When we first moved into our home in the country I was very excited to see that hollyhocks were on the property. However, the previous owner didn’t pick the ideal location for these old fashion easy to care for flowers. The assortment of mauve, pink, and white hollyhocks were located up against the house. In […]
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…..
This is the bloom of a Hibiscus braided tree that is growing on my full afternoon sun home deck. This container has been wintered over in my zone 5 greenhouse for the past 2 winters. The bloom is kissing the lantana blooms below and it may need a larger container with hopes the tropical hibiscus […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]