The #FlowerShow

On March 2-5 I hope you will join me for the Philadelphia International Flower and Garden Show. You can follow all the social going on from my world at the show by following this page on (click Image Below ) On this page you will see Twitter stream from the show being streamed from […]
Favorite Seeds so far 2012

Fertilizer Friday from my 80*F Febraury Ohio Greenhouse

As Spring quickly approaches the seasonal isle in my local stores start filling up with seeds.  It seems like more retail locations in my area are catching on to the growing seed frenzy because I’m noticing displays in various new locations this year.  The image shared to the left is the new Martha Stewart collection […]
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A Visit With Robert in Tropical Paradise

Outside the TPIE 12 Event in Sunny Florida It isn’t often I get to visit some of my gardening friends I know only through social networking. I must admit I feel we have been close friends for a long time as we connect on #gardenchat  sharing daily what we love most.  It is a true […]

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]