My rose garden begins with the dance of the tulips .....

Roses are making a come back!

This winter we made records with over 7 feet of snow and freezing temperatures in my Ohio garden.  With the cold winter fresh in my mind it has  been nerve racking as I wait for my roses to start showing signs of life.   The past six months in the rose garden has totally been […]
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Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail

Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail Strawberries, lime, pear with rum make a perfect spring treat to enjoy in the garden after hours. I was inspired to create this recipe after planting my garden most of the day. What a great treat to enjoy while enjoying a favorite magazine on the deck in the garden. INGREDIENTS: 2 limes, […]
Why Raised Beds

Creative Food Grower Featured in MSL

 Finding information about growing food in home gardens isn’t a challenge this season with the subject’s popularity on the rise on the social networks as well as printed publications.  While waiting in line at the local garden center this afternoon where I was picking up a last minute seed impulse buy,the latest copy of Martha […]
Happy Spring

Tulip Fest In My Home Garden Borders

When tulips begin to bloom it marks the beginning of spring to me – sorry daffodil fans!  We all know the daffodil can take a beating in snow and the last roars of winter but the tulip is a delicate beauty. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tulips for  #TulipTuesday . The Tulip Fosteriana […]
Tilapia and Tomatillo Dish

Cinco De Mayo : Tilapia and Tomatillo Sauce

Happy May 5th from my garden in Ohio. I’m all about growing herbs and veggies to make up some of my favorite Mexican dishes so today is a great day to celebrate.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes I use to only be able to create in the summer once the tilapia in […]

How to Make a Corsage From Miniature Garden Roses

Prom is not just about drama, dresses and dates – it’s all about memories that can be instagramed and saved in a scrapbook for todays teens.  It is fun to see that the prom goers in my area are returning to the modest event to mark commencement and moving away from all the glitz and high […]
Chelsea Flower Show UK 2014

Dreaming of 2 Tickets to Chelsea Flower Show

Someday …. but until then I’m going to enjoy the social shares coming from across the pond at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014.  If you are able to get to England for this event you could win 2 tickets visit this contest over at Sarah Williams delightful site : Bridgman .     About The Chelsea […]
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Happy May Day from My Ohio Garden

Having a hard time believing it is May 1st as you look around at all the plants that have yet to show signs of life? As a drive through town in tear up at the sight of all the conifers that are burnt or completely dead. I’m going to focus on the new growth in […]
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 […]