Why Limelight Hydrangea in Your Homegarden

IMG_4437.JPG Why consider a Limelight Hydrangea? Not only is this shrub easy to grow, it can be found in most garden centers and the rich colored blooms may help you make your decision. There are hundreds of blooms that are about 8″x 5″ full flowers that can be cut and brought indoors. This Limelight Hydrangea was […]

How to Grow Caladiums Indoors

I'm in love with these leaves! 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…..

Humans Make the Best Vases by Mud #FlowersOnYourHead

flowersonyourhead_mud_baron (4) 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 […]

Eat, Tweet and Grow Food: My Takeaway from #MeetVeggies

DID YOU know 1/3 of the food on your plate you can thank the bees! #foodfarmchat 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 […]

Take The #icebucketchallenge in your garden!

#Icebucketchallenge clipart 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 […]

Think Weed and add a Joe Pye to Your Garden

DSC_6297 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) […]

Container Envy at Chippewassee Park

IMG_3143.JPG 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 […]

Hiding Out with Hostas : Tips on Planting Tulips

hosta plants in landscape hide dying tulips 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 […]

Spicy Cheese Kale Chip Recipe

Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips 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 […]

OUCH … does that hurt? Hosta Flowers

Hosta Flowers 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 […]