#rosechat on Healthy Roses Year-Round

My Rose Collection Today Back in early Spring I  tweeted a S.O.S. out to my gardening friends on #gardenchat.  It was  no surprise that I was connect to at least a dozen garden enthusiast all eager to help with advice or at least rally the troops for more information.  Once the questions were answered and my fear of roses […]

Two For Tuesday

Dogwood seeds I would rather be called a ‘Tweeter’ then a ‘blogger’ and in this short share I’ll tell you why.  When I wasn’t out in the garden today preparing for the cold days ahead I was at my desk putting the finishing touches on a podcast and networking the community growing on #gardenchat.    When I finally […]

Crimes Against Horticulture With Billy Goodnick

Photo by Courtney Tompkins Not often do I find myself giggling about unseemly acts as I did during what you are about to hear today.   I’m excited to add to my podcast collection, a piece created with my friend Billy who is not only a talented garden writer for Fine Gardening, but also happens to be a witty social […]

Monday Roll With It

boomonday1 Sometimes the best way to kick start a Monday is just get down in the stones and roll with it! I couldn’t help but get down and give that little kitty some love while taking this photo one sunny Monday morning this summer.   As I was down on the ground eye to eye with Boo […]

It’s Not Too Late

Greenhouse In September It appears cold weather is moving in early this year bringing unseasonal temperatures at night and possibility of frost is in the forecast.  If you are like me and wait till the last minute working best under pressure you know that it isn’t too late to get a greenhouse up NOW so you can continue […]

Loaded With ‘Yummy’ – Nuts are Optional

Pumpkin in Raised Beds Why is it that the temperature drops and my mouth begins watering for some yummy autumn harvest treats from the garden?  Today is a tad below normal in temperature and I’m looking at my pumpkin plants longing for them to be ready to harvested.  That just isn’t going to happen in my raised bed for […]

Growing Style on my Apple

 Quick Video Sharing How EASY It Is To Have Costa Farms At Your Finger Tips! A little over a month ago I took the ‘plunge’ and I purchased a smart phone.   I not only went ‘smart’ …. I went really smart and bought an Iphone.    Now keep in mind I was already an ipad […]

Little Secrets On My Summer Windowsill

tomatoes and little trees Nothing Fancy In a Used Plastic Cup The month of August brought plenty of dry wind and little precipitation while I traveled away from home for garden events.  With all the containers in my yard it is impossible to expect them all to be cared for as well as they should be while I’m away.  […]

Happy To Have – Hard To Handle

 Summer Dahlia Happy to have had a busy summer filled with nonstop gardening fun but hard to believe that we are turning the page on the calendar to September 2011.    I’m not going to say ‘what,where, or when’ only we have so much more growing fun a head of us for 2011. In the photo […]

Hollyhock in my Garden

HollyHock in Ohio 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 […]

I Live In Tomatoland

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 […]

Ustream Making It Happen In Chicago

Boo Bunnies 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…..