Sunday Greenhouse Road Trip Part 1

linaria herb 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 ……

Make Spring Happy : Bloom Tuesday

First of the blooms along the back garden in greenhouse landscape area. 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 […]

Spring Arrived In My Rose Garden

rose Easy Grow Yellow Rose Shrub in my 2012 New Rose Garden Last Summer I added a few new rose gardens to my front landscape.  It was exciting to add David Austins, Proven Winners roses mixed with  a few of my favorite hydrangea varieties in these gardens  All winter long  I watched as the cold took […]

Maumee River Walleye Season

frontWalleye 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 […]

Wildlife Photo Contest @NWF

20130403-231333.jpg 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 […]

It’s Not Spring Without Betty

salad_box Betty Salad became a family tradition shortly after I got married almost 20 years ago when my mother in law shared with me how easy it was to make the dressing from scratch.  We use to have brunch up at The French Quarters after church from time to time and this salad was always on […]

Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

Peas with Baked Ricotta I’m not a vegetarian but I can be during the spring and summer harvest season.  The next few months when some of the veggies we started from seed are being harvested is truly one of the best seasons out of the year.  I’m really excited to share with you today the latest publication by Deborah […]

Social Media #vine Helps Me Grow

vine_BG 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

Head Start on Spring Gardening

BLOG_FF 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!

Beads for Needs

Beads4Needs 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.

QR Codes Can Help Your Garden Bloom

BGgarden Bulbs Earlier today I was a little frustrated because I couldn’t get a QR code to read while shopping at a local store.  I tried everything including restarting my iPhone  to making sure the QR scan code app was up to date.  As I share this with you now I can’t help but wonder why I […]

Speghetti Squash

Baked Speghetti Squash 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 […]

Not Your Ordinary Plastic Pot

20130308-121002.jpg 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 […]

Lovely Yellow Memories in the Indy Art Museum Garden

LOVE this Indy Garden 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.

It’s Cool To Have Dirty Fingernails

Dirty Fingernail Club 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 […]

I Met Dan’s Dahilias in Seattle

Can and his baby in the Dahlia feild This is Dan in the Dahlia Field with his baby If you follow my shares on Twitter you know I get super excited to share about my dahlia’s I start early in my Ohio greenhouse.  You can imagine my excitement when I saw Dan’s Dahlia exhibiting at the Northwest Flower and Garden show this past week […]

What is Your Favorite Houseplant

houseplant 2013 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 […]