tomatoland

I Live In Tomatoland

It isn’t every day an article or book can change your lifestyle.  Of course for me it takes additional weeks during my prime growing season to get through an entire book because I’m more of a visual person who would rather be out taking photos or some where with my hands in the soil.   After […]
August 1, 2011 4
Boo Bunnies

Ustream Making It Happen In Chicago

After many weeks of planning and pulling together trusted sponsors to generate giveaways, I’m excited to share with you the link to the big event. The first ever ‘tweet-up’ #gardenchat event that will be shared live via Ustream on August 15th in the Windy City. Listed on the webpage you will find all the fabulous…..
July 30, 2011 7

Google+ Gardening

In the beginning stage of this new networking launch Google only allowed limited access to becoming a user. I will admit I saw one of my gardening connections sharing photos and……..
July 27, 2011 6

Summer Magic

This is the bloom of a Hibiscus braided tree I have on my back deck.  This container has been wintered over in my zone 5 greenhouse for the past 2 winters.   With the way the bloom is kissing the lantana blooms below it I may have to find a larger container to see how big […]
July 17, 2011 7

Twitter Junkie and Proud Of It!

They say the first steps to recovery is ‘admitting you have a problem’. However, I am fighting with myself to agree that  my addiction to sharing my gardening world by using the social networking site Twitter is an actual problem.   As a parent it is a general rule that we do not ‘text’ during dinner […]
July 4, 2011 7
Safe To NUKE anywhere!

Quick Note About A Quick Cure

Busy Bee takes on a whole new meaning if you are gardening back near my greenhouse in the  potting table area this time of year.  These big wasp type insects are buzzing away at the untreated lumber used to construct the hang over that shields my potting table from rain.   This type of structure is […]
June 24, 2011 5
Could be Dr. Huey

Growing Roses That Inspire

On Mothers Day weekend my son made a birdhouse to go on top  of a trellis we had made out of an old t.v. antenna.  The antenna has served as a great structure for the wild rose bush to climb but it desperately needed something at the top to finish off the design.   It is […]
June 20, 2011 9
Pizzazz in My Raised Beds

Pesto Pizzazz Recipe

Basil Plant Loaded with Flavor Adds To The Energy Of This Raised Bed Burpee Sweet Basil & Ball Annual Favorites This is the second year of totally mixing it up in the gardens around the greenhouse.  In the images above I share a few of my favorites by Burpee Home Garden. Color dances early in […]
June 16, 2011 0