Lemon Shrub Blooms in August

Growing Healthy Citrus in Ohio

My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring some of my favorite garden centers and what they were doing during the holiday season. You can find out more about […]
August 29, 2012 5
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Pink Promise

This is the year of the rose in my garden. Thanks to all the information and social networking support from my rose enthusiast friends I’m being adventurous and growing roses I never dreamed of trying in my Ohio garden. The other day while shopping at a local garden center I came across this healthy looking […]
August 28, 2012 2
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Clean Up Saturday with Baby Hawk

Busy week ahead with heading to the Independent Garden Center Show and loading up the GMC and throwing a party with LaManda at the Peterson Garden in Chicago. I made a commitment to spend most of the day on Saturday cleaning up around the front landscape of my home. I’m glad I made that choice […]
August 19, 2012 3
Tomato,Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Do you shop at the grocery store for food items that will go with what you are growing this time of year? I call it the ‘Garden First Shopping List’.   The other day while picking up some much needed meal planning staples like bread, milk and eggs I grabbed a chuck of mozzarella cheese […]
August 12, 2012 5
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Lend a Green Thumb Follow #GMCNYC

I’m heading to New York City for the BlogHer12 Event tomorrow. I can’t stop pinching myself …. I’m actually going to #BLOGHER12! To kicking  off #Blogher12 in true garden gal style I’m  joining a few green thumb bloggers who will be meeting the fun gals from GMC to navigate through Manhattan to Sprainbook Nursery located […]
August 1, 2012 4
Lawn Care w/ Calico Kitty

Why My Lawn Is Important To More Than Just ME!

Calico Betty Enjoying the Lawn in Our Garden “A plot of grass,usually tended or mowed, as one around a residence or in a park or estate.” is the defination for Lawn on Yahoo Education. Who wrote that narrow definition anyways?  The definition of lawn to me is so much more…  it includes a very important […]
July 22, 2012 11
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Plant Up Some Kid-Friendly Hanging Boxes

Being a Mom has been a pretty cool gig… especially when we can play in the garden soil together.  A few years back I came across these really neat hanging baskets that had clips on them that could attach to the side of a deck.  The first thing I thought of was the railing on […]
July 12, 2012 7
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Why I’m #gardenchat s Biggest Fan

For the past two years I’ve been watching the clock and counting down the minutes until the Monday night party begins! This Twitter based chat forum has made Monday  super exciting unlike the years before when it was only the day that marked the start of the work week. For the past few years I’ve […]
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