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Snow Storm Walk In The Veggie Garden

The storm prediction came pretty quick but the snow system stalled over the Midwest this weekend. The snow started late Saturday and is still falling steady 24 hours later. I’ve been clearing the sidewalks to the mud room, front porch and sun room on and off all day. Just before sunset I took a walk […]
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Getting Crafty

Magnolia Wreath : DIY Weekend

The Christmas decor are all put away and it’s time to freshen up the home with some inspirations from spring. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby and for under $15 I’ve put together a new wreath for the fireplace in the Great Room. These are the 4 branches of silk flowers I bought today.  I […]
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Winter Garden

Fog Crystallized the Winter Garden

After a  week in the single digits and a few inches of snow the fog came and crystallized the garden by weeks end. The images in this blog post are from the morning walk I took around the garden as the sun heated up the branches of the trees and the wind that blew made […]
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Creating Garden Art During the Winter Months : Meet Beth Billstrom

If you’ve ever visited the North in during the winter months you know it can bet very drab and sometimes very hard to remember the landscapes filled with warming growth during the summer months. Today Master Gardener and artist shares her love for watercolors on a podcast presentation….
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Last Day in the Greenhouse

The end of 2014 is leaving us with plenty of sunshine… I’m not going to complain because ( read more and see the video from the greenhouse here)
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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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Top Shelf .. Summer Garden

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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Pink Amaryllis Bloom

First Blooms in January : Amaryllis

Amaryllis bulbs that I feature from my home garden are from Longfield Garden’s. They have variety of amaryllis from old favorites like Red Lion and Christmas Gift to new varieties like Nymph or Evergreen. Amaryllis bulbs will bloom 4-8 weeks after planting ….
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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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