Moving Day #herbchat Guest Host

Herbs in Containers in My BGgarden I’m guest hosting on one of my favorite Twitter Chats tomorrow right in the middle of a very important moving day!  For the past 2 weeks I’ve been cleaning my greenhouse, mixing new soil and digging up all the goodies I don’t want to lose when old man winter arrives in my garden. Tomorrow I […]

Pruning Tropical Hibiscus

DSC_4934 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 […]

Old Pick-Up Truck in the Landscape : My County Fair

photo 5 (2) 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 […]

Recommend a Houseplant

Wandering Jew / Purple Heart 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 […]

Houseplant Wana-Be’s

Myster Plant 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 […]

What Is Your Outdoor Space?

My Garden ... AKA as a Yard 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?‘.  […]

IGCshow Leftovers Get Growing in Chicago with GMC

DSC_9570 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 […]

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 […]

Labor Of Love

Mystery Sunflower 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 […]

Holland Michigan Getting Spicy

Spices I Brought Home to My Kitchen 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 […]

Gardenia Indoors

f07a4f0ad33411e1aee522000a1e8a5f_7 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 […]

Takeya Iced Tea and Me

DSC_9661 I’m going to totally brag about my addiction to sharing images and connecting with people in this blog post today.  I’m still all giggly about the fact that  I won a Takeya Iced Tea Kit just by doing what I love to do most : Pinning! A few weeks ago I was going through my […]

Growing Healthy Citrus in Ohio

Lemon Shrub Blooms in August My very first citrus shrub that was gifted from Black Diamond Nursery in Perrysburg,Ohio. I had just completed a photo assignment in 2009 for a project I was doing for Garden World Report featuring some of my favorite garden centers and what they were doing during the holiday season. You can find out more about […]

Pink Promise

pinkpromose This is the year of the rose in my garden. Thanks to all the information and social networking support from my rose enthusiast friends I’m being adventurous and growing roses I never dreamed of trying in my Ohio garden. The other day while shopping at a local garden center I came across this healthy looking […]