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…..

Google+ Gardening

 In the beginning stage of this new networking launch Google only allowed limited access to becoming a user. I will admit I saw one of my gardening connections sharing photos and……..

Summer Magic

Summer Hibiscus 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 […]

Evening Summer Getaway

 As the gas prices this summer go up, I find myself discovering creative ways to keep the family entertained without going to far from home. We have always been the family…….

Twitter Junkie and Proud Of It!

@BG_Garden twitter share on the road! 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 […]

Mango – Lettuce Smoothie

Green Smoothie Inspired by my friend Jen who is all about exercise and only putting clean into her body I decided to experiment with lettuce this afternoon. This recipe was using what I had on hand as I …….

Quick Note About A Quick Cure

Safe To NUKE anywhere! Busy Bee takes on a whole new meaning if you are gardening back near my greenhouse in the  potting table area this time of year.  These big wasp type insects are buzzing away at the untreated lumber used to construct the hang over that shields my potting table from rain.   This type of structure is […]

Growing Roses That Inspire

Could be Dr. Huey On Mothers Day weekend my son made a birdhouse to go on top  of a trellis we had made out of an old t.v. antenna.  The antenna has served as a great structure for the wild rose bush to climb but it desperately needed something at the top to finish off the design.   It is […]

Summer Simple Pasta Veggie Dish

 With summer just around the corner and the veggies starting to arrive in the garden it is time to share some quick and easy meals that are going on my table this time of year. < easy garden recipe included>

Pesto Pizzazz Recipe

Pizzazz in My Raised Beds Basil Plant Loaded with Flavor Adds To The Energy Of This Raised Bed Burpee Sweet Basil & Ball Annual Favorites This is the second year of totally mixing it up in the gardens around the greenhouse.  In the images above I share a few of my favorites by Burpee Home Garden. Color dances early in […]

Shasta Daisy : Silver Princess Guaranteed Bloom

Daisy Blooms June - August 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 […]

Container Explosion

Great Combo that will Explode In Your Garden! 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 […]

Zinnia Seed Indentification Made Easy

Zinnia Seed Labeling Tip from Bren 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 […]

Don’t List Me : I Just Want To Brag!

 If you are familiar with flying on any major airline these days I’m sure you are like me and consider other sources to travel to your set destination to avoid any complication commonly experienced at airports.   A negative of flying is the dilemma of what to pack with flight safety in mind.  I’ve been reserved […]

Poison Ivy Facts & Relief

Poison Ivy Poison Ivy : Leaves of Three – Let It Be! If you have ever encountered poison ivy and have dealt with the skin irritation that most commonly follows then  you know the long term lasting effects from this plant.   It almost  seems unfair how poison ivy attacks.  If you are not aware of the ‘three […]