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Star of My Garden

Amazing that I still have the 5″ cardboard box the tree peonies root was in when I purchased it 4 years ago at a garden center in the Seattle area. I can’t believe I found it in a folder with Northwest Flower Show information I had saved. The Peonies  Tree Blooming this year after being […]
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Golden Celebration Blooms after being planted bareroot 3 weeks ago!

Successful Rose Planting

You’ve heard the saying a millions times but I seriously can’t help but say ‘ If I can grow them … you can too!’ when I share about roses.  I’m a fairly new rose-fanatic and I want to help you grow success like I have so please be sure to ask questions on my blog […]
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Allium Blooming in my Ohio Garden

Bees, Birds and More Plants to Welcome All

As I plant my veggies starters and seeds for a late spring – early summer harvest I can’t help but think of the beautiful blooms I am adding to the garden.  When I look at the Spring garden it is like a canvas just calling me to splash it with playful and welcoming color.  Today […]
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Friday Harvest and Planting Frenzy

What’s going on in the garden…. Olivia and I are harvesting radishes in the raised bed. Chives in bloom….Excellent on salad! Time to Plant Roses and Potatoes while we watch the spring veggies grow. What are you enjoying in the garden this time of year? Forgive me for such a short post but I have […]
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Strawberry Plant in My Landscape

How to Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets

Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy. How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me […]
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Happy Spring

Tulip Fest In My Home Garden Borders

When tulips begin to bloom it marks the beginning of spring to me – sorry daffodil fans!  We all know the daffodil can take a beating in snow and the last roars of winter but the tulip is a delicate beauty. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tulips for  #TulipTuesday . The Tulip Fosteriana […]
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How to Make a Corsage From Miniature Garden Roses

Prom is not just about drama, dresses and dates – it’s all about memories that can be instagramed and saved in a scrapbook for todays teens.  It is fun to see that the prom goers in my area are returning to the modest event to mark commencement and moving away from all the glitz and high […]
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Tulips Border The Greenhouse / Raised Bed Garden

Happy May Day from My Ohio Garden

Having a hard time believing it is May 1st as you look around at all the plants that have yet to show signs of life? As a drive through town in tear up at the sight of all the conifers that are burnt or completely dead. I’m going to focus on the new growth in […]
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How to Start a Begonia Indoors

Begonias use to intimidate me years ago when I first started adding more containers to my home garden at our new home. To be honest with you I use to mistake the Begonia with the Dahlia – you know – those two plants I could never grow in my garden because they were expensive. It […]
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Spring Promises From The Garden

Spring in Ohio this year is extra special after the harshest winter we have had in 30 years.  As the sun begins to warm the landscape we are starting to see the damage and destruction from this epic weather system that was upon us all winter long.  On April 15 we had an additional  inch […]
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Family and Pet Friendly

ECO-LAWN vs TRADITIONAL TURF What’s the difference?

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 […]
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Spring Landscape Clean Up

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 […]
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Protecting Tulips from Deer

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
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Red Carpet Rose After Winter 2014

Tales of a Cautious Rose Pruner

Patiently waiting in my Northwest Ohio ( gardening zone 5b ) garden for the sunshine and warmer temperatures to wake up my rose shrubs. It is the first week with temperatures above freezing and I’m anxious to see any signs of life coming from my treasured roses. With all the excitement being shared on social […]
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#gardenchat Friend Tom Sent HOT SEEDS!

Easy Seed Starting Project

After the winter of 2014 and the below normal temperatures in spring , I’m excited to get sowing seeds indoors.  Now that the weather forecast is starting to look like there are warmer days ahead it makes me super anxious to think about what to plant in my summer garden.  Seed sowing is super easy […]
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Strawberry Plants

It’s Time To Think Grow Your Own Fruit

Spring is taking it’s time here in the Midwest at warming up and that isn’t holding the nurseries and garden centers back from providing the trees, shrubs and plants that can be plant now. Just like Autumn planting season, this is the time to start planting many fruit shrubs and trees. Here are some of […]
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What the First Day of Spring Looks Like in My Garden

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 […]
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Magnolia Blooms Steal the Show

It’s Spring … Lets Celebrate in the Garden

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 […]
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Zinnia News

Easy Sow Zinnias

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 […]
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How To Plant Crocus Along Walkway

There is a section of my garden near the woods that grows these cute tiny blue blooms in early spring. These blooms grow natural and I have yet been able to plant ID them. I can’t help but wonder if the first gardeners who planted crocus in the lawn was trying to recreate this natural […]
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