Twitter Chats

Twitter Chats

Do you find yourself spending time clicking over to Twitter to see if someone has Tweeted about a blog post you just shared or if you just have to check out what is making the popular trendy hashtag? I’ve got just the site to recommend for! This is a site that will help you stay […]
September 4, 2012 5
Mystery Sunflower

Labor Of Love

A Favorite Seed I can depend on each year … the sunflower! Gardening isn’t always easy … but it is truly a labor of love.  This summer left many gardeners feeling frustrated and looking forward to Autumn according to many comments I’ve seen on the social networks.  I will admit during the drought days we […]
September 3, 2012 6
Spices I Brought Home to My Kitchen

Holland Michigan Getting Spicy

This summer I was a guest at the Garden Writers Media Day (#GWMediaDay) put on by Proven Winners, Spring Meadow Nursery, Walters Garden and Garden Crossings Greenhouse near Lake Michigan.   My daughter and I had a wonderful time with talented writers from the Ohio, Michigan and Indiana regions.   One the last day of our trip […]
September 2, 2012 1
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Gardenia Indoors

There is nothing more fragrant then the fresh bloom of the gardenia plant.  This beautiful species caught my eye back in late winter last year when I was a guest of Costa Farms to view the amazing trial gardens in Miami, Florida where their greenhouse are located. One thing I’ve learned as a photographer is […]
September 1, 2012 4
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Takeya Iced Tea and Me

I’m going to totally brag about my addiction to sharing images and connecting with people in this blog post today.  I’m still all giggly about the fact that  I won a Takeya Iced Tea Kit just by doing what I love to do most : Pinning! A few weeks ago I was going through my […]
August 31, 2012 4
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