Quick Amaryllis Bulb Planting Demonstration

Amaryllis Planting DIY What a beautiful site this morning waking up to see the snow falling in the garden. Of course I raced out to the walkway with fuzzy slippers and P.J.’s on to take a few photos of the falling snow. The snow has come early this year and I think we are going to luck out […]

Iceberg Climbing Rose

Iceberg Climbing Rose Iceberg Climbing Rose In early June I decided to pull the dead root out of the Red, White and Blue Landscape after facing the sad truth that yellow climbing rose was not coming back after the horrible winter. In it’s place I planted an Iceberg Rose I had purchased as a bare root.  The first […]

Rose Hips on Look A Like : Autumn Rose Care

Star Roses : At the top of my chores list this late Autumn is rose care. After the brutal winter in 2013-14 and the loss of a few of my treasured climbing roses and a slow start to the spring season.  I’m very sure that the loss of those climber roses was due to the fact that they […]

Cold Frame November Update

Cold Frame Gardening Just under a month ago we got the covers on my 4’x4′ raised beds. At that time the celery, radishes and the Italian salad seeds that had reseeded were growing strong. I was so busy in the landscape that I didn’t get the carrots in that I wanted. No worries …. I will stick a […]

Sad to See You Go

So Sad To See You Go! Our first hard frost happen this weekend and with it came the fall of many colorful leaves. The ginkgo tree was the most noticeable the morning after the frost. Unfortunately, the evenings have been flirting with the freezing temperatures gradually dropping the electric yellow leaves throughout the week. See the sudden ginkgo leave fall that […]

Successes and Failures in the Garden 2014

Sunflower in Landscape It’s Monday …  when I turned on my PC and started my Pandora playlist for background music as I worked the first song was Manic Monday. This weekend was our first hard frost in Ohio and I lost a few pretties outside but everything I wanted to save for next year or grow over the […]

Autumn Garden For Flower Friday

Friday Flower Flaunt Happy Autumn from my rose garden planted in 2012. The falling leaves from the swamp maple paint the landscape with it’s gold and red leaves. Look close to see one of my favorite dwarf hydrangeas. The Little Lime Hydrangea is one of my all time favorites especially this time of year as its pink edged […]

Plumbago in Autumn

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides In my ‘Red, White and Blue Garden’ the plumbago is still putting on a striking color show. I’m so glad I added this to this little 6’x6′ growing space outside the mud room entry. The only problem I’ve had with this plant is I keep forgetting it’s name. @BG_garden plumbago — renita alexander (@kineard3) October […]

TwitPic Is Shutting Down #ThrowBackThursday

Hey Billy .... Shirley Interviews GWA Today was going to be a Throwback Thursday featuring my first garden and the lessons I learned growing under a walnut tree way back when.  When I went to find the image I remembered sharing on TwitPics years ago the sight read :    PANIC!!!! I didn’t save most of my images from when I first […]