A Little Break From White

On Presidents Day I found myself on another road trip only this time we heading North. The snow had stopped for the day but it was still a very cold 20*F in our neck of the woods.  Great day for a drive in search of some indoor fun!  We decided on a fun afternoon up […]
February 16, 2010 4
Orchid in Cleveland

Bloom Day – From Cleveland H&G Show

I woke on this Bloom Day in February to find that my heater had turned off during the night in the greenhouse.  The temperature outside was a crisp 2*F and the greenhouse was at  25*F  when I awoke at 7 am.  Not to panic because from the looks of the house so far nothing major […]
February 15, 2010 10

The Great Big Cleveland Home&Garden – Party Into Spring!

It was a GREAT BIG party in Cleveland yesterday at their Home&Garden Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland Ohio.  The snow may have been falling most of the day on Cleveland but it was one big spring party inside the show.  Ample parking with security  guards on hand directing traffic made parking a breeze.   […]
February 14, 2010 7

A Brew My Plants Will Enjoy!

Another snow day in my neck of the woods with the blustery wind blowing so bad that I didn’t dare wonder to far from the warm house.   Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be one of the few customers at William Sonoma to snatch up a  mulling spice ball that are hard to […]
February 10, 2010 12
Grocery Gardening

Grocery Gardening Brings Summer to My Midwest Winter Kitchen

Like most of the Midwest, this true Northerner spent most of yesterday preparing for what is being called the ‘BIGGEST STORM OF THE SEASON’.  This Garden Girly says ‘ BRING IT ON’ after spending the day before shopping for supplies and returning home to find Mr. UPS man had left me a wonderful surprise! My […]
February 9, 2010 9
SuperSowSunday - hope to see you there!

Join Us for #SuperSowSunday

  Tomorrow is most commonly known as Super Bowl Sunday for most Football fanatics. HOWEVER, in the garden world we will be having a Super Time Sowing Seeds! Grab some dirt, a few seeds and come enjoy the chatter as we celebrate sowing time. Not sure which of these fabulous garden ladies it was but […]
February 6, 2010 4
Holiday Greenhouse

Greenhouse During Winter Storm

We were on a level 1 snow emergency in our county this evening.  I thought I would take the video camera out to the greenhouse to show you all how well she is handling the zone 5b weather. Looking forward to the Super SOW Sunday with some of my garden girlies over at Twitter. I […]
February 5, 2010 5
Give away!

Ticket Giveaway!

Super excited to receive my passes and 4 to give away to The Great Big Cleveland Home and Garden Show that starts tomorrow.  The Show runs February 6 – 14  in Cleveland Ohio with easy parking and just a short drive from the Ohio Turnpike. The shows garden information page caught my eye with  “Enjoy […]
February 5, 2010 6

Finding the Perfect Spot

A few days ago the first of my spring bulbs that I forced in the greenhouse started to open.  I quickly cut the sunny yellow daffodils and brought them into my earth tone home for all the enjoy.  By day two of having them in my home I noticed they really didn’t match my decor […]
February 4, 2010 3
Seed File

My Addiction to SEEDS (gathering the goods)

The month of January seemed to fly by in the BGgarden as I  prepared for planting 2010, organized my home for spring, and enjoyed the winter fun the weather provided. The treasures I have growing in the greenhouse are doing well.  Some of the delicate green I was hoping to winter over got ‘zapped’ one […]
February 3, 2010 12
Spring Bulbs

Forcing Bulbs

It has been 12 weeks since we placed the spring bulbs in refrigeration for a early spring bloom.   Time to  plant those bulbs so we can enjoy an early spring bloom indoors. If you are having difficulties viewing my video on Forcing Bulbs please stop by my Youtube channel at BGgarden live! I hope this […]
January 30, 2010 3
Seymore is reminded of summer by enjoying the water from the well in the watering can.

It won’t be long….

I will admit the forecast of  highs only reaching the low 20′s  and lows in the single digits for this weekend has made me a bit scared to think of my greenhouse project. The thought of losing my blooms I have been wintering over is enough to make me lose sleep. It was a wonderful […]
January 29, 2010 13