Choosing Vegetable Seedlings

Fullscreen capture 132015 90340 PM It’s the new year and seed catalog time! As you are placing your orders for garden 2015 please keep in mind that there is more to just planting the seeds. I came across this video on Twitter from the Colorado Extension office. The universities have wonderful information for home gardeners to learn from including this […]

Garden Successes and Failures of 2014 : #11 Garden Chatter

Fullscreen capture 142015 104434 PM On December 30, 2014 Adam Cortell and I celebrated our 11th Garden Chatter presentation with some amazing garden writers. Giggles, tips on gardening and inspiring ideas on this presentation where failures in the garden are only growing experiences. Garden Chatter #11 Having trouble viewing this presentation? Click over to the Garden Chatter Playlist on Youtube […]

Top 5 Twitter Users Who Inspired Me in 2014

Fullscreen capture 12292014 63118 PM My first tweet was on April 1, 2009. It’s been an amazing journey meeting fascinating people on that social platform daily. As we say goodbye to 2014 I want to do a quick shout out to ‘tweeps’ that have inspired me, made me think, and most of all made me smile. Mud Baron @Cocoxochitl I […]

Top Flower Picks Of 2014

IMG_3168.JPG These are my top flower picks from 2014 gardening in hardiness zone 5b Ohio. Under each images I feature I will share what I loved most about the bloom. Nasturtium Growing the nasturtium from seed in early spring is rewarding not only because it is an inexpensive seed but because it is easy to grow. […]

Garden Cocktail Party on Garden Chatter

BGgarden_video_gardenchatter14 (5) Just before Christmas a group of garden enthusiasts got together and shared on a Google Hangout about cocktails and appetizers we love to  whip up for the holidays. I couldn’t stop giggling … it was so much fun seeing some of my favorite gardeners from around the country sharing their garden recipes and more. Garden […]

German Statice For Christmas

Christmas decor 2006 Looking through Christmas decoration images from years past I came across this image of my fireplace mantel decorated with dried flowers from the summer garden.  I totally forgot about 2006 when I was first introduced to perennials with flowers that can be dried.  One of the first plants I grew was the German Statice after […]

Garden-pedia: Meet Maria Zampini

Fullscreen capture 12192014 114056 AM Maria Zampini has teamed up with Pamela Bennett of The Ohio State University to co-author the only book you will ever need to understand garden speak! She is a familiar face if you’ve been to any garden center or garden show event.  You can also find Maria on the HGTV Home Plants Website where she […]

Adding Cut Flowers To Your Holiday Decor

IMG_8632.JPG There is nothing better than fresh flowers in the home for the Holiday Season. I love bringing home rose, mums, fresh greens and daisies to use in vases on the dining table.  The blooms remind me of summer to come and keeps a smile on my face knowing that spring won’t be to far away! […]

Connecting People With Plants

Bill and Tracy Blevins They are the co: creators of the community for anyone interested in plants, gardens and green spaces. Meet Bill and Tracy Blevins of PlantsMap.com  Both are extremely active on social media sharing their passion for gardening.  I love following Tracy on Twitter because she is always sharing something new from the garden world.  Bill Blevins […]