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January In My Ohio Greenhouse

Winter is one of my favorite seasons because you can experience the best of all seasons in Ohio. Indoors many tropical and houseplants are blooming that remind me of summer and outside a few leaves from Autumn  are dancing in the trees that nestle in my landscape. The new beginnings that Spring brings is in bloom […]
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Happy New Year with Roses

Celebrate with Cut Flowers in the New Year

Happy New Year – Picked this beautiful boutique of cut flowers up locally to enjoy during the first week of 2014. Cut Flower Tip : When you bring that beautiful boutique of flowers home be sure to cut ( at an angle) at least 1″ off the bottom of the steam.  A fresh cut allows […]
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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Web Event 5/14

I Can’t Get Enough of Home Grown Peppers and Tomatoes……The Farm Bureau enjoys working with people who grow food and understand that food production doesn’t just happen in farm fields, but also in backyards and gardens across the state. This is why they are hosting the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, a free online workshop May 14 at 7 p.m.
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Plant Party – Kid Friendly Way to Say Happy Earth Day!

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 […]
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Not Your Ordinary Plastic Pot

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 […]
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How to Care for Poinsettia

Black Friday to me is finding great deals on healthy poinsettia to give to family and friends. It is a great way to kick off the Christmas season by giving from the garden ( or greenhouse).  I would like to share a few tips on keeping your poinsettia healthy well into the New Year with […]
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Grow Your Own Herbs Starting at Thanksgiving Dinner

Herb Section at Local IGC Did you know that cut bunch of herbs from your local grocery store cost as much as it would to start your own plants from seed?  This Thanksgiving when you head out to get your fresh ingredients that include herbs for your Thanksgiving fest I want to challenge you to […]
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Learn How To Grow Roses with #RoseChat

Rose Share on Twitter From My Garden :  Cream Showing Pink Petals Did you know that you can learn how to grow a rose using social media? It is true : I am living proof! I was once a sceptical of roses in my garden and being adventurous for me was adding a few fool […]
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Chicken Veggie Egg Noodle Soup

This is a yummy chicken recipe that is easy to make and grow in your garden.  Feel free to use your favorite herbs to season spring veggies like peas and carrots that can be prepared in this soup.  Click on the image above for the complete easy recipe and don’t forget to stop by and […]
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The Herb Garden Located in the Childrens Garden / Garfield Park Indy

Helping Communities Grow Starts In School Gardens

Carol & Kerrie are at it again … spreading their love for growing around this Autumn with the Seed Keeper Project.   I had the privilege of speaking with them this afternoon to get the facts on what I could do to make a difference in the school of my choice. Here’s how you can make […]
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Herbs on a Roll

Rollin’ Makes It Easy

We couldn’t have been more lucky with the weather we are experiencing.  The beautiful blue skies and t-shirt perfect weather is making it easy to spend every minute of daily light out getting the treasures that will be spending the winter in the greenhouse in their place.  It is the first year in the 2 […]
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Mobile Upload : Greenhouse Landscape Project 5/11

Planting Potatoes Year 2

My First Potato / July 2010 Last year was the first year to experiment with growing  a garden in raised bed structures.  One of the hot topics on #gardenchat / Twitter was planting potatoes.  With a little help from my friends online I was educated about how easy it was to grow all types of […]
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Social Media via Twitter From TheGardenChat

Sharing what is growing on in my neck of the woods is why I’ve been online from the get-go. If it weren’t for social media and outlets like BLOGGER or Facebook, I would have never have met the fabulous garden folks I know today. Where would I be today in my garden without Joe Lamp’l […]
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Little Fingers Sowing Seeds

What better way to make your garden kid friendly then to get the kids in the garden and teach them how to sow some seeds of their own? Growing a garden gives children a chance to learn important life skills.  Kids can experience the joy that comes from caring for something while watching it grow […]
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Seasons Change

I’m loving the change of seasons as I work hard to prepare for more shares from my garden to continue into the winter season. Cleaning the garden beds, putting trellis away for the winter, loading up the greenhouse where I am growing year round and collecting images from my garden world to share with you […]
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Basic into Phenomenal:Herb Mayo

Todays recipe share comes from the garden pictured above. Hard to believe an amazing herb mayonnaise recipe starts in the raised bed pictured above. This raised bed gardening is located just outside of my greenhouse. It is filled with the left overs from my greenhouse that I didn’t want to throw out when the temperature […]
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Bulbs, Jiffy, and Cajun Finds

Just another blessed day in early spring this Wednesday afternoon in the BGgarden as the birds sing and the garden starts to come alive.  The sun shining gives us temperatures above normal and the new seedlings were needing some tender loving care in the greenhouse. Today  I was in search of Jiffy containers to plant […]
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A Brew My Plants Will Enjoy!

Another snow day in my neck of the woods with the blustery wind blowing so bad that I didn’t dare wonder to far from the warm house.   Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to be one of the few customers at William Sonoma to snatch up a  mulling spice ball that are hard to […]
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Forcing Bulbs Indoors

It has been 12 weeks since we placed the spring bulbs in refrigeration on October 1st for an early spring bloom indoors.  In this post I share a video on how to start those bulbs we are going to force indoors. Forcing Bulbs Indoors If you are having difficulties viewing my video on Forcing Bulbs […]
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Seymore is reminded of summer by enjoying the water from the well in the watering can.

It won’t be long….

I will admit the forecast of  highs only reaching the low 20’s  and lows in the single digits for this weekend has made me a bit scared to think of my greenhouse project. The thought of losing my blooms I have been wintering over is enough to make me lose sleep. It was a wonderful […]
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