It’s OK to #Selfie Share in Moderation

Bren Sharing Harvest Today #selfie 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 […]

Dirt to Dinner : Skillet Eggplant Recipe

My First Eggplant 2014 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 […]

PlantsMap : Growing a Community on #gardenchat June 30

PlantsMap Gardenchat Guest Host 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 […]

Boom ChickA Pop : Getting Folks in the Garden

Ready Set Grow 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 […]

Planting Tomato Plants

Brandywine Tomato / Heirloom 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 […]

Growing Cucumbers

Burpless 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 […]

Star of My Garden

tree peonies Blue 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 […]

Thank You All Who Have Served – #MemorialDay

My family in the buggy their Uncle Mic built riding in the Memorial Day Parade. 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. […]