When To Fertilize

Petunias by Proven Winners Last week was the last of the  Outdoor Living Extravaganza Event hosted by Proven Winners for Spring 2011.  Four major cities in Canada and the United States were chosen to kick off  the planting season by holding a retreat and seminar featuring local garden specialist.  I attended the Canadian event held in Toronto, Ontario.   Toronto […]

Social Media via Twitter From TheGardenChat

Bren  talks #gardenchat Sharing what is growing on in my neck of the woods is why I’ve been online from the get-go. If it weren’t for social media and outlets like BLOGGER or Facebook, I would have never have met the fabulous garden folks I know today. Where would I be today in my garden without Joe Lamp’l […]

The Outcast of Spring

 With spring comes a few unwanted guest to our gardens. Today’s outcasts just happen to have wings and enjoy leaving unwanted ‘ekk’ in the pond. Don’t think I’m heartless because the River runs just an few acres from the pond where the rest of the ducklings swim. I’m guessing these two were the trouble makers! […]

Creative With What’s On Hand

Stove Top Roasting It’s a way of living I grew up with that some where between college and having kids I put on the back burner.   I’m talking about using what is in your home pantry  and not planning the meal around making a trip to the grocery store. It can be a challenge for your creative side […]

Forced Friday

Forcing Branches Spring 2011 has brought some very cool temperatures which I’m sad to say I’m delighted with.  Is that a grammatically correct sentence? I do know that if  you  are are buried with tons of inside chores to do this time of year you totally know what I’m saying. As I sit here trying to capture […]

Introducing Podcasting by Bren

Podcast by Bren I’ve been talking to some AMAZING people who are really up to growing some fun things  this spring.  Take a look over at the new Podcast page located here on my website. I’d love to hear from you if you have a suggestion on what you want to hear about on my site.    Be sure […]

March Greenhouse Report

Winter Over and New Growth March is quickly coming to an end and I can’t help but fear we are going to have one of those springs that dives right from winter cold to summer hot after snow flakes were falling in the garden this last week of March.  It is hard to believe we are heading into the last […]

Spring Clean Up : Prepare the Tools

No Stitches Required This Time - USE CAUTION with the properly maintained tools. I’ve been very excited about the upcoming #gardenchat on Twitter this Monday evening not only because it is a great excuse to sit back after a long day of gardening with my growing connection but  because the topic is a sure sign that SPRING has Sprung!  Now we maybe enduring winter like temperatures but one […]

Short Note Saturday

Spring at My Desk From My Early Spring Desk The first week of ‘spring’ has passed  and I can’t help but wonder if this is going to be another one of those years when summer arrives before we are allowed to enjoy the blessings of the season upon us.  This week has flown by and I’m left scratching my […]

All About Herbs Social Media Style

 On Monday night I learned a few new tips on planting and growing herbs. Just when you thought you knew it all about gardening someone new pops on the Twitter live stream and shares an educational fact about something growing in their garden.  It was amazing to see all the new garden enthusiasts that joined […]

Where the Orchids Grow

 This year has been an amazing adventure for my network at BGgarden.com. I can’t imagine what the rest of 2011 has in store  after all that I’ve been able to participate in just a few short months.  I was recently selected to participate in the  Social Summit Blogger event hosted by Costa Farms who is […]

Big Goodbye to Winter

 Zoomed in really didn’t do much for me until my critics tonight pointed out how cool it was to see the craters  and solar flares in the image. I’m more about what was going on in the garden as the large moon gleamed over the pond.  It was deathly quiet with only sounds of the […]