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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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It’s OK to #Selfie Share in Moderation

Being a photographer gives me an excuse to be the one hiding behind the lens of a camera.  I wouldn’t consider myself shy  but I’m constantly trying to build confidence to toot my own horn in person or online. The trendy of sharing #selfies has actually helped me be more confident at sharing a candid […]
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Best Blog Post Ever

It is the 10th year of gardening in my Ohio country garden here in Bowling Green and like most gardeners I’ve been super busy laying out new beds, mulching, tending to my greenhouse and weeding. The biggest difference between me and most gardeners today is  I would say 30% of my day is spent using […]
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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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#barnstalking

They are structures that blended into the country fields around me until I found a hashtag on Instagram a little over a year ago.  I was captivated by some of the amazing images Instagram users like briandowd and cmykchicago were sharing.   These two instagram guru’s share some of the best instant images daily and I […]
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Hoen’s Garden Center : Cyber Meets Mini Connection Not So Mini

This past week I spent the morning doing two of my passions : Socializing online and vising a local garden center. It was super fun sharing my adventure with the audience following on Twitter and instagram. The communication with the social world and real world is unbelievable if you just know the language. I did […]
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Instagram Weekend Project : #WHPbluronpurpose

This Weekend I’m joining in on instagram: Hashtag Project: #WHPbluronpurpose.  What a great way to practice your photography skills and join in the conversation with millions of other people who use instagram. I’m looking forward to sharing some blurpurpose theme images from my garden. Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen […]
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My First Blog Hosted on Blogger

Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr

After #Blogchat Twitter forum event on Sunday I was moved to do a shout out to the free blogging services at WordPress, Blogger and Tumblr.  The topic for this Sunday Night was disusing if your blog content  is TOO Promotional.  This topic got me thinking about how many people who had wonderful things they could […]
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Tomato,Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Salad

Do you shop at the grocery store for food items that will go with what you are growing this time of year? I call it the ‘Garden First Shopping List’.   The other day while picking up some much needed meal planning staples like bread, milk and eggs I grabbed a chuck of mozzarella cheese […]
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The Power of the Rose

Look deep into the image and you can almost smell the soft scent of spring. As I look into the rose bouquet it is hard to believe this is winter.It won’t be long and we will be trying to find time to enjoy  blooms like these in the summer  garden.  These beautiful roses sit in […]
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