Dealing with Bare Plants in Winter

Holiday Greenhouse One of the most important  lessons I learned in my first year of growing year -round was that you have to have patience with the plants.   When most of the annuals that I want to winter over in the greenhouse are moved to their new environment they are dramatically cut back.  The first week of […]

Not Sure … Tweet On Over!

HolidayGiftad I’m super excited that we are wrapping up 2010  with  a wonderful line-up of garden folks who participate in #gardenchat.  This coming week we are honored to have  Teresa Soule who blogs for Garden Shoes Online as Guest Host.   Monday December 6, 2010 is the #gardenchat event you won’t want to miss if you are […]

First Signs of Christmas

First Snow My desk is decorated with a wonderful greeting from Costa Farms.  Thank you dear Melissa for your kindness and sending me my first Christmas card of the season.  I’m adding this to my “Holiday Gift Idea for the Gardener‘ category because I think this would be the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys some green […]

Lend a Vote and Help a Community

 Early Autumn of this year I had the privilege of photographing  a community garden located in Downtown Toledo, Ohio with Author Kate Copsey.  I have been to many community gardens during my gardening and photography career but there was something about this garden that truly inspired me.   It may have been the drive through my […]

Zinnia Dance

Green Envy My friend Arlena over at Garden Wise Living on Facebook is  having a Zinnia photo contest.  This maybe the toughest contest I have ever entered because   I’m a zinnia nut!!!  Have you noticed that I usually use a zinnia in my watermark for BGgarden.com?  Each year I grow over a dozen different zinnia varieties  […]

Blooms Always Make A Smile

 Does an image of a bloom really need words to make you feel good? Happy Friday Come Rain, Shine or SNOW my Greenhouse sister who grows year-round up in Canada celebrates Fertilize Friday on her beautiful Home & Garden Blog.  Thank you Glenda for always supporting me with my greenhouse adventure. Like this:Like Loading…

Why TCI EXPO

 For the past two weeks I’ve been twittering with a few of the best  in the Tree Care Industry. I’ve had a few of my garden networking friends ask WHY  and question my wandering from the  gardening realm.  I knew attending a Tree Care Trade Show would be a far cry from the typical garden […]

Almost Made A Fab Bloom

 I can see what these may have looked like if Autumn would have waited just a more days. The bud that would have been a rose.  Something beautiful in the colors of Autumn even if the next shades are death. On a brighter note : the catnip is still kickin’! Happy Bloom Tuesday to you […]

Holiday Green Tour 2009

 Click on this image collection above to view photo collection that will surely inspire you from last years tour. Ready to be inspired for the Holidays? Check out the links below for more information from the BGgarden Holiday Green Tour 2009. The Holiday Green Tour Featured Locations :Benches Greenhouse * DeShia Country Shoppe* Laurie’s NatureScapes […]

Comfort Sunday Potato Soup

 Click on the Image for Easy Recipe It was an eventful weekend spent at TCIEXPO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Taking a break this Sunday afternoon to spend time with my family and enjoy some time in the kitchen.  The weather is quickly turning much cooler and it is one of those days to keep cozy with […]

Sleepy Garden

 As the fog lifts this morning I captured a few images from the sleepy garden displayed in the image above.  The background to that image is from a close up capture of a spider web trailing across a rose bush that is resting just before winter arrives.    All this fog is making it hard to […]

Almost Apple Pie

 As apple season comes to an end in my neck of the woods there is no shortage on tasty dishes to prepare and  enjoy these seasonal treats.   This recipe is super easy to make and the best part of the dish is you can use items most kitchens have on hand.  One rule to follow […]

Ginkgo After Autumn Frost

 Each early Autumn the majestic Ginkgo tree in my garden quickly takes on its gold transition. Within hours of sunrise after the first frost the leaves quickly fall to the ground. Today I share a video of the tree that captivates me with hopes of holding on to its beauty anytime of the year. Click […]

Autumn Rustic Roast Dinner

 The harvest season in the garden has come to an end and now we are enjoying the fruits of our labor on the dinner table.   Todays recipe share is made with our Irish potatoes we grew and stored in the cellar for the past few months and carrots that were harvest last week before the […]

Extreme Green and Dressing

 Nothing grows as healthy as my lettuce mixes in the greenhouse.  I usually have at least a dozen container growing at random times so we can always enjoy a fresh mix on the dinner table.   For information on the seeds I use and my greenhouse conditions read more HERE or click on the image to […]

Magazine Hoarder

Sunday Reading Chair My first addition to the ‘Inspire- Magazine Review’ category on my blog I confess to being a Magazine Hoarder. I do a little name dropping and lots of link sharing to some Holiday articles featured on publications like Better Homes and Garden and a few more of my favorite mailbox treats. I hope you will take a look and tell me what you think – After all, isn’t that what blogging is all about?

And the Winners Are…..

 I’m thrilled to announce that the very first #gardenchat giveaway was a success.  If you are connected on Facebook you would have been one of the first to receive the news on the SEVEN winners from Nov. 1st give-away. And the Winners are ……. First I want to send out a warm thank you to […]

First Frost to Kick off Albums

 Inspired by the first frost of Autumn 2010 to begin an extensive photography album on my website BGgarden.com.   The images featured on the Frost 2010 Album were taken early this week. I hope you enjoy this collection. By clicking on the featured image you can view the inter album.  Feel free to leave a comment […]

Favorite Holiday Traditions:Cranberry Relish

Traditional Cranberry Relish Recipe I know most Midwesterner gardeners  are busy raking leaves and enjoying the Halloween treats this time of year but after the first heavy frost my garden reminds me it is time to start thinking of the Holidays.  One of my favorite traditions is cooking up a feast for my family and friends.   You are guaranteed […]

First Frost of the Season

 I’m starting to see winter in my neck of the woods. Black Lace™ Sambucus Nigra I’m seeing some stress on my Proven Winners Sambucus after 2 nights in a row of temperature down in the low 30*F’s. The view this morning after the heavy frost of the 8 foot shrub is a reminder of winter. […]

First for #gardenchat : Give-Away!

 Tonight #gardenchat will be hosted by my friends at Costa Farm , Melissa Arteaga Martí  and Master Growers Dr. Kate Santos and Alex Diazas they share the facts about Houseplants featuring the ‘O2 for you’ program. The ‘O2 for you’ program has been featured on shows like Good Morning America with hopes of promoting good […]

Friday Pizza Nite:Homemade Sauce

pizza toppings My favorite night to cook dinner is ‘Family Friday Pizza Night’ when we make the pizzas at home.  I love it when I can get everyone involved by making up their own pizza.   Nothing beats chopping up a bunch of fresh veggies from the garden for your family to have fun together making into a […]