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Landscape Design Book that Keeps on Giving

  The small collection of books that never make it to the shelf in my office. Is there anyone who can say they don’t own a few good books that are hard to part with?  Coming from me, that is a major statement because I’m not a huge fan of just ‘whipping’ out a book […]
December 2, 2010 5
First Snow

First Signs of Christmas

My desk is decorated with a wonderful greeting from Costa Farms.  Thank you dear Melissa for your kindness and sending me my first Christmas card of the season.  I’m adding this to my “Holiday Gift Idea for the Gardener‘ category because I think this would be the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys some green […]
December 1, 2010 4

Lend a Vote and Help a Community

Early Autumn of this year I had the privilege of photographing  a community garden located in Downtown Toledo, Ohio with Author Kate Copsey.  I have been to many community gardens during my gardening and photography career but there was something about this garden that truly inspired me.   It may have been the drive through my […]
November 27, 2010 0
Green Envy

Zinnia Dance

My friend Arlena over at Garden Wise Living on Facebook is  having a Zinnia photo contest.  This maybe the toughest contest I have ever entered because   I’m a zinnia nut!!!  Have you noticed that I usually use a zinnia in my watermark for  Each year I grow over a dozen different zinnia varieties  […]
November 23, 2010 5

Day of Rest …..Is That Possible in Autumn?

As the temperatures turn cooler and the time change takes place I find it hard to keep motivated and moving.  I really want to turn in as the sun does down before dinner time but it is impossible with all there is to do before old man winter arrives.  Am I alone when I say […]
November 20, 2010 3

Blooms Always Make A Smile

Does an image of a bloom really need words to make you feel good? Happy Friday Come Rain, Shine or SNOW my Greenhouse sister who grows year-round up in Canada celebrates Fertilize Friday on her beautiful Home & Garden Blog.  Thank you Glenda for always supporting me with my greenhouse adventure.
November 19, 2010 9


For the past two weeks I’ve been twittering with a few of the best  in the Tree Care Industry. I’ve had a few of my garden networking friends ask WHY  and question my wandering from the  gardening realm.  I knew attending a Tree Care Trade Show would be a far cry from the typical garden […]
November 17, 2010 6

Almost Made A Fab Bloom

I can see what these may have looked like if Autumn would have waited just a more days. The bud that would have been a rose.  Something beautiful in the colors of Autumn even if the next shades are death. On a brighter note : the catnip is still kickin’! Happy Bloom Tuesday to you […]
November 16, 2010 10

Holiday Green Tour 2009

Click on this image collection above to view photo collection that will surely inspire you from last years tour. Ready to be inspired for the Holidays? Check out the links below for more information from the BGgarden Holiday Green Tour 2009. The Holiday Green Tour Featured Locations :Benches Greenhouse * DeShia Country Shoppe* Laurie’s NatureScapes […]
November 15, 2010 1

Comfort Sunday Potato Soup

Click on the Image for Easy Recipe It was an eventful weekend spent at TCIEXPO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Taking a break this Sunday afternoon to spend time with my family and enjoy some time in the kitchen.  The weather is quickly turning much cooler and it is one of those days to keep cozy with […]
November 15, 2010 1