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Chicken and Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrots, Chicken and Herb Soup on Sunday

It’s been an extremely cold winter for the Midwest  and I was doing so well not falling under the weather.  Today I’m suffering from a horrible head cold and I’m trying super hard not to let it get the best of me by loading up on veggies and extra fruit with vitamin C.   One of […]
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Greenhouse on the Coldest Day in Century

This has been one of the coldest and snow covered winters I can remember since I was a small child.   Just breathing  while outside is horrible.   It has truly been a season to remember with records being broke with snow fall and temperatures. In the 70’s we had sweatshirts that read ” I […]
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Head Start on Spring Gardening

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!
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Winters Late Arrival

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 […]
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Containers Need Love Too

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 […]
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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. […]
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Bloom Tuesday

As the nights begin to creep closer to the freeze mark 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 […]
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Bloom Day – From Cleveland H&G Show

I woke on this Bloom Day in February to find that my heater had turned off during the night in the greenhouse.  The temperature outside was a crisp 2*F and the greenhouse was at  25*F  when I awoke at 7 am.  Not to panic because from the looks of the house so far nothing major […]
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Grocery Gardening

Grocery Gardening Brings Summer to My Midwest Winter Kitchen

Like most of the Midwest, this true Northerner spent most of yesterday preparing for what is being called the ‘BIGGEST STORM OF THE SEASON’.  This Garden Girly says ‘ BRING IT ON’ after spending the day before shopping for supplies and returning home to find Mr. UPS man had left me a wonderful surprise! My […]
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Seymore is reminded of summer by enjoying the water from the well in the watering can.

It won’t be long….

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 […]
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