Guess this Summer BLOOM?

Quick Take On Green Bloom Day

I am having the time of my life right now in the garden and the ground in zone 5b isn’t even completely defrosted yet  for planting.  If everyone knew how rewarding it can be to grow your own veggies & blooms I think we would all have happy faces 24 /7 ! With all this […]
Garden World Report

New Graphics – I’m Inspired!

Watch live streaming video from gardenworldreport at livestream.com Had the winter time blues…. but feeling energized after watching the Garden World Report this week. NEW MUSIC, New Graphics and tons of inspiring garden information. Watch for me… I’m in Pink! Stay Tuned – I’m heading to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show in the Morning.
Soap

Aphids via Sunshine?

Day 3 of sunshine and the greenhouse temperatures up to 100*F. The vents are open and the fan is on in my little piece of heaven. Only look close…….. (Ekkkkk)  a bug and not the good kind of bug either.   The next thing I know I am spraying the greenhouse plants down with my soap, […]
Forced / Cut Tulip

Dead: but is it?

Yes, I do believe most people would agree that this bloom is dead.  This morning I was challenged to look deeper finding myself asking ‘ Is it really dead?!” I attended the Central Ohio Home & Garden Show in Columbus themed ‘Art in Bloom’ and was inspired to be challenged in art.  ART is all […]
Fertizie Friday Share

Fertilizer Friday

Happy Fertilizer Friday! Today I am going to share a quick tour of the greenhouse for Fertilizer Friday!  My Greenhouse Sister in Canada invites all bloggers to join in the fun each Friday! Check her site out at : Tootsie Time Fertilizer Friday is the day when gardeners from all over the world join in […]
Potato Soup

Potato Soup

This is an all time favorite recipe that I can create from memory.  My best dishes are created when I use what we have in the kitchen on hand.  Today I had a bag of fresh Idaho potatoes, bacon defrosting from the freezer box and some fresh parsley from the greenhouse. Potato Soup SERVES 4-6 […]
Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard Winter Soup

I have always loved this soup on a cold winters day but even better now that I grow my own Swiss Chard in my garden.  This meal for 6 can be made for under $6 and cheaper yet if you grow your own Swiss Chard. Swiss Chard Winter Soup (Feeds a family of six in […]
swiss chard

Egg Carton Treasures

The other day on my Facebook News Feed I noticed one of my favorite garden network  friends, Colleen Vanderlinden of In the Garden Online had asked her fans to share a blog post on recycling containers for planting seeds.  Many of my post from my previous blog came to mind but I want to share […]
Lecture by TBG Matt Ross

Workshops at Toledo Botanical Garden

As if the Seed Swap held over at the Wildwood Metropark by the Toledo Grows organization was not enough garden fun for the weekend my dear friend Jeanette and I next found ourselves over at the Toledo Botanical Gardens this past Saturday.  I will admit that my expectations were low after filling my bag with […]
Yarrow from Mamuee

Seed Swap – Toledo Grows

I must admit I’m STARTING to feel a little overwhelmed with all the garden events I have been a part of in the past two weeks and the lack of time I have to share all of the events with you. Please keep checking back to my blog because I promise to get all my […]
Zuke Muffin

Capturing Childhood Memories To Bring To The Table

Some of my fondest childhood memories are usually from the Holidays or a fabulous dish that came from our Mothers’ kitchen.  Being able to create those memories is not as easy as opening an old cookbook.  It takes time and plenty of trail and error to capture that perfect dish.  Over the past 15 years […]
Soup

Festive Friday – Chicken Salsa Soup

I always joke that I should live in the extreme south because I could eat Mexican cuisine any time of the day!   One of my favorite recipes is a spin off from a dear friend of mines Sopa Azteca that he serves in their Mexican restaurant.  I’m always sure to plant Tomatillo starters and HOT […]