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Veggie Growing in December

Be sure to click on the image below to read the rest of the story….. When the days leading up to Christmas get a little hectic there is always inspiration and a breath of fresh air in the greenhouse.   Click on the images above to find out more about what I’m growing in my Ohio […]
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Christmas Give Back To Nature #GardenWalk

My Thursday #gardenwalk share is from The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. It is a quick hour drive up north from my home and garden and I wish I could get up there more often to visit.  Matthaei Botanical Garden and Arboretum connects people with nature. They teach about sustaining the […]
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Virtual Cookie Party 2012

It’s the season for giving!! This Holiday Season #gardenchat Twitter Chat Forum is combining our talents with the inspiring #spicychat community (admin – Rashmi Primlani of @PrimlandKitchen ) to host an extra special virtual cookie party to share with your loved ones. Please join us this coming Thursday, December 6th at 8 PM EDT for […]
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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

With cookie party season upon us I’m having a great time sharing some of our family favorites on my blog site.  This Whoopie Pie recipe will give you a sugar rush while filling your home with the scent of gingerbread.  What’s not to love about that?! Gingerbread Whoopie Pie Click on the image above to […]
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Two Tickets To #nwfgs : Perfect Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Planning a trip to the Seattle Washington area February 20th – 24th?  Don’t miss one of the most inspiring garden events taking place in North America in 2013!  To help celebrate the Holiday Season I’m giving away 2 tickets for 1 day admission to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show that takes place in February.  […]
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Crispy Breaded Tilapia From My Greenhouse

Hard to believe we are starting our second year of raising our own fish year-round in our Ohio garden / greenhouse.  We started using tilapia in our 1/4 acre pond to help keep it healthy.  This variety of fish is a great addition to any garden pond limited the use of chemicals to keep the […]
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Chihuly Chillin’ in Toledo

Toledo Museum of Art Numerous Saturday mornings as a child I would spend at the Toledo Art Museum attending music and art classes.  It was a given I would go to College and spend time in the Fine Art’s Department of this Ohio landmark.  Today I had a wonderful time with my gardening pal Monica […]
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Wreath Is Hung Just In Time

Seymore and Calico Betty Snug On the Porch It was an extremely mild evening for the last day of November in Ohio.  I remember it being calm like this last year when I decorated the front porch of our home. Keeping it Simple I’ve always kept it simple when decorating the outdoors of our country […]
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Kate Copsey : Poinsettia Adventure

Kate Copsey Shares Poinsettia at Local IGC It isn’t everyday I get to visit one of my favorite independent garden centers with a fellow garden writer.  You can imagine my excitement to meet up with the fabulous Kate Copesy at Bostdorff Greenhouse in Bowling Green, Ohio yesterday.   Kate was on location filming for her new […]
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Park In Brazil : Houseplants, Cats and Mystery Bloom

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 […]
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Kicking off The Holiday Season ….Wreath Winner Announced

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 […]