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Summer Night at the Black Swamp Arts Festival

Collage of Black Swamp ARTS Festival In B.G. Ohio One of my favorite events in the summer takes place locally at the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio.   Featured in the collage above  are some images from Saturday nights center stage line up with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and Dwayne Dopsie […]
February 20, 2012 2
Tulip Bundle on Valentines Day

Tussie – Mussies :The Language of Flowers

Happy Years – Memory says the Tulip Last Monday on #gardenchat we welcomed the talented author Geraldine Adamich Laufer (also known as @gardengeri ) as our guest host.  It was an hour filled with love as we  got to ask questions and learn more about the language of flowers from our #gardenchat friend Geri.  If […]
February 17, 2012 3
West Seattle Nursery

West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center

I arrived in Seattle this afternoon for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Welcomed with spring like temperatures I had to stop by this charming garden center located in West Seattle. Please enjoy the spring shares in the image collection below. It was encouraging to see the early spring blooms thriving in their outdoors nursery […]
February 6, 2012 6
fields of Costa Farms / Miami

Wow Wednesday

I’m not sure which is more stunning : the larger bloom of the new  Tropical Escape Hibiscus or …..   …. where they come from.  This is a photo out in the fields where the Tropical Hibiscus grows on the Miami based farm at Costa Farms. “Plants are no longer a luxury, but a necessity […]
February 1, 2012 4
Flickr Mess BG_Garden

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
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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