PlantsMap Gardenchat Guest Host

PlantsMap : Growing a Community on #gardenchat June 30

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 […]
June 29, 2014 2
Ohio Science Highways - Barn

I’m Obsessed With Farm Structures : #barnstalking

On my Mothers Side of the family my grandparents and uncles were Michigan farmers. When it comes to my obsession with barns I can’t help but question if farming is something that runs in your blood?  It’s kind of like a craving …. I just want to get in the car and drive down the […]
June 26, 2014 0
3 Things to Love About June Gardening

3 Things to Absolutely Love About Gardening in June

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 […]
June 24, 2014 6
Ready Set Grow

Boom ChickA Pop : Getting Folks in 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 […]
June 6, 2014 5
Brandywine Tomato / Heirloom

Planting Tomato Plants

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 […]
June 3, 2014 4
Burpless Cucumbers

Growing Cucumbers

Nothing beats picking a fresh cucumbers from it’s lush green vine and adding slices to your favorite summer menu or just for snacking.  Cucumbers have been at the top of my list for easy veggies to grow because the seed is easy to grow and your will be able to harvest most varieties in under […]
June 2, 2014 10
tree peonies Blue

Star of My Garden

Amazing that I still have the 5″ cardboard box the tree peonies root was in when I purchased it 4 years ago at a garden center in the Seattle area. I can’t believe I found it in a folder with Northwest Flower Show information I had saved. The Peonies  Tree Blooming this year after being […]
May 29, 2014 4