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 […]
It’s the final count down … but what does the first day of Spring really mean? Yesterday I had the honor of hosting a Pinterest Twitter
chat event called #Pinteresting . The topic was ‘Spring Gardening’
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 […]
One of the highlights of spring is watching these sweet scented blue bulbs called Muscari explode in the border of my landscape. Today I’m sharing with you a few of the reasons I’ve added these blooms to my gardens for over 20 years and how easy they are to add to yours. If you are […]
What will you miss most about Spring 2013 … please stop by and leave a comment.
Today …. my dream of being a part of Better Homes and Garden Magazine came true! Some of my favorite recipes are featured on the new BH&G website : Everyday Gardener Blog.
Always use healthy seed starting soil. Today I’m using Pro-Mix Seed Starting Mix.
Be sure to clearly mark your trays so you know what you have…
I’m noticing as I shop the garden centers this spring a trend of new gardeners filling their carts with spring blooms like the dainty little pansies. With the variety of colors available this year it’s hard not to grab a six pack of these once known as old fashion flowers. Pan American Seed
is making the pansy hip to plant with it’s new trailing features.
My trips out to Bench’s
always have a happy ending … trunk full of amazing blooms to add to my garden at home! I hope you stop out and visit your favorite garden center this spring.
Last year the Stark Brothers Nursery
Wilson Apricot tree was just starting to fill in with new growth. The tree was filled with green and over a dozen blooms till a critter got at it. We think it may have been…..
April showers … well you know! The rain storm brought many puddles to our Ohio garden. It was much needed rain in our garden that was very dry for the month of April. I’m sure if I checked the state records for rain fall we are under expectations. With this in mind we are enjoying […]
Wishing everyone a very Happy Bloom Tuesday from my Ohio garden! Miniature variety of Daffodils that were forced indoors when I originally purchased them and now grow in my landscape. Be sure to plant them in the landscape after they are done blooming indoors to insure a bloom the following year. The white primrose finally […]