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Rose Hips on Look A Like : Autumn Rose Care

At the top of my chores list this late Autumn is rose care. After the brutal winter in 2013-14 and the loss of a few of my treasured climbing roses and a slow start to the spring season.  I’m very sure that the loss of those climber roses was due to the fact that they […]
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Cold Frame Gardening

Cold Frame November Update

Just under a month ago we got the covers on my 4’x4′ raised beds. At that time the celery, radishes and the Italian salad seeds that had reseeded were growing strong. I was so busy in the landscape that I didn’t get the carrots in that I wanted. No worries …. I will stick a […]
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So Sad To See You Go!

Sad to See You Go

Our first hard frost happen this weekend and with it came the fall of many colorful leaves. The ginkgo tree was the most noticeable the morning after the frost. Unfortunately, the evenings have been flirting with the freezing temperatures gradually dropping the electric yellow leaves throughout the week. See the sudden ginkgo leave fall that […]
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Friday Flower Flaunt

Autumn Garden For Flower Friday

Happy Autumn from my rose garden planted in 2012. The falling leaves from the swamp maple paint the landscape with it’s gold and red leaves. Look close to see one of my favorite dwarf hydrangeas. The Little Lime Hydrangea is one of my all time favorites especially this time of year as its pink edged […]
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Leaves Are Falling … Autumn Garden Walk

The season is passing by so fast this year … leaves are falling and the garden seems to be holding on. Today I want to share with you some of my favorite shrubs and perennials in a short video. Thank you for visiting my garden today – Happy Autumn Support my Friends Carol and Kerrie […]
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Lava Lamp Coral Bell

Tucked under a ornamental Japanese maple tree in the small garden in between the porch and front sun room entrance of my home there are a few tiny gardens. Each year it’s been fun trying new things in between the established perennials, hibiscus shrubs and tree. I’ve had containers tucked in between hosta plants,herbs, new […]
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Flower Flaunt Friday

Some of my fellow gardeners have shared with me how they enjoy this time of year because it is a break from all the labor in the summer garden.  I’m excited to see the color and pull things into the greenhouse to continue the growing as winter approaches.  Today I want to share with you some […]
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Sights and Sounds of My Midwest Autumn

Fall is the most colorful time in my Midwest garden as the plants and trees show off one last time before going to sleep for the winter.  Here are a few of the sights you won’t want to miss from my Midwest Autumn. These are a few of the things I love most about Autumn. […]
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New Chrysanthemums and a Growing Tip

Each  Autumn a few of my local garden centers carry a few new varieties of chrysanthemums.  It is so much fun to look at the spectacular show on display at the center and pick a few new ones to grow in my home garden. This month while looking for a tree to replace one we […]
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Remembering Spring in my September Garden

It’s early a late morning share from my rose garden that I started out front my sun room two years ago. September 25 was a perfect weather day in the garden with a cool breeze and temperatures in the low 70’s. The roses blooming today like they do in late May is a wonderful surprise […]
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It’s Autumn at Bench’s Greenhouse

It’s almost Autumn and I’m totally in the mood to decorate the garden as we head into the fall season. One of my favorite things to do is to head out for a drive and check out the sights and sounds in my area as the season changes. Trunk full…. Time to head home and […]
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I'm in love with these leaves!

How to Grow Caladiums Indoors

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…..
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Nature

The Fall of The Golden Ginkgo Leaves

The fan like leaves that can be used for dried crafts and the tall majestic form the mature Ginkgo tree takes on makes this a favorite in my Ohio landscape.  I fell in love with the tree when we moved to the country and became the owner of this tree also known as the maidenhair […]
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Septembers Hydrangea Blooms : Natures Art

The gardens are the canvas as nature creates and shares art….. This image is from my back landscape behind the garage. It is by far one of my favorite hydrangeas – the oak-leaf hydrangea. I’ve shared this shrub on my social networks for well over 6 years and can’t stress enough how it is a […]
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Instagram #autumn rose garden Peace

Where Do You Find Peace?

Are you a ‘soon as your head hits the pillow you are out’ kind of person or does it take some time to find that inner peace before drifting off to sleep land? I don’t usually have a hard time falling to sleep even during the busy times in my life over the past year […]
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Autumn Dahlia : The Plant Well Worth The Wait

A Tuber in a Package I bought in April is Gold in The October Garden As I snap photos to share on instagram this Tuesday of the stunning dahlia bloom in my late October Ohio garden it hard to believe there were once a piece of root I picked up at the local garden department […]
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