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Kicking off The Holiday Season ….Wreath Winner Announced

And the Winner is …… ( watch the video ) Thank you everyone who  participated in the Cheerful Tradition Wreath Giveaway.  It has been inspiring reading about your holiday traditions you enjoy to continue each year.  Big THANK YOU to my friend P.Allen Smith for arranging this product giveaway.  I can’t wait to see where […]
November 26, 2012 1
Poinsettia w/ Iphone

How to Care for Poinsettia

Black Friday to me is finding great deals on healthy poinsettia to give to family and friends. It is a great way to kick off the Christmas season by giving from the garden ( or greenhouse).  I would like to share a few tips on keeping your poinsettia healthy well into the New Year with […]
November 25, 2012 1
herbs growing in raised beds

Grow Your Own Herbs Starting at Thanksgiving Dinner

Herb Section at Local IGC Did you know that cut bunch of herbs from your local grocery store cost as much as it would to start your own plants from seed?  This Thanksgiving when you head out to get your fresh ingredients that include herbs for your Thanksgiving fest I want to challenge you to […]
November 20, 2012 1
Slow Cooked Meal

Super Easy Beef and Barley Stew

Heading to the local Independent Garden Center with my friend Kate Copsey of today. It’s a cold 38* outside and after a long day it is nice to come home to a warm healthy meal. The recipes I’m sharing today is prepared in my slow cooker and is super easy to make. This is my […]
November 20, 2012 0
My SeedKeeper Filled With Year-Round Favorites

Seed Planning for 2013 on #gardenchat

This Is My seedkeeper organizer Flled With Year-Round Growing! Seed planning 2013 for me is what I’m growing in the greenhouse January until it is time to start the seeds for the garden outdoors.  I’m always thinking seeds no mater what time of year it maybe.  I love the packages they come in and I […]
November 19, 2012 1
Bren's Notes ... Traditions with a Spin

Let’s Talk Turkey from the Garden

I’m ready to talk turkey butt … and all the goodies that get stuffed in and around this locally raised bird I roast up each year.  I wasn’t always so confident about preparing the bird for all the guest who stop by each year for our Thanksgiving celebration.  Luckily, the first time I cooked up […]
November 18, 2012 0
Purfect Kitty in the Blooms

iPhone : 5 Quick Photography Tips from a Gardener

The best thing about taking a photo with an iphone is the capture is simple, ease and totally accessible.  Seriously, who doesn’t have their phone on them at all times these days? Today I would like to share  5 simple photography tips when using an iPhone in the garden and out! 1. My #1 rule […]
November 16, 2012 2
Recipe Here - Hunt's Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup #HuntsRecipes

Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup Busy week leading up to Thanksgiving and I’m super thankful for the recipe I’m sharing with you all today.  This is the perfect meal to warm the family up on a cool autumn evening. The seasoned tomatoes and hearty chunks used in this recipe may just have my home canned […]
November 15, 2012 0
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Not Hard To Find and Super Easy To Grow : Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus is the Star of My Sunroom This Week Every year I grab a Christmas cactus from the garden center in our local grocery store as an impulse purchase.  Who can resists the colorful packaging featuring a seasonal bow and of course the blooms on the plant are to die for!  And for some […]
November 14, 2012 6
From Drive Home in #Ohio

You Don’t Want to Know

I’m not sure how long that fully loaded truck sat in the tomato field but I can tell you it was longer then the time it took me to harvest my own home grown in my 40′x50′ veggie garden and process them for winter meals. This photo came to mind when I recently read ‘Fresh […]
November 13, 2012 3
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Holiday Planning With Southern Living

In July I was checking my list of last minute summer planting to be sure I had enough flowers to dry for my Christmas garland for that coming December.  December is my favorite time of the year but dreaming of Christmas decor in my summer garden has been a tradition for the past 10 years […]
November 12, 2012 2