most grand welcome to early spring! YOUR THOUGHTS?
What is your favorite Color?
This container of supersowsunday lettuce mix by Territorial Seed Company featured on the left says it all!
Last week was the last of the Outdoor Living Extravaganza Event hosted by Proven Winners for Spring 2011. Four major cities in Canada and the United States were chosen to kick off the planting season by holding a retreat and seminar featuring local garden specialist. I attended the Canadian event held in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto […]
Sharing what is growing on in my neck of the woods is why I’ve been online from the get-go. If it weren’t for social media and outlets like BLOGGER or Facebook, I would have never have met the fabulous garden folks I know today. Where would I be today in my garden without Joe Lamp’l […]
With spring comes a few unwanted guest to our gardens. Today’s outcasts just happen to have wings and enjoy leaving unwanted ‘ekk’ in the pond. Don’t think I’m heartless because the River runs just an few acres from the pond where the rest of the ducklings swim. I’m guessing these two were the trouble makers! […]