Seed Me

This past spring I had the privilege of meeting some extremely amazing folks at the Toledo Growers Seed Swap. I must admit I felt awkward when I arrived to find so many people sharing so many of their seeds they had saved. I had no idea this movement was such a big deal in my […]
July 28, 2010 10

Seed Saving Super Size

Feeling extremely guilty for all the years I discarded the seeds. Do you know how many pickles I could have processed with those seeds? I’m sharing some seed saving tips that will keep you and your family feed for years to come.
July 24, 2010 15

The Pink has arrived on my Pinky Winky

It is the beginning of a fabulous show put on by the Pink..... and we had a little excitement last night that was captured on the cell phone during some more crazy Midwest Weather. All this excitement is my share on this Fertilize Friday Flower Flaunt! Happy Friday Everyone!
July 23, 2010 15
Kettle Corn

Threshers & Corn make Midwest Summer

Could the sky be any bluer standing out in this Ohio field? Summer is hot dry fields and the smell of kettle corn. Summer is the cool sprinkle from a well hose as I save the veggies I have been growing from the lack of rain. Summer is the smell of garlic,dill,onion and fresh cucumbers […]
July 22, 2010 4
The Ball Flora Plant : Black Petunia

Bringing Glamour to the Garden

Doesn't the ruffle of the petals on the Black Velvet Petunia make you want to get out the stiletto and rent a tux? It's no wonder at the 2010 OFA Short Course...... Be sure to grab a glass of bubbly to enjoy these images from the OFA Short Course Trade Show.
July 17, 2010 10
From my Garden to Kitchen Snap Shots

Tomatillo Garden Fresh

If you are going to do some veggie gardening why not make it last and make it FUN?! Today I am using a favorite recipe of mine with a new twist to make Salsa Verde – Tomatillo Salsa. The recipe changes each time I make it but you can guarantee it is always a party pleaser! One thing that never changes in the recipe is the GARDEN FRESH added to each recipe. Stop by to check out the recipe and some fun pictures from the canning experience!
July 13, 2010 7
Capturing the Sun : Sun Parasoil Madvilla

Enjoy the Sun

The image above is my prize bloom this week in the garden. It is super hard to capture this red in the sunshine. Can you feel the heat of this bloom. The Sun Parasol Mandevilla kicked it in gear with the blooms a few weeks ago when the hot temperatures arrived in my garden. I […]
July 7, 2010 8

Favorites with my Morning Brew

The best part of the morning is waking up to the scent of fresh coffee brewing. I’ve been spoiled recently because my husband has taken over the brewing process most mornings. I think he just maybe having fun with the little bean grinder. What are your favorites in the morning? Today I snapped a photo […]
July 7, 2010 6