14 years ago my first garden was starting to come together … Throw Back Thursday
Just before sunset in early November I spotted something big fly up into the treeline close to my greenhouse in my Ohio backyard. At first I thought it might be one of the eagles that nest close by but as I looked closer the bird was much ‘fatter’ and its head was small. As I got about […]
The aultiment When I think of walkout landscaping this spectacular lake front garden that was part of a landscape tour I went on in Cleveland Ohio in 2012 is the first thing that pops into my mind. How cool is this platform that hoovers over Lake Erie giving you the effect that you are walking […]
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 […]
All summer it seems I’ve been watching the rain develop over to the North and South of my garden leaving us dry and having to water the garden. Recently neighboring community Toledo, Ohio water source was declared toxic and over 400,000 residents were advised NOT to drink or water vegetables with the city water that […]
Nothing beats picking a fresh cucumbers from it’s lush green vine and adding slices to your favorite summer menu or just for snacking. Cucumbers have been at the top of my list for easy veggies to grow because the seed is easy to grow and your will be able to harvest most varieties in under […]
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 […]
There is no denying that one of the highlights of summer is home grown tomatoes. If you have every experienced growing your own and being able to pick your own fruit and bring it into your kitchen to dice up for a meal or snack. Tomatoes are just all about healthy living no matter how […]
This has been one of the coldest and snow covered winters I can remember since I was a small child. Just breathing while outside is horrible. It has truly been a season to remember with records being broke with snow fall and temperatures. In the 70’s we had sweatshirts that read ” I […]
Northwest Ohio received a beautiful covering of white snow on our landscapes for New Year’s Eve. I wanted to share the experience with you all so I took some video while out on a snow walk in the woods around my garden. If you can’t view this video – please visit my youtube channel at […]
Today is #SmallBusinessSaturday and I want to do a quick reminder to my garden friends to be sure to check out your local IGC ( Independent Garden Centers) to see what they have growing on for the Christmas Season. Did you know that The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday started back in 2010 and was used to […]
Beautiful day for a drive in Ohio as the tree have taken on breathtaking color and the air is crisp with scents of dried leaves. Watch out for the fields being covered with cow manure … there are a few scents out there you might not want to take in. OVER ALL – it is […]
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 …..
If you follow my network you know I’m a huge fan of social networking and engaging with awesome people around the world. It’s not too often I get to shout out about engaging events happening in my own backyard. This weekend I want to invite you all attend the Black Swamp Festival that takes place in
A tall continually blooming upright bush makes a great cut flower. The Tag at Bench’s Greenhouse stated it was a Weeks Roses. . This fragrant plum has a sent of an English rose even in the heat of the summer when most roses have faded. Read More….
Want to learn how to grow your own veggies at home? Check out this Google Hang-Out Web Event to learn more. In this video Pam Bennett, with Ohio State University Extension and myself share information about basic gardening. We cover raised beds, soil, composting, easy veggies to grow and more.