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What’s New on Flickr

Suddenly I felt light headed and nausea  after  doing a HUGE upload on to my  5 year old Flickr account. Confusion and dismay filled my happy garden world as I clicked over to my photostream to find over 1,000 photos GONE -  What??? I immediately started clicking around on the Flickr URL to see if […]
January 28, 2012 1
long live

Whats New For 2012 – Costa Farms Trial Garden

Last week I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami, Florida at the Costa Farms amazing trial garden.  This year they have expanded to 2 acres of stunning blooms that will be coming to a garden center near you in 2012.   In the slide show below I share some of my favorite captures […]
January 24, 2012 3

Getting Ready to Sow Some Seeds

It’s hard to believe it is time to start gathering the seeds we will be sowing for our garden 2012.  The weather in our Ohio garden has been crazy and the ground has yet to freeze completely allowing me to turn the soil in the raised beds where I add my rabbit compost.   I can’t […]
January 22, 2012 2
African Bush Daisy by Costa Farms

I Miss You Yellows

This is the Ball : Durango Flame French Marigold I think my favorite Fertilize Friday / Flaunt Your Blooms shares that I participate in on my garden friend Glenda’s site take place in the winter. In the summer it is hard to decide which bloom I’ll pick from the garden to talk about. In the […]
January 14, 2012 3
NWFGS

A Floral Symphony at the NWFGS

While much of the country has white mulch covering their gardens, Janet Endsley and her crew work hard moving the soil indoors to inspire the Northwest with A  Floral Symphony.  The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is a five day spectacular event filled with one of a kind garden art, music and of course garden […]
January 13, 2012 12

Cyber-Attend A Nursery Trade Show?

I left my husband scratching his head wondering why I was so excited to see my #gardenchat friend @jchapstk  tweeting away images at the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show as I run for a refill on my coffee and back to watch the twitter feed in the office on my P.C.   He just couldn’t grasp why […]
January 12, 2012 7
Holly Leaf for the Cookieparty

Holly Leaf You Can Eat

This is a recipe that fits perfect on my gardening site not only because it is green but because it reminds me of one of my favorite garden shrubs.   Tonight we are celebrating on #gardenchat ( the Twitter based chat forum) with a good ol’ fashion #cookieparty.  Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite cookie […]
December 19, 2011 5
Birds

Lazy Bird Watch

Does every gardener take to birdwatching in the winter months?  At first last year when I started networking the birds I spotted and took photos of from my office window I felt a bit odd.  I guess I always thought of birdwatching as a hobby old people enjoyed doing because it was something you could […]
December 14, 2011 10

Miniature Gardening in the Northwest

It was hard to miss all the creative miniature gardening designs this past year at most of the garden shows.  One of my favorite designers was featured at the Northwest Flower Garden Show this past February.  She was also a vender at the IGC Trade Show in Chicago this summer.  I can’t believe with all […]
December 12, 2011 3

Story Behind The Name

One of the highlights of being involved on Twitter is sharing and learning from my #gardenchat friends.  From time to time I get a questions that would make a creative blog post topic and this entry happens to be one of those posts.  Today I’m inviting you to join in on this topic as well […]
December 5, 2011 8