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Pruning Tropical Hibiscus

If you don’t rely on those who actually grow who can you trust?  Being the social media grower as I’m today it is unthinkable to not ask my connections on the networks ‘what do I do next’ and that is just what I did a few weeks ago before the first 40* reading arrived on […]
October 1, 2012 0
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Old Pick-Up Truck in the Landscape : My County Fair

Click Image To Enlarge The Wood County Fair is always an event for all to enjoy.  This year I think more then just gardeners enjoyed the showcase of different landscape designs that were featured throughout the Wood County Fairgrounds.  If you were to ask just about anyone where to find out gardening information they are […]
September 27, 2012 0
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Recommend a Houseplant

I’ve got the houseplant for you ….. Seriously! A few weeks ago my Twitter friend @queen_elisheba  and I were chatting about how we both would like to grow more plants indoors.  It wasn’t until I started moving plants indoors to protect from the cooler temperatures  that I  realized I had the perfect plant for newbies […]
September 24, 2012 1
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Houseplant Wana-Be’s

In a matter of seconds the Weather Channel App completely rescheduled my gardening agenda for this week. Who would have imagined the forecast would have temperatures in the 30′s this soon in September after the wacky patterns Mother Nature had been delivering this year.  I think I must have checked that  @weatherchannel reading on my […]
September 20, 2012 0
My Garden ... AKA as a Yard

What Is Your Outdoor Space?

A few days ago I had the honor of speaking with one of my favorite West coast garden writer friends.  I was so excited to hear all about his upcoming garden lectures and his new book coming out in early 2013 that I wasn’t ready when he asked me  ‘What do you call your yard?‘.  […]
September 17, 2012 0
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IGCshow Leftovers Get Growing in Chicago with GMC

The week of August 21 was a week of whirlwind extravaganza in the garden world for me and many others who connect in the windy city for the IGCshow. Kick off began with the big #gardenchat LIVE in Chicago event in the amazing Peterson Garden Project.  Tuesday morning most of the social media gurus from […]
September 7, 2012 7
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
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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 […]
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