All summer it seems I’ve been watching the rain develop over to the North and South of my garden leaving us dry and having to water the garden. Recently neighboring community Toledo, Ohio water source was declared toxic and over 400,000 residents were advised NOT to drink or water vegetables with the city water that […]
You’ll know I’m a huge fan ( and the administrator) of #gardenchat network so I want to tell you about tonights event featuring some of my favorite gardening bloggers and Troy-Bilt . We’re happy to welcome back Troy-Bilt® (@Troybilt), a leading manufacturer of lawn and garden outdoor power equipment, as host of our #gardenchat. Tonight, we’re […]
Orange,red,purple and most definitely green peppers are at the top of my list of favorites to grow and prepare during the summer months. Preparing the pepper by slicing, dicing, or keeping it whole are all ways you can not go wrong when enjoying a healthy pepper. In today’s post I want to share with you […]
Earthworm Technologies guest host on #gardenchat on Twitter Monday, July 21, 2014 and the buzz was all about Sustainable Organic Gardening . Our friends at @EarthwormTec picked this topic because they felt everyone could benefit from getting some gardening tips to not just help grow your own herb gardens, flower gardens, vegetables and fruits but to open your […]
It’s Monday … time to talk whats new in the garden world on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum! Tonight on #gardenchat we welcome the co-founder of GrowIt! Mason Day as our guest host. Growit! is a brand new mobile app that seeks to connect gardeners with other gardeners in their local areas like never before. It’s […]
The willow that gives personality to the landscape 3 out of the 4 seasons in my Midwest may not be the right choice for all landscapes. I first noticed the dappled willow or ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ a few years ago on a residential property on the way into town. The quick growing shrub was beautiful and appeared […]
Being a photographer gives me an excuse to be the one hiding behind the lens of a camera. I wouldn’t consider myself shy but I’m constantly trying to build confidence to toot my own horn in person or online. The trendy of sharing #selfies has actually helped me be more confident at sharing a candid […]
On Monday #gardenchat ( Twitter Chat Forum) the Founders of PlantsMap.com are guest hosting the 1 hour event. I’m really excited to have Bill and Tracy Blevins on #gardenchat to share about their amazing gardening social platform called PlantsMap. I recently started my own documentation on Plants Map featuring my BGgarden . Bill Blevins helped […]
oday my Lifeberry Goji Berry plant by Proven Winners has produced fruit. I brought this plant home from one of my local independent garden center….
It’s hard to imagine a world without mobile phones after being a user for over 12 years. I’m trying to remember my first cell phone which was totally unheard of coming from a family of ham radio operators back…..
The 30 days of June are always filled with outdoor garden adventures because the temperature in the Northern Hemisphere is amazing and quite perfect in my opinion as a Midwest gal! It’s hard to believe we are at the end of June 2014 and I can’t help but reminisce on the wonderful things the garden […]
Did you know that Corn is monoecious (mon-ee-shuss) which means that there are both male and female flowers on each corn plant? I learn the coolest things on social media. Now to the best facts which is the growing trend of more people learning how to grow their own food. When I saw the ‘Grow Some […]
I’ve been planting marigolds along the bottom of my tomato cages ever since….
Tomatoes were the reason I first started growing my own vegetable garden. Nothing taste better then a ripe home grown tomato. Today I want to share with you how I plant tomatoes in my 40’x60′ traditional garden. Move Mouse Over Each Image for More Information Planting Tomato Tips Prune lower leafs of starter plant before […]