Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago!

Successful Rose Planting

You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses.  I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]
May 22, 2014 2
Hostas Rule this Bed Until the Roses Take Over - Mid-May 2014

Inspiring Green Companion Plant

Funny what will inspired us to share something so easy to take for granted each day.  That is what almost happen to this hosta plant that is a companion to my roses for the past 8 years in one of my landscape. This hosta just outside my mud room door to the garden is captivating […]
May 21, 2014 5
Allium Blooming in my Ohio Garden

Bees, Birds and More Plants to Welcome All

As I plant my veggies starters and seeds for a late spring – early summer harvest I can’t help but think of the beautiful blooms I am adding to the garden.  When I look at the Spring garden it is like a canvas just calling me to splash it with playful and welcoming color.  Today […]
May 20, 2014 0
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Friday Harvest and Planting Frenzy

What’s going on in the garden…. Olivia and I are harvesting radishes in the raised bed. Chives in bloom….Excellent on salad! Time to Plant Roses and Potatoes while we watch the spring veggies grow. What are you enjoying in the garden this time of year? Forgive me for such a short post but I have […]
May 16, 2014 3
Strawberry Plant in My Landscape

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy. How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me […]
May 14, 2014 4
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Tulips on Tuesday

For the past week the weather has been flirting with summer. With the temperatures near or just above 80 degrees the spring bulbs are taking a beating. Spring Heat Just before the heat kicks in…. The Candy Stripe Tulip opened up and started to drop in one day. The temperature was way above 80*f. Opening […]
May 13, 2014 0
My rose garden begins with the dance of the tulips .....

Roses are making a come back!

This winter we made records with over 7 feet of snow and freezing temperatures in my Ohio garden.  With the cold winter fresh in my mind it has  been nerve racking as I wait for my roses to start showing signs of life.   The past six months in the rose garden has totally been […]
May 12, 2014 5
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Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail

Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail Strawberries, lime, pear with rum make a perfect spring treat to enjoy in the garden after hours. I was inspired to create this recipe after planting my garden most of the day. What a great treat to enjoy while enjoying a favorite magazine on the deck in the garden. INGREDIENTS: 2 limes, […]
May 9, 2014 2
Why Raised Beds

Creative Food Grower Featured in MSL

 Finding information about growing food in home gardens isn’t a challenge this season with the subject’s popularity on the rise on the social networks as well as printed publications.  While waiting in line at the local garden center this afternoon where I was picking up a last minute seed impulse buy,the latest copy of Martha […]
May 8, 2014 5
Happy Spring

Tulip Fest In My Home Garden Borders

When tulips begin to bloom it marks the beginning of spring to me – sorry daffodil fans!  We all know the daffodil can take a beating in snow and the last roars of winter but the tulip is a delicate beauty. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tulips for  #TulipTuesday . The Tulip Fosteriana […]
May 6, 2014 2
Tilapia and Tomatillo Dish

Cinco De Mayo : Tilapia and Tomatillo Sauce

Happy May 5th from my garden in Ohio. I’m all about growing herbs and veggies to make up some of my favorite Mexican dishes so today is a great day to celebrate.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes I use to only be able to create in the summer once the tilapia in […]
May 5, 2014 1