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Head Start on Spring Gardening

BLOG_FF One of the really cool things about having your own home greenhouse is being able to get a head start on spring. It maybe 50*F one day and then snow storm the next in March in zone 5b Ohio where I live and grow. My 10′x12′ is a safe haven for annuals that wouldn’t make it outdoors and a great place to get seeds started from the summer veggie garden. Click on over to Tootsie Time to see what others are sharing for Fertilize Friday!

Winters Late Arrival

snow_feature Winter Storm Takes on Ohio the Day After Christmas We have been waiting for this snow ‘storm’ after missing the jet-stream that brought snow to the Midwest the week before Christmas. Winter finally arrived late afternoon in my garden and it was fun to share images and tweets with everyone using social networking.  The shares […]

Containers Need Love Too

Boo Kitty Garden Helper It’s that time of year when the Midwest is participating in the race against time to beat old man winters arrival. One of the many tasks during this time is to prepare the containers for winter storage.  With most of today’s container designs they are easy to move indoors or just leave outdoors.  However, with […]

First Frost of the Season

I’m starting to see winter in my neck of the woods. Black Lace™ Sambucus Nigra I’m seeing some stress on my Proven Winners Sambucus after 2 nights in a row of temperature down in the low 30*F’s. The view this morning after the heavy frost of the 8 foot shrub is a reminder of winter. […]

Bloom Tuesday

As the nights begin to creep down closer to freezing I can’t help but wonder how many more Bloom Tuesdays shares from outdoors we will enjoy for this year.  To some the thoughts of Autumn includes putting the blooms to sleep for the winter and a rest period of sort to prepare for next season […]

It won’t be long….

Seymore is reminded of summer by enjoying the water from the well in the watering can. I will admit the forecast of  highs only reaching the low 20′s  and lows in the single digits for this weekend has made me a bit scared to think of my greenhouse project. The thought of losing my blooms I have been wintering over is enough to make me lose sleep. It was a wonderful […]