Dreaming of Spring with Cineraria

Cineraria  Senecio (Pericallis) x hybroida that are perfect for this part sun area only after all danger of frost as passed my zone 5 garden. Yes I really did ‘plant’ these out in my partial shade garden around the bird bath this snowing 39*f day in March.  HOWEVER,  this is not a recommend planting for […]

West Seattle Farmers Market

Before heading up to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle on Sunday we were sure to make a  quick detour over to the  Neighborhood  Farmers Market over on the west side of town.   I was expecting the rain and not the brief  snow showers we were experiencing that morning.   The abnormal low temperatures […]
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Orchids in Seattle

It was hard to pick a favorite out of so many amazing blooms so I’m decided to do a slide show to share that you will find below from my Flickr account. I spent over 2 hours over at the Orchid display admiring the blooms and amazing at how healthy they were. I learned so […]
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Opening Day at NWFGS with Seed Keeper Company

Seed Keeper Company – NWFGS This is my first trip to the west coast to cover a flower & garden show freelance.  Seattle is 2,316 miles from my garden in Ohio according to Google maps.   When I arrived in Seattle I got a wonderful message from the Chicago ladies at Seed Keeper Company asking me […]
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Travel & Random Winners

Today was  travel day to the #NWFGS.  In the ‘tweet’ about I shared an image of how the northern folks clear the snow from the runway.   It was a relaxing flight with a bumpy landing into Seattle.  I think we were feeling the winds and clouds coming in from a storm that is expected to […]

Great Backyard Bird Count

Wonder what they are saying to each other? In the past months I’ve had some pretty interesting birds stop by my bird feeder right outside my window.  It is a time consuming hobby to capture the wildlife with camera and I envy those who are able to capture the birds in their own natural environment.  […]

Networking Pruning in Anticipation

As the tease to spring arrives and we endure temperatures in the low 60*’s  I can’t help but wonder how many cabin fever zone 5 gardeners made the mistake of getting out and doing some spring clean up in the landscaping?  It is only late February and even though I’m feeling that spring itch we […]
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Columbus Ohio : Gardens That Rock

A few of my favorite things at the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show 2010 I’ve been super busy working on #gardenchat details for this spring, trip to Seattle next week and a few new writing gigs that this winter is just flying by.  When I contacted the Weirick Group who heads up the Central […]
Netherland Dwarf

Fuzzy & Feasible for Any Grower

Best of Show Netherland Dwarf Ever have those days when you have a ‘billion’ things to do and when you finally sit down to start working on the project you have a ‘brain fart’ and you just can’t think?  I’ve had just that kind of a week!   Yesterday one of my chores included spending time […]