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Chihuly Chillin’ in Toledo

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 […]
December 1, 2012 4
Wreath on BGgarden.com Front Entry

Wreath Is Hung Just In Time

Seymore and Calico Betty Snug On the Porch It was an extremely mild evening for the last day of November in Ohio.  I remember it being calm like this last year when I decorated the front porch of our home. Keeping it Simple I’ve always kept it simple when decorating the outdoors of our country […]
December 1, 2012 4
Kate Copsey Working on Her Poinsettia Show

Kate Copsey : Poinsettia Adventure

Kate Copsey Shares Poinsettia at Local IGC It isn’t everyday I get to visit one of my favorite independent garden centers with a fellow garden writer.  You can imagine my excitement to meet up with the fabulous Kate Copesy at Bostdorff Greenhouse in Bowling Green, Ohio yesterday.   Kate was on location filming for her new […]
November 30, 2012 2
Park Landscape

Park In Brazil : Houseplants, Cats and Mystery Bloom

Photo Collection from Park in Southern Brazil When we first arrived in Brazil last June after a direct flight from Detroit Metro Airport my husband and I were totally unglued and woozybut not wanting to just hang out at our hotel we decided to adventure out.  The primary language in Brazil is Portuguese so we […]
November 27, 2012 7
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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