Being a photographer gives me an excuse to be the one hiding behind the lens of a camera. I wouldn’t consider myself shy but I’m constantly trying to build confidence to toot my own horn in person or online. The trendy of sharing #selfies has actually helped me be more confident at sharing a candid […]
If you garden and grow your own food you KNOW the joy just before lunchtime when I picked my first 2 oriental eggplants from the raised bed garden. Hmmm…. what can I do with just a small amount of eggplants and a garden filled with herbs, garlic and onions? I’m skillet grilling in olive oil […]
It’s the first days of summer and I’m seeing signs that my tomato harvest isn’t too far away. The basil is in full bloom and ready to be picked and I’m craving a homemade pasta dish. Tonight we are enjoying this easy recipe that you can recreate adding most any veggies you have ripe in […]
On Monday #gardenchat ( Twitter Chat Forum) the Founders of PlantsMap.com are guest hosting the 1 hour event. I’m really excited to have Bill and Tracy Blevins on #gardenchat to share about their amazing gardening social platform called PlantsMap. I recently started my own documentation on Plants Map featuring my BGgarden . Bill Blevins helped […]
oday my Lifeberry Goji Berry plant by Proven Winners
has produced fruit. I brought this plant home from one of my local independent garden center….
On my Mothers Side of the family my grandparents and uncles were Michigan farmers. When it comes to my obsession with barns I can’t help but question if farming is something that runs in your blood? It’s kind of like a craving …. I just want to get in the car and drive down the […]
It’s hard to imagine a world without mobile phones
after being a user for over 12 years. I’m trying to remember my first cell phone which was totally unheard of coming from a family of ham radio operators back…..
The 30 days of June are always filled with outdoor garden adventures because the temperature in the Northern Hemisphere is amazing and quite perfect in my opinion as a Midwest gal! It’s hard to believe we are at the end of June 2014 and I can’t help but reminisce on the wonderful things the garden […]
Last week we had the honor of having Joe Lehnen who shares on Twitter at : @joetree415 as our guest host on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum. Our topic was all about the best advice from Dad about gardening. Joe was kind enough to share a few words with me about the role models in his life […]
A about a year ago a new Twitter account started sharing on #gardenchat about her small urban garden in Indiana. I quickly became a follower of her crafty shares filled with gardening and #tinker fun DIY ideas for the home on Twitter. Over the few months I’ve noticed we have so much in […]
Did you know that Corn is monoecious (mon-ee-shuss) which means that there are both male and female flowers on each corn plant? I learn the coolest things on social media. Now to the best facts which is the growing trend of more people learning how to grow their own food. When I saw the ‘Grow Some […]
I’ve been planting marigolds
along the bottom of my tomato cages ever since….
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]