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
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 …..
Earlier this month Kim Vij tweeted me about this really cool event taking place March 31 designed to get kids in the garden. @BG_garden @Pinterest so sorry I missed your #Pinspiration chat, we're excited about our March 31 project #plantaseed http://t.co/1zvC5eCJCf — Kim Vij (@EducatorsSpin) March 9, 2014 So I clicked on over to Kims’ […]
Yippy … It’s the first day of Spring! I remember there was a time in my life I couldn’t wait for the first official day of Spring with thoughts that the grass would immediately be green, the flowers would begin blooming and the day would be at least above 50*f. Of course it was a […]
Today is the first official day of spring and I’m happy to share what we’ve got to look forward to. This years growing season is filled with new seeds that will grow twice as many vegetables and flowers for cutting along with new landscape designs. I can’t wait to share as the season starts to […]
A few of my favorite green captures from my world in the past few days leading up to Spring! A Few of My Favorite Greens I can’t wait till Spring and sharing my garden as it turns green with you. – Bren
Spring is right around the corner and I wish someone would tell Mother Nature …. more snow in the forecast! This post I’m filling with Spring which is alive and in bloom at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Spring is just a few short days away and many are looking forward to getting out into the garden to grow something. Here are a few quick tips that have saved me time and money in the garden that I hope will help you as well. 1. Composition matters … don’t just buy one perennial […]
One of my favorite seeds to sow direct in my Ohio garden is the zinnia seed. There are dozens of different varieties in all shapes and sizes making this the bloom that will work in any mostly sunny to full sun landscape. I have been direct sowing zinnias for over 10 years in my Country […]