Seed Keeper Company – NWFGS This is my first trip to the west coast to cover a flower & garden show freelance. Seattle is 2,316 miles from my garden in Ohio according to Google maps. When I arrived in Seattle I got a wonderful message from the Chicago ladies at Seed Keeper Company asking me […]
Today was travel day to the #NWFGS. In the ‘tweet’ about I shared an image of how the northern folks clear the snow from the runway. It was a relaxing flight with a bumpy landing into Seattle. I think we were feeling the winds and clouds coming in from a storm that is expected to […]
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. […]
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 […]
I’m lost for words when it comes to sharing thoughts on succulents. My love for this plant began in my small in town yard that I turned into a garden filled with many succulents. As the years pass I’ve been overwhelmed with all the different types of succulents there are
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 […]
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 […]
I’m so ready for this….. kicking off spring from my greenhouse bloom today! Like this:Like Loading…
I’ve never had so many houseplants living healthy in my home until after I came in contact with Melissa of Costa Farms. You all know I’m a very busy Mom who enjoys growing in our home greenhouse and sharing the images with the network hoping to inspire but I’m just as excited to share my […]
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 […]
As a northern who lives and grows up in zone 5b I see this time of year when my outside canvas is covered with white mulch as a time of collecting to create. This is a time to be used to sketch up what we are dreaming to grow in our outdoors surrounding in a […]
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 […]
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? […]
On a recent visit to a local community garden I was introduced to sprouts. I know some of you are scratching your head thinking ‘what in the world is Bren thinking… sprouts have been around forever!’. Yes they have been around for a long time but I recently discovered a simple and easy way to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 . […]
On Sunday February 6 during the #supersowsunday event someone will be chosen to receive the gift set in the photo above.
The #supersowsunday Grand Prize includes….
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I made it threw many nights below zero the first year growing in Ohio zone 5b with the help of my dear internet friend. Glenda of TootsieTime.com inspired me and I know she will get you thinking about growing in your own….
The sunflowers that artfully dance in the image above are from my 20o8 veggie…..
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]