There are eight more days until the first day of Autumn … someone please inform #mothernature
One of the prettiest leaf patterns on a plant is that of the caladium. I just love the beautiful colors in the large heart shaped leaves of this plant and would do almost anything to keep it growing indoors through the winter. A few years ago…..
First introduced into my in town small garden years ago not knowing what it was but trusted the garden center owner who encouraged me to purchase my first plant. After moving to the country it was one of the plants that should have been moved but left behind. The plant is perfect for the elements […]
All summer I’ve been enjoying the shares from the West Coast via Cocoxochitl AKA Mud Baron on Social Media. The beautiful California grown veggies and blooms captured by Mud always inspires me and brings giggles no mater what mood I maybe in. Don’t you love it when people do good things to help their community? I […]
This time of year brings lots of home grown colorful bouquets from the garden. When I lived in town years ago I use to love to walk to the farmers market
every Thursday and purchase
Social media has made me a better gardener and I can’t imagine growing without it. To be able to talk to people around the world who are growing in different ways inspires me. We can all learn from one another about how to grow success using the web. If it weren’t for being so active […]
Have you been seeing people from around the country of all walks of life dumping buckets of ice water over their heads? I’ve seen some pretty cool ones coming from the garden world. I was challenged on Tuesday to take the #icebucketchallenge by my friend Kerrie at SeedKeeperCo in Chicago so here it goes….. Can’t […]
This is the first year in my landscape located behind the garage that the Joe Pye weed is larger then my Oakleaf hydrangea. At first I was totally bummed that my beloved hydrangea had to be cut all the way back to the ground after the hard winter. Once the Herbaceous perennial ( Joe Pye weed) […]
This Dahlia is from LongField Gardens In my home garden today … taken with my iphone5s. Give Dahilas a chance and grow some of your own!
One of the highlights of my spring and summer is touring different gardens
in the Midwest. Some of the most memorable garden tours I’ve taken in the past 6 years have been….
Road trip on Tuesday brought me to beautiful Midland Michigan to be a part of the Michigan Landscape Design Tour held by MNLA. After checking in to my hotel room located on the Northwood University Campus I headed in town to check out the sites. Thanks to the floral landscape in front of the Farmers […]
Summer is quickly coming to an end and it is time to seriously start thinking about Spring. As the blooms start to fad and the cool days of Autumn are just around the corner it’s time to start digging holes for bulbs. One of my favorite additions to the garden that I enjoy having as […]
I’ve got tons of kale growing in my home garden this year! Not knowing how easy it was to grow kale I totally loaded up on starter plants in the late spring and added them to my raised beds here in growing zone 5b Ohio. Each day I harvest at least 2 baskets full of […]
Hosta plants have been a staple in my garden for over 20 years. I can’t imagine a garden in the Midwest without these easy to grow perennials. There are hundreds of different sizes and shapes all of which flowers at some point during the late season. Blooms of which I have been cutting off the […]
I’m not sure what happen … but it is beautiful!
Little did I know when I planted this 3″ pot filled with a hibiscus perennial in my new rose garden in 2013 it would quickly grow to be one of my summer crushes. I’m talking about a few of my favorite hibiscus including Heartthrob that has huge blooms that come back every year in my Ohio home […]