It’s Monday … when I turned on my PC and started my Pandora playlist for background music as I worked the first song was Manic Monday. This weekend was our first hard frost in Ohio and I lost a few pretties outside but everything I wanted to save for next year or grow over the […]
Each Autumn a few of my local garden centers carry a few new varieties of chrysanthemums. It is so much fun to look at the spectacular show on display at the center and pick a few new ones to grow in my home garden. This month while looking for a tree to replace one we […]
There are eight more days until the first day of Autumn … someone please inform #mothernature
Earthworm Technologies guest host on #gardenchat on Twitter Monday, July 21, 2014 and the buzz was all about Sustainable Organic Gardening . Our friends at @EarthwormTec picked this topic because they felt everyone could benefit from getting some gardening tips to not just help grow your own herb gardens, flower gardens, vegetables and fruits but to open your […]
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 […]
On Monday #gardenchat ( Twitter Chat Forum) the Founders of PlantsMap.com are guest hosting the 1 hour event. I’m really excited to have Bill and Tracy Blevins on #gardenchat to share about their amazing gardening social platform called PlantsMap. I recently started my own documentation on Plants Map featuring my BGgarden . Bill Blevins helped […]
Last week we had the honor of having Joe Lehnen who shares on Twitter at : @joetree415 as our guest host on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum. Our topic was all about the best advice from Dad about gardening. Joe was kind enough to share a few words with me about the role models in his life […]
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 […]
This winter we made records with over 7 feet of snow and freezing temperatures in my Ohio garden. With the cold winter fresh in my mind it has been nerve racking as I wait for my roses to start showing signs of life. The past six months in the rose garden has totally been […]
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 […]
Have you seen any exciting new shrubs to add to your landscape this season? Now is the time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees in my gardening zone. One of my favorite plants to watch for at my local garden centers is from the Hibiscus family. I’m passionate about the Rose of Sharon shrub and […]
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 […]
What a great way to welcome Spring – Stop by the Pinterest Blog to find out more : Oh How Pinteresting!
Today I hope to play ‘ketchup’ by starting a traditional blogging trend with this share from a rose I brought home from a spectacular garden center in North Carolina this past …..
I don’t know what I enjoy most about gardening – composting or #gardenchat networking! I’m excited to share with you all that on October 7, 2013 #gardenchat will be exploring the world of composting with guest host Gail Loos.
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
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 […]
Do you ever get in a rut and you just can’t think gardening? What inspired you to get in the garden? If you follow my shares about gardening daily you will find it hard to believe that sometimes I get ‘burned’ out and just can’t think about design in my garden. You won’t want to miss #gardenchat ( Twitter chat forum) tonight when the guest host is HGTV gardens. I’m really excited because the topic is ‘Gardening Rut – Where do you turn?’ and I know it will totally inspire anyone who Tweets in!
Are you like me and constantly have dirty fingernails because you just love to dig into the healthy soil with the greatest tool in the garden? This week on #gardenchat Twitter chat forum we welcome Bonnie Plants friend Mary Beth Shaddix as our guest host who will be giving our audience sure ways to get […]
This is Dan in the Dahlia Field with his baby If you follow my shares on Twitter you know I get super excited to share about my dahlia’s I start early in my Ohio greenhouse. You can imagine my excitement when I saw Dan’s Dahlia exhibiting at the Northwest Flower and Garden show this past week […]
The chocolate in this photo share appears to have nothing to do with growing but I’m going to share with you how it is about of growing garden relationships using social media. You see, I started following this talented foodie / lifestyles writer back in March 2012 while attending the Philadelphia Flower show. We both […]
It’s the season for giving!! This Holiday Season #gardenchat Twitter Chat Forum is combining our talents with the inspiring #spicychat community (admin – Rashmi Primlani of @PrimlandKitchen ) to host an extra special virtual cookie party to share with your loved ones. Please join us this coming Thursday, December 6th at 8 PM EDT for […]
And the Winner is …… ( watch the video ) Thank you everyone who participated in the Cheerful Tradition Wreath Giveaway. It has been inspiring reading about your holiday traditions you enjoy to continue each year. Big THANK YOU to my friend P.Allen Smith for arranging this product giveaway. I can’t wait to see where […]
Twitter added a new feature back in September and it has come to my attention that many of my Twitter connections are NOT aware of. The impact of this new option is huge so let me try and explain some simple facts about this new feature. The new feature is similar to the Facebook […]
I’m bringing the garden to #spicychat Twitter chat forum Thursday at 8 p.m. ET when I guest host from my kitchen garden in Ohio. To bring awareness to all the things you can grow on your own I’m sharing tips and products that will get you growing successfully. During this event that takes place on […]
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 […]