Great Backyard Bird Count

 Wonder what they are saying to each other? In the past months I’ve had some pretty interesting birds stop by my bird feeder right outside my window.  It is a time consuming hobby to capture the wildlife with camera and I envy those who are able to capture the birds in their own natural environment.  […]

Networking Pruning in Anticipation

 As the tease to spring arrives and we endure temperatures in the low 60*’s  I can’t help but wonder how many cabin fever zone 5 gardeners made the mistake of getting out and doing some spring clean up in the landscaping?  It is only late February and even though I’m feeling that spring itch we […]

Columbus Ohio : Gardens That Rock

09H&GS logo no sp A few of my favorite things at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show 2010 I’ve been super busy working on #gardenchat details for this spring, trip to Seattle next week and a few new writing gigs that this winter is just flying by.  When I contacted the Weirick Group who heads up the Central […]

Fuzzy & Feasible for Any Grower

Netherland Dwarf Best of Show Netherland Dwarf Ever have those days when you have a ‘billion’ things to do and when you finally sit down to start working on the project you have a ‘brain fart’ and you just can’t think?  I’ve had just that kind of a week!   Yesterday one of my chores included spending time […]

Potato Comfort on Cold Winter Day

 I don’t think I have ever seen so much hot air coming from my neighbors. After enduring a day in with temperatures in the teens , tonight’s dinner needed to be one that filled our home with warmth and comfort.  What other food can do that then a yummy roast all dressed up with some […]

Burpee Takes Gardeners to the Next Level

Burpee in Chicago Front Yard Garden of Shawna Coronado Last summer I had the privilege of meeting some pretty amazing folks who provide outstanding goods for the garden industry.  During these adventures into the garden industry I learned that my beloved Burpee seeds was not all about seeds.   Really! I would consider myself more of a artsy techy geek rather then a gardener.  In […]

Wednesday Wonder

 A greenhouse is used to grow your plants while a conservatory is to live among and nurture the species and a The Eleanor Armstrong Smith Glasshouse is where one can  awe in wonder. Captures from the Cleveland Botanical Garden to make it this a Wordless Wednesday …. did these succulent shares leave you in awe? […]

Artful Way to Share Seeds

 We are getting close to the big event and with each passing hour I can’t wait to get sharing all the seeds and information I’ve collected for #supersowsunday.  Toward the end of the week I was contacted by a representative  from @seedlibrary on my Facebook page stating they wanted to donate to this event.  HOW […]

Little Fingers Sowing Seeds

Kids in the BGgarden What better way to make your garden kid friendly then to get the kids in the garden and teach them how to sow some seeds of their own? Growing a garden gives children a chance to learn important life skills.  Kids can experience the joy that comes from caring for something while watching it grow […]

Winter Garden Party Cyber Style

 It was a year ago this week I started to feel the power of social networking site Twitter.  A group of gardeners who I enjoyed ‘tweeting up’ with  met up on started sharing ideas about sowing some seeds.   I blogged about the experience as it happen in my entry at Join is for #SuperSowSunday . […]

All Annuals Wildflower by BBBseed

 Another seed provider that I enjoy to follow on twitter and facebook is BBBseed.   If you are looking for fun seed shares be sure to follow them on Twitter at @BBBseeds because they are always sharing up to date information. BBBseed company was originally started in the previous owner’s garage in 1985. Four years […]

Giving Away A Garden : Dave Dollar Seed

 During the #supersowsunday seed round up where I’ve called out to those who networking seeds via Twitter I had the privilege of connecting with Dave Moffitt of Dave Dollar Seeds.  The photo to the left is Barb and Dave Moffitt of Cortland, NY, and the ‘donor bed’ that launched 2000 marigold seed packets.  You can […]

Fertilize Friday

 Can I do a repost because my Friday looks like this : Snow Covered Kitties Finding Art in things that are Dead in the Snow The image above was from my post last year titled “It Won’t be Long…” and interesting enough the post as added January 29th 2010.    The Image above surely warms up […]

I Missed It … or did I?

Falcon It’s been a while since I shared a photo of the week.  I’m truly enjoying the colors in these beautiful female Cardinals outside my window here in Ohio.  This is going to be my pick for the week. Can you image coming in from taking some fun winter images with tons of little colorful birds […]

Territorial Seeds

 Curiosity has me wanting to ask on my blog today if anyone else uses social networks like Facebook and Twitter more then they do their personal blog?  In the past year I’ve had the privileged of attending a few social media seminars focusing on the topic of how to use these forums.   The number one […]

Seed Keeping Made Easy

Ready to start Sowing! We are heading into one of my favorite times of the year for growing and to help keep my addiction for seeds organized I use The Seed Keeper. This is a super handy kit that helps me stay organized because there are dividers in the box and plenty of space for extras. I like to […]

WallFlower Studio : Sowing Earth Friendly

WallFlower Seeds One click over to WallFlower Studio and you will clearly see that Karen Sloan  has a background is in horticulture and floral design. She lives, gardens and paints in Haliburton County, Ontario, on several acres, with her family.   Owner of the earth friendly products featured on her Etsy site, shared with me that she had […]

Small Budget Big Blooms

Raised Beds Winter is usually the time of year that I use to organize and get caught up on any reading I have collected during the year.   For Christmas I received ‘The Small Budget Gardener’ by Maureen Gilmer as a gift.    I’m enjoying the book even though I’m not reading every word.   It doesn’t mean it isn’t […]

Creative Seeds Make the Art Connection

 There is a topic like NO OTHER that is sure to grab my attention and that is ART.   Now throw in some green growing and you have my undivided attention.    There is a new connection I’ve made on Twitter while putting together the #supersowsunday event that has done just that.    I want to share […]