Winter came early this year with our first snow fall on November 14. I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I’m we were able to get the veggie garden covered with a few inches of manure from the neighbors horses. Upon completion of spreading the manure I had to share an image on Social […]
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 […]
It’s not to late to get the bulbs planted for a beautiful spring bloom. Video with Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today I’m sharing my spice cake secret with you on this post.
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. […]
Have you ever looked back at images from your garden and laughed about something you had planted together? As I grabbed a DVD filled with images from gardening past for ‘Throwback Thursday’ shares today I was shocked to see I actually did a display AND took photos of it on my porch with greenhouse growing pots. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The sun shining on the garden path on the last day of summer was truly one to capture and share in the morning as it happen. I’m looking forward to
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 […]
There are eight more days until the first day of Autumn … someone please inform #mothernature
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…..
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 […]
We are just a few short weeks away from the winter that has been forecast to be one of the worst we’ve had in a few years according to my farm friends in the Midwest. The vibrant color in the …..
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 […]
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 […]