Quick Note About A Quick Cure

Safe To NUKE anywhere! 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 […]

Growing Roses That Inspire

Could be Dr. Huey 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 […]

Pesto Pizzazz Recipe

Pizzazz in My Raised Beds 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 […]

Shasta Daisy : Silver Princess Guaranteed Bloom

Daisy Blooms June - August 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 […]

Container Explosion

Great Combo that will Explode In Your Garden! 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 […]

Zinnia Seed Indentification Made Easy

Zinnia Seed Labeling Tip from Bren 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 […]

Don’t List Me : I Just Want To Brag!

 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 Facts & Relief

Poison Ivy 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 […]

Join Us In The A.M. on #gardenwalk

My Frist Shares on #gardenwalk via Twitter @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 […]

Memorial Day Flower

 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…

Capture Before The Storm

Yellow Is My Favorite Color 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 […]

A New Space To Grow : Mandevilla

Mandivilla's early spring 2011 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 […]

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Green?

 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 […]

What Happens When You Fail?

 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 […]

Michigan Garden Center With Kids In Mind

Play Area for the Kiddos at Parran's in Ida, Michigan 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 […]

Eco-Friendly Make It Fit Your Bucket List?

Collecting Rain and Social Networking 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.  […]

#SeedKeeperPalooza Dance in the BGgarden

 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 […]

Planting Potatoes Year 2

Mobile Upload : Greenhouse Landscape Project 5/11 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 […]

Pear Flare Must Share

Bradford Pears First To Bloom 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?

When To Fertilize

Petunias by Proven Winners 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 […]

Social Media via Twitter From TheGardenChat

Bren  talks #gardenchat 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 […]

The Outcast of Spring

 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! […]