Tilapia and Tomatillo Dish

Cinco De Mayo : Tilapia and Tomatillo Sauce

Happy May 5th from my garden in Ohio. I’m all about growing herbs and veggies to make up some of my favorite Mexican dishes so today is a great day to celebrate.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes I use to only be able to create in the summer once the tilapia in […]
May 5, 2014 1
The corsage I put together for the first time thanks to my social media help!

Making a Corsage From Cut Flowers

Prom is not just about drama, dresses and dates – it’s all about memories that can be instagramed and saved in a scrapbook for todays teens.  It is fun to see that the prom goers in my area are returning to the modest event to mark commencement and moving away from all the glitz and high […]
May 4, 2014 12
Chelsea Flower Show UK 2014

Dreaming of 2 Tickets to Chelsea Flower Show

Someday …. but until then I’m going to enjoy the social shares coming from across the pond at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014.  If you are able to get to England for this event you could win 2 tickets visit this contest over at Sarah Williams delightful site : Bridgman .     About The Chelsea […]
May 2, 2014 8
Happy May Day From Bren in BGgarden.com

Happy May Day from My Ohio Garden

Having a hard time believing it is May 1st as you look around at all the plants that have yet to show signs of life? As a drive through town in tear up at the sight of all the conifers that are burnt or completely dead. I’m going to focus on the new growth in […]
May 1, 2014 10
Barnstalking in West Virgina

Spring Drive : Scenic Route to The South

Last weekend my husband and I took a road trip weekend down to the South.  Our destination : Charlotte , North Carolina. And although I’m a true Midwest gal I love to visit the southern states.  I took advantage of  being the passenger by taking lots of photos and sharing them along the way on […]
April 30, 2014 4
Add soil to cover the begonia seed.

How to Start a Begonia Indoors

Begonias use to intimidate me years ago when I first started adding more containers to my home garden at our new home. To be honest with you I use to mistake the Begonia with the Dahlia – you know – those two plants I could never grow in my garden because they were expensive. It […]
April 28, 2014 2
Yellow Bloom Upclose

A Spring Visit To McGill Rose Garden

Before leaving for Charolette, North Carolina I Googled to see if there were any gardens that maybe open during my visit this weekend.  The beautiful website of McGill Rose Garden was the first on the search results.  After a beautiful drive down to the Carolinas’ I couldn’t wait to see what would be blooming. The […]
April 27, 2014 2
Oregold Rose ... Tea Rose

Quick Tips on Creating a Fabulous Rose Garden

There is no denying it was a long hard winter with over 7 feet of snow that fell on my Ohio garden.  I’ve spent the last few days cutting back the roses in the landscape farther then I have ever had to do in the past 7 years of growing. I cringe as I walk […]
April 25, 2014 6
Radish,peas and greens salad recipe

Radish, Peas and Greens Salad

This salad will pair great with your favorite early summer menu. Surprisingly easy to make and filled with colorful vegetables you can sow the seeds and harvest in a few short weeks. My kids loved growing their own radishes and harvesting them in just a few short weeks to add to recipes like this one. […]
April 24, 2014 4
Traditional Rose of Sharon Shrub

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

Have you seen any exciting new shrubs to add to your landscape this season?  Now is the time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees in my gardening zone. One of my favorite plants to watch for at my local garden centers is from the Hibiscus family.  I’m passionate about the Rose of Sharon shrub and […]
April 23, 2014 4
Exciting Variety  from 2013 IGC

Spring Promises From The Garden

Spring in Ohio this year is extra special after the harshest winter we have had in 30 years.  As the sun begins to warm the landscape we are starting to see the damage and destruction from this epic weather system that was upon us all winter long.  On April 15 we had an additional  inch […]
April 22, 2014 6