What could be better then a plant that takes care of itself and brings happiness? NOTHING – That is why I’m excited to share a few of my favorite sunflowers that are popping up in my garden this year. These sunflowers that have been added to my garden by the visiting birds is just another […]
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 […]
HELLO … because zucchini bread rocks and the squash is super easy to grow! Read more in this post for the recipe.
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 […]
If you garden and grow your own food you KNOW the joy just before lunchtime when I picked my first 2 oriental eggplants from the raised bed garden. Hmmm…. what can I do with just a small amount of eggplants and a garden filled with herbs, garlic and onions? I’m skillet grilling in olive oil […]
It’s the first days of summer and I’m seeing signs that my tomato harvest isn’t too far away. The basil is in full bloom and ready to be picked and I’m craving a homemade pasta dish. Tonight we are enjoying this easy recipe that you can recreate adding most any veggies you have ripe in […]
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….
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 […]
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 […]
Last week we had the honor of having Joe Lehnen who shares on Twitter at : @joetree415 as our guest host on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum. Our topic was all about the best advice from Dad about gardening. Joe was kind enough to share a few words with me about the role models in his life […]