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 […]

Autumn Storm on Ginkgo

 The weather turned dark quickly this late Tuesday morning. Here is the view from under my Gingko tree that appears to have taken on Autumn color over night. I can’t help but think the 60 plus MPH winds may have scared those Autumn tones out of it. My hopes are that there will be a […]

Seasons Change

 I’m loving the change of seasons as I work hard to prepare for more shares from my garden to continue into the winter season. Cleaning the garden beds, putting trellis away for the winter, loading up the greenhouse where I am growing year round and collecting images from my garden world to share with you […]

Begonia Heat in Autumn

Illumination® Orange Tuberous Begonia / Proven Winners Illumination® OrangeTuberous Begonia by Proven Winners Click in the Gallery above for closer look! The Illumination Orange Begonia by Proven Winners that I found at a local Garden Center has been growing on my front porch since early June.    I’m loving the heat these summer favorites are putting off during these cool days of Autumn.   […]

Open Forum Scheduled for 10/25

 This next Monday on #gardenchat we will having an Open Forum from 9 – 10 p.m. EST  I would also like to invite you to share some thoughts on future #gardenchat topics. Submit your Questions HERE! Need more information on #gardenchat ? Click HERE for details on how-to participate. Don’t forget to check out the […]

Wonder Wednesday : Aliens?

Alien Pack? Something  about walking the black swamp woods this time of year puts me in a  trance.  It is almost like exploring another time which makes me lose track of the world outside of the woods.   I can’t help but wonder if I am sharing that walk with someone unknowing. Perhaps that other is in […]

Bloom Tuesday

hillbilly Tomato As the nights begin to creep closer to the freeze mark I can’t help but wonder how many more Bloom Tuesdays shares from outdoors we will enjoy for this year.  To some the thoughts of Autumn includes putting the blooms to sleep for the winter and a rest period of sort to prepare for next season […]

P.Allen Smith / Raising Backyard Chickens

The Little Red Hen Escape Artist Guest host P Allen Smith joined #gardenchat on October 11 at 9 p.m. (ET) answering your questions and sharing his knowledge and tips for raising backyard chickens.  I don’t think anyone left that chat not wanting a few hens of their own!   If you missed this event you can check out the transcript atTranscript for […]

Endless Autumn

Endless Benches Greenhouse Autumn in the Midwest is much like this photo.  The seasons color seems to go on and on forever.  ♥  I will be sharing more on my love affair with mums this week.  Until then, enjoy the Autumn weekend. Like this:Like Loading…

Fertilize Friday

Dendranthema 'Frost Igloo' A showcase of Chrysanthemums that I’m enjoying in my garden on Fertilize Friday.   If you click on the images above you will see a larger image with description.  I think my favorite this year is the daisy like mum with the yellow centers.  That bloom is just so ‘happy’. Like this:Like Loading…

Out of the Box Autumn Containers

 Autumn is starting to put on its much anticipated  yearly color show in Ohio.  I must admit, I was a little worried with the dry  month of September  and the fact that we had lost so many leaves off of the mature trees.  Today I began to see the familiar signs of the season that […]

Pumpkin Bread Thursday

Autumn Pumpkin Bread Break The scent of Autumn from my Garden2Kitchen The temperatures are dropping in my neck of the woods and the trees are beginning to put on a color show that will warm your hearts.  The summer blooms are fading fast and the autumn splender is filling the containers. Today I share with you the beginning of […]

Lantana Pods

Lantana It has been almost a year since I’ve been totally into seeds.  I grew most of my annuals and veggies in the gardens this year from seeds.  The urge to seed shop is still a compulsion of mine and I have yet to pass a good seed display in the shops.  As the season changes […]

Tuesday Bloom from Limerick

Streets of Limerick One of the amazing things about taking a photograph is you can relive the experience anytime you like.  This morning in my neck of the woods we are getting a nice sprinkle after a very dry September. The drizzle rain reminds me of our trip to Ireland last December. (click on the Images to see […]

Passion for the Autumn Past

November Hydrengea Leaf : Rich Color Learning from the past in the garden is very important.  In fact, it is one of the reasons I started my ‘blogging’ career just two years ago.  Taking images of the garden and sharing that information from season to season not only helps me grow in my gardening experience it helps me know what works […]

Friday Flaunt Captures Stages

Fanfair Stages Gaillardia ‘Fanfare’ Common name : Blanket Flower The Blanket Flower always puts on a fabulous show the first year in my garden.  The second year it is just a memory because I never have luck with this perennial returning to my garden.   The Gaillardia in the image above is in its’ second year so this […]

Images from the Equinox

Clouds Arrive I was getting a tad bit frustrated with the glare I was getting on my lens from the full moon. When I read that it was a the first full moon on autumn equinox in 20 years the glare didn’t seem so bad. Before giving up and turning in for the night, I headed back […]