I have been wanting to check out local growers featured on the Maumee Valley Growers Website to help support local growers. I spent the morning copying the addresses into our GPS for an afternoon of Greenhouse Touring. What a perfect day to enjoy a scenic ride East out toward the Lake. First stop on my Mothers Day Greenhouse Road Trip was Barnes in Huron, Ohio. It was a great day for a drive and an even better day to see how local growers were doing on one of their most busiest retail days of the season. This large greenhouse ……
Wishing everyone a very Happy Bloom Tuesday from my Ohio garden! Miniature variety of Daffodils that were forced indoors when I originally purchased them and now grow in my landscape. Be sure to plant them in the landscape after they are done blooming indoors to insure a bloom the following year. The white primrose finally […]
In spring of 2008 I was encouraged by my dear friend Jen to start blogging about my garden. Today is my Blog-Anniversary! Thank you all who have encouraged me to share my world with all on social media.
Let’s teach our kids about Earth Day by having a Plant Party! The month of April is a time to celebrate Earth Day as well as bring awareness to the many different houseplants that are kid friendly. My #LittleHelper Having Fun Decorating The Plant Party Container The ‘O2 four You’ program by Costa Farms is […]
Who doesn’t love a glass of wine in the garden? Now how about a create place in a garden show to enjoy local wines? One of my favorite gardens at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show was the shows wine garden. The hard-scape mixed with the landscape design breath taking. The images don’t completely capture […]
Each year thousands of fishing enthusiasts gather down along the Maumee River in Northwest Ohio to participate in the great Walleye Run. Yesterday I happen to be driving by the ‘Walleye Madness’ and couldn’t believe I found an open spot along the Maumee River to capture the Canadian Geese that were enjoying the day in […]
There’s a photo contest going on over at the National Wildlife Federation site and I’m thinking about entering a few photos from my front porch. Grace Kitty Watches This Canadian Who Stopped By That Goose Was Back Again Today Not only have we had a few visits from the Canadian geese this first week in […]
The really funny thing about the #vine app is how I was introduced to this app that was introduced in January 2013 for iphone users. One winter afternoon I noticed a few of my social media favorites to follow on Twitter were talking about ‘vine’. I immediately got excited to see that everyone was talking about gardening. Within seconds of my tweets about
One of the really cool things about having your own home greenhouse is being able to get a head start on spring. It maybe 50*F one day and then snow storm the next in March in zone 5b Ohio where I live and grow. My 10’x12′ is a safe haven for annuals that wouldn’t make it outdoors and a great place to get seeds started from the summer veggie garden. Click on over to Tootsie Time to see what others are sharing for Fertilize Friday!
I want to share with you today about a family who found a creative way to spread the word about HOPE and to also raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children. If you follow my shares daily you will find lots of shares about my #littlehelper. Well #littlehelper ‘s Mommy was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in July of 2012. For Christmas #littlehelpers Mama who is also my Sister in law gave me a beautiful gift basket that included this postcard and a bracelet that I wear daily. The bracelet reminds me that their is HOPE and of all the good people out there who are doing their best to make things easier for those who are suffering from horrible disease like Cancer.
Happy Spring Everyone! I’m so excited to be in the garden today and able to share with you the beginning of a fabulous growing season. My spring is totally different that what most people would be excited about this time of year. The forecast today puts us just above freezing and we even had a few snow flurries this morning.
I served my bread with this yummy lamb roast on St. Patrick’s Day this weekend and shared the baking experience along the way on Instagram. Click on the image below to follow me on the leading photo social media site : Instagram. and be sure to try this easy Bread Soda Recipe.
You are going to love this little fuzzy share from the greenhouse today. I’m excited to introduce you to little Grace. She is a 2 year old Netherland Dwarf bunny that lives in the BGgarden. if you can’t view this be sure to click over to my Youtube Channel to watch this and one of my 350+ video shares.
These shares on my networks were a hit last week judging by all the Retweets and questions I received on Instagram and Twitter. Everyone wants to know how easy it was for me to create this yummy spaghetti squash meal for my family.If you have never cooked with spaghetti squash before, don’t be afraid. It […]
One of the joys of spring is receiving new products to sample in my Ohio Garden. In the mail today I was excited to receive a live package from Pan-American Seed Company and TerraShell (www.ballhort.com TerraShell ingredients are certified VeriFlora an independent company and Tara Shell has earned Vincotte okay composting certification which means it’s […]
I came across these images from a Garden Writers tour I attend a few summers ago. One of my favorite things to do during the summer months is to take pictures of gardens. This trip in 2011 was one of the best because I was surrounded by so many experienced gardeners and fun people I enjoy networking with daily online. Indianapolis Garden Writers found some amazing gardens for us to tour during this event.
Are you like me and constantly have dirty fingernails because you just love to dig into the healthy soil with the greatest tool in the garden? This week on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum we welcome Bonnie Plants friend Mary Beth Shaddix as our guest host who will be giving our audience sure ways to get […]
These are a few of my favorite things …. l love this soup made with easy to grow swiss chard and sausage.…. yummy any time of the year.
The slide show above is from my google album loaded with houseplants I love. IF you can’t view this slide show please click on my Google+ album to view the images. This Monday on #gardenchat we welcome Lisa of @HouseplantGuru to share with us simple tips on growing indoors this time of year. During this […]
The 16th annual GBBC event has begun! This event starts Friday,February 15 and ends on Monday, February 18. I hope you will consider joining me by sharing the birds you see in your backyard during this birding event.