There is no denying it was a long hard winter with over 7 feet of snow that fell on my Ohio garden. I’ve spent the last few days cutting back the roses in the landscape farther then I have ever had to do in the past 7 years of growing. I cringe as I walk […]
It’s a day in spring that is in need of cheer as we wait for the ‘big bloom’ in the landscape. To satisfy my need for color outdoors before the arrival of the tulip bloom explosion I’m going to be adding pansies and Nasturtium seeds to a favorite container. My sweet Oppie Kitty is ready to […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yesterday on my Facebook home feed the first post to pop up was The Iris Guy ( Kelly Norris or Rainbow Iris Farms) sharing how he was awakened by the sounds of a nearby neighbor mowing their lawn. All I could think was ‘It was a long winter…. and I’d rather hear a mower then a […]
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 […]
The crocus bulbs were super easy to plant mostly because they don’t have to go to far into the soil. I’m so excited to watch the ones popping up in the grass along the walkway. Read more ….
My garden is surrounded by wildlife heaven with woods including the river running through it. Although we love to have a passing deer in the meadow I don’t appreciate their love for my
Patiently waiting in my Northwest Ohio ( gardening zone 5b ) garden for the sunshine and warmer temperatures to wake up my rose shrubs. It is the first week with temperatures above freezing and I’m anxious to see any signs of life coming from my treasured roses. With all the excitement being shared on social […]
My garden is filled with shades of brown but plenty of rich tons of color from Autumn that are starting to come back alive. One of my favorites is under the variegated tree in my 6 year old shade garden where …..