Park In Brazil : Houseplants, Cats and Mystery Bloom

Park Landscape 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 […]

Kicking off The Holiday Season ….Wreath Winner Announced

Classic 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 […]

How to Care for Poinsettia

Poinsettia w/ Iphone 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 […]

Grow Your Own Herbs Starting at Thanksgiving Dinner

herbs growing in raised beds 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 […]

Super Easy Beef and Barley Stew

Slow Cooked Meal 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 […]

Seed Planning for 2013 on #gardenchat

My SeedKeeper Filled With Year-Round Favorites 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 […]

iPhone : 5 Quick Photography Tips from a Gardener

Purfect Kitty in the Blooms The best thing about taking a photo with an iphone is the capture is simple, ease and totally accessible.  Seriously, who doesn’t have their phone on them at all times these days? Today I would like to share  5 simple photography tips when using an iPhone in the garden and out! 1. My #1 rule […]

Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup #HuntsRecipes

Recipe Here - Hunt's Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup Fire Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup Busy week leading up to Thanksgiving and I’m super thankful for the recipe I’m sharing with you all today.  This is the perfect meal to warm the family up on a cool autumn evening. The seasoned tomatoes and hearty chunks used in this recipe may just have my home canned […]

You Don’t Want to Know

From Drive Home in #Ohio I’m not sure how long that fully loaded truck sat in the tomato field but I can tell you it was longer then the time it took me to harvest my own home grown in my 40’x50′ veggie garden and process them for winter meals. This photo came to mind when I recently read ‘Fresh […]

Holiday Planning With Southern Living

bggarden_stockings12 In July I was checking my list of last minute summer planting to be sure I had enough flowers to dry for my Christmas garland for that coming December.  December is my favorite time of the year but dreaming of Christmas decor in my summer garden has been a tradition for the past 10 years […]

Cheerful Original Classic Wreath Giveaway

Click to Enlarge The cooler temperatures in my Ohio garden has brought me indoors to stay warm and start decorating for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  I’m so excited to be able to offer this giveaway from my friends at P.Allen Smiths because I have had my eye on his collection of Holiday decor since I first saw […]

Instagram Weekend Project : #WHPbluronpurpose

instagram_header This Weekend I’m joining in on instagram: Hashtag Project: #WHPbluronpurpose.  What a great way to practice your photography skills and join in the conversation with millions of other people who use instagram. I’m looking forward to sharing some blurpurpose theme images from my garden. Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen […]