Tomato,Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Do you shop at the grocery store for food items that will go with what you are growing this time of year? I call it the ‘Garden First Shopping List’.   The other day while picking up some much needed meal planning staples like bread, milk and eggs I grabbed a chuck of mozzarella cheese […]
August 12, 2012 5
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Lend a Green Thumb Follow #GMCNYC

I’m heading to New York City for the BlogHer12 Event tomorrow. I can’t stop pinching myself …. I’m actually going to #BLOGHER12! To kicking  off #Blogher12 in true garden gal style I’m  joining a few green thumb bloggers who will be meeting the fun gals from GMC to navigate through Manhattan to Sprainbook Nursery located […]
August 1, 2012 4
Lawn Care w/ Calico Kitty

Why My Lawn Is Important To More Than Just ME!

Calico Betty Enjoying the Lawn in Our Garden “A plot of grass,usually tended or mowed, as one around a residence or in a park or estate.” is the defination for Lawn on Yahoo Education. Who wrote that narrow definition anyways?  The definition of lawn to me is so much more…  it includes a very important […]
July 22, 2012 11
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Plant Up Some Kid-Friendly Hanging Boxes

Being a Mom has been a pretty cool gig… especially when we can play in the garden soil together.  A few years back I came across these really neat hanging baskets that had clips on them that could attach to the side of a deck.  The first thing I thought of was the railing on […]
July 12, 2012 7
Veggies and Blooms

Tucking Flowers Under Veggies ..What Has This World Come To?!

Plenty of sharing going on the gardening social networks about mixing your veggie with some favorite annuals in the garden.  I love this share by Jenny Peterson titled “Mix it up with Edibles and Ornamentals” over at the Proven Winners Gardening Blog Site.  If you have yet to check out the awesome team of garden […]
July 10, 2012 0
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Why I’m #gardenchat s Biggest Fan

For the past two years I’ve been watching the clock and counting down the minutes until the Monday night party begins! This Twitter based chat forum has made Monday  super exciting unlike the years before when it was only the day that marked the start of the work week. For the past few years I’ve […]
July 10, 2012 15
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Bring The Berry Revolution to Your Home Garden

It use to be you could only have your own farm fresh fruit if you had the property to grow them.  Today there are many different varieties of fruit trees and shrubs that have been cultivated for the small space grower.  If you follow my blog you know that I live in the country in […]
July 8, 2012 16
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Tu b e r o u s B e g o n i a Champagne

At first glance the bloom of the tuberous Begonia looks like a rose.  The champagne color caught my eye while shopping at a local IGC. and I just knew it would stand out on the shaded deck near our pond.  This annual has been growing in the hanging basket featured in the image above for […]
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