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

Shasta Daisy : Silver Princess Guaranteed Bloom

Silver Princess Shasta Daisy Take Center Stage This evening I spent a few moments with my 50mm lens on my Nikon Camera in my home garden that is totally taking shape after a rough spring.  I will admit that after spending yesterday in award winning landscapes  with the APLD group I thought I would return […]
June 16, 2011 4

Container Explosion

Caution : Container That Explodes Throughout the Season After watching this container design filled with a few of my favorite colors this season erupt into summer, I ‘m seriously considering creating a category dedicated to Container Design.  This combination I’m sharing today will explode all the way into the first frost. Tag for a Winning […]
June 13, 2011 2
Zinnia Seed Labeling Tip from Bren

Zinnia Seed Indentification Made Easy

Pink, Yellow & Orange – BGgarden Theme Colors 2011 IF you are familiar with my garden networking there is no doubt you will agree I’m a seed addict.  I love everything about seeds!  How can anyone not love the experience of nurturing your own plants in your home & garden? Saving seeds from the plant […]
June 10, 2011 2