Brandywine Tomato / Heirloom

Planting Tomato Plants

Tomatoes were the reason I first started growing my own vegetable garden.  Nothing taste better then a ripe home grown tomato. Today I want to share with you how I plant tomatoes in my 40’x60′ traditional garden. Move Mouse Over Each Image  for More Information Planting Tomato Tips Prune lower leafs of starter plant before […]
Burpless Cucumbers

Growing Cucumbers

Nothing beats picking a fresh cucumbers from it’s lush green vine and adding slices to your favorite summer menu or just for snacking.  Cucumbers have been at the top of my list for easy veggies to grow because the seed is easy to grow and your will be able to harvest most varieties in under […]
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Star of My Garden

Amazing that I still have the 5″ cardboard box the tree peonies root was in when I purchased it 4 years ago at a garden center in the Seattle area. I can’t believe I found it in a folder with Northwest Flower Show information I had saved. The Peonies  Tree Blooming this year after being […]
My family in the buggy their Uncle Mic built riding in the Memorial Day Parade.

Thank You All Who Have Served – #MemorialDay

Thanks to all those who have served we are able to enjoy time freely in the gardens across America.  We can grow what we want… how we want … and I’m forever grateful for that! The photo above was taken with my very first digital camera in 2001 at the Perrysburg, Ohio Memorial Day Parade. […]
Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago!

Successful Rose Planting

You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses.  I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]
Hostas Rule this Bed Until the Roses Take Over - Mid-May 2014

Inspiring Green Companion Plant

Funny what will inspired us to share something so easy to take for granted each day.  That is what almost happen to this hosta plant that is a companion to my roses for the past 8 years in one of my landscape. This hosta just outside my mud room door to the garden is captivating […]
Allium Blooming in my Ohio Garden

Bees, Birds and More Plants to Welcome All

As I plant my veggies starters and seeds for a late spring – early summer harvest I can’t help but think of the beautiful blooms I am adding to the garden.  When I look at the Spring garden it is like a canvas just calling me to splash it with playful and welcoming color.  Today […]
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Friday Harvest and Planting Frenzy

What’s going on in the garden…. Olivia and I are harvesting radishes in the raised bed. Chives in bloom….Excellent on salad! Time to Plant Roses and Potatoes while we watch the spring veggies grow. What are you enjoying in the garden this time of year? Forgive me for such a short post but I have […]
Strawberry Plant in My Landscape

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy. How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me […]