Barnstalking in West Virgina

Spring Drive : Scenic Route to The South

Last weekend my husband and I took a road trip weekend down to the South.  Our destination : Charlotte , North Carolina. And although I’m a true Midwest gal I love to visit the southern states.  I took advantage of  being the passenger by taking lots of photos and sharing them along the way on […]
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How to Start a Begonia Indoors

Begonias use to intimidate me years ago when I first started adding more containers to my home garden at our new home. To be honest with you I use to mistake the Begonia with the Dahlia – you know – those two plants I could never grow in my garden because they were expensive. It […]
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A Spring Visit To McGill Rose Garden

Before leaving for Charolette, North Carolina I Googled to see if there were any gardens that maybe open during my visit this weekend.  The beautiful website of McGill Rose Garden was the first on the search results.  After a beautiful drive down to the Carolinas’ I couldn’t wait to see what would be blooming. The […]
Radish,peas and greens salad recipe

Radish, Peas and Greens Salad

This salad will pair great with your favorite early summer menu. Surprisingly easy to make and filled with colorful vegetables you can sow the seeds and harvest in a few short weeks. My kids loved growing their own radishes and harvesting them in just a few short weeks to add to recipes like this one. […]
Traditional Rose of Sharon Shrub

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

Have you seen any exciting new shrubs to add to your landscape this season?  Now is the time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees in my gardening zone. One of my favorite plants to watch for at my local garden centers is from the Hibiscus family.  I’m passionate about the Rose of Sharon shrub and […]
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Spring Promises From The Garden

Spring in Ohio this year is extra special after the harshest winter we have had in 30 years.  As the sun begins to warm the landscape we are starting to see the damage and destruction from this epic weather system that was upon us all winter long.  On April 15 we had an additional  inch […]
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Spring Landscape Clean Up

The crocus have finished blooming as the daffodils are in full bloom in my landscape. I plant hundreds of bulbs every autumn and come spring it is quit the show. Today I spent time cleaning up some of the back landscaping around the back of the garage, breezeway and home. Daffodils planted 14 years ago […]