Red Carpet Rose After Winter 2014

Tales of a Cautious Rose Pruner

Patiently waiting in my Northwest Ohio ( gardening zone 5b ) garden for the sunshine and warmer temperatures to wake up my rose shrubs. It is the first week with temperatures above freezing and I’m anxious to see any signs of life coming from my treasured roses. With all the excitement being shared on social […]
April 2, 2014 7
My Flowers Home

Home Sweet Garden Link Party

My garden is filled with shades of brown but plenty of rich tons of color from Autumn that are starting to come back alive. One of my favorites is under the variegated tree in my 6 year old shade garden where …..
April 1, 2014 9
Bugs in my Garden

Got Bugs?

Did you know that there are  many good bugs you may want to think twice about in your garden.  It’s true .. there are many fabulous bugs I welcome to my garden each year.  These bugs are called beneficial garden insects and they can help you grow organically and safely.  When you invite good bugs […]
March 31, 2014 6
#gardenchat Friend Tom Sent HOT SEEDS!

Easy Seed Starting Project

After the winter of 2014 and the below normal temperatures in spring , I’m excited to get sowing seeds indoors.  Now that the weather forecast is starting to look like there are warmer days ahead it makes me super anxious to think about what to plant in my summer garden.  Seed sowing is super easy […]
March 30, 2014 7
Strawberry Plants

It’s Time To Think Grow Your Own Fruit

Spring is taking it’s time here in the Midwest at warming up and that isn’t holding the nurseries and garden centers back from providing the trees, shrubs and plants that can be plant now. Just like Autumn planting season, this is the time to start planting many fruit shrubs and trees. Here are some of […]
March 26, 2014 4
#plantaseed

I’m Sharing a Tip on Learning and Growing #PlantASeed

Earlier this month Kim Vij tweeted me about this really cool event taking place March 31 designed to get kids in the garden. @BG_garden @Pinterest so sorry I missed your #Pinspiration chat, we're excited about our March 31 project #plantaseed http://t.co/1zvC5eCJCf — Kim Vij (@EducatorsSpin) March 9, 2014 So I clicked on over to Kims’ […]
March 25, 2014 5
First Bloom - PrimRose

What the First Day of Spring Looks Like in My Garden

Yippy … It’s the first day of Spring!  I remember there was a time in my life I couldn’t wait for the first official day of Spring with thoughts that the grass would immediately be green, the flowers would begin blooming and the day would be at least above 50*f.  Of course it was a […]
March 21, 2014 6
Magnolia Blooms Steal the Show

It’s Spring … Lets Celebrate in the Garden

Today is the first official day of spring and I’m happy to share what we’ve got to look forward to. This years growing season is filled with new seeds that will grow twice as many vegetables and flowers for cutting along with new landscape designs.  I can’t wait to share as the season starts to […]
March 20, 2014 8
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Green In Time For Spring

A few of my favorite green captures from my world in the past few days leading up to Spring! A Few of My Favorite Greens I can’t wait till Spring and sharing my garden as it turns green with you. – Bren
March 18, 2014 5
My Poppies in 1992 First Home

English Garden Escape

The footage is from a delightful garden tucked behind an English couples home in Kent. I loved seeing how the gardens were laid out and how you were welcomed into each room with established trees, roses and perennials. I was inspired to try growing poppies again …..
March 15, 2014 2
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Fearless Food Gardening Event on #gardenchat

Want to grow your own food successfully? I love the words of LaManda Joy (Peterson Garden Project founder) ‘Lessons from WW2: Keep it Simple Stupid’. This Chicago grower tells it as it is and speaks from experience as she teaches a new generation of food gardeners in  Pop-up Victory gardens. LaManda has spent  the past […]
March 14, 2014 2