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Whats Up With that Carrot?

I grew this carrot in my raised bed garden. What a surprise to pull it out and find it was different than the others. What did I do?  Is this a bad thing? Social Media Gardening Shared @BG_garden to much organic matter in your soil will cause multiple root growth. — matthew robinson (@matthewtheplant) December […]
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Why Do We Garden? #7

Every Tuesday I have something I like to refer to has the #gardenchat Hang-over. This happens after spending 1+ hours sharing with fellow gardeners on social media collecting tips and growing advice being shared by those who garden. When the event is over I just can’t wait to get out in the garden and start […]
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Sunflower in Landscape

Successes and Failures in the Garden 2014

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 […]
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A few of my favorite mums

New Chrysanthemums and a Growing Tip

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 […]
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10 Sustainable Organic Gardening Tips

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 […]
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Bren Sharing Harvest Today #selfie

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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PlantsMap Gardenchat Guest Host

PlantsMap : Growing a Community on #gardenchat June 30

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 […]
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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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My rose garden begins with the dance of the tulips .....

Roses are making a come back!

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 […]
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Add soil to cover the begonia seed.

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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Traditional Rose of Sharon Shrub

Seedless VS Seed Rose of Sharon Shrub

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 […]
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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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