Rollin’ Makes It Easy

Herbs on a Roll We couldn’t have been more lucky with the weather we are experiencing.  The beautiful blue skies and t-shirt perfect weather is making it easy to spend every minute of daily light out getting the treasures that will be spending the winter in the greenhouse in their place.  It is the first year in the 2 […]

Communities Grow #fallfest11

Greensgrow Farm in Philly Take a break from raking the leaves in your own backyard and adventure out into your community to see what seasonal activities are going on. On October 1st 2011  New Media @TheGardenChat shared the sights and sounds of a community growing together and celebrating the best of Autumn.  During my visit to Philadelphia I had […]

Taking @thegardenchat to #fallfest11

Charming Employee Garden at Subaru Office Tomorrow at the event attendees will be able to help fill the Subaru Outback and Forester on site with a clean gently used or new coat.  Last year they filled a Subaru Outback and they are hoping to beat last years’ donations. All donated coats will go to a shelter in need in the local […]

Weeping Autumn

Mums Bloom The blooms are opening on the Mums and the leaves begin the fall from the trees as the sky weeps. With all the rain we’ve received this week I can’t help but wonder if those are tears of happiness of sadness.

Creamy Pesto From The Garden

Pesto Real Time Via Mobile Phone #instagram Mobile Phone Photo Art Via #instagram :  Follow me at BGgarden on your Iphone / Ipad Easy and fresh are a given when you grow your own herbs.  One of the easiest herbs to grow in the summer garden is basil.  I want to share with you a quick and extremely easy recipe that you […]

#rosechat on Healthy Roses Year-Round

My Rose Collection Today Back in early Spring I  tweeted a S.O.S. out to my gardening friends on #gardenchat.  It was  no surprise that I was connect to at least a dozen garden enthusiast all eager to help with advice or at least rally the troops for more information.  Once the questions were answered and my fear of roses […]

Two For Tuesday

Dogwood seeds I would rather be called a ‘Tweeter’ then a ‘blogger’ and in this short share I’ll tell you why.  When I wasn’t out in the garden today preparing for the cold days ahead I was at my desk putting the finishing touches on a podcast and networking the community growing on #gardenchat.    When I finally […]

Crimes Against Horticulture With Billy Goodnick

Photo by Courtney Tompkins Not often do I find myself giggling about unseemly acts as I did during what you are about to hear today.   I’m excited to add to my podcast collection, a piece created with my friend Billy who is not only a talented garden writer for Fine Gardening, but also happens to be a witty social […]

Monday Roll With It

boomonday1 Sometimes the best way to kick start a Monday is just get down in the stones and roll with it! I couldn’t help but get down and give that little kitty some love while taking this photo one sunny Monday morning this summer.   As I was down on the ground eye to eye with Boo […]

It’s Not Too Late

Greenhouse In September It appears cold weather is moving in early this year bringing unseasonal temperatures at night and possibility of frost is in the forecast.  If you are like me and wait till the last minute working best under pressure you know that it isn’t too late to get a greenhouse up NOW so you can continue […]

Loaded With ‘Yummy’ – Nuts are Optional

Pumpkin in Raised Beds Why is it that the temperature drops and my mouth begins watering for some yummy autumn harvest treats from the garden?  Today is a tad below normal in temperature and I’m looking at my pumpkin plants longing for them to be ready to harvested.  That just isn’t going to happen in my raised bed for […]

Growing Style on my Apple

 Quick Video Sharing How EASY It Is To Have Costa Farms At Your Finger Tips! A little over a month ago I took the ‘plunge’ and I purchased a smart phone.   I not only went ‘smart’ …. I went really smart and bought an Iphone.    Now keep in mind I was already an ipad […]

Little Secrets On My Summer Windowsill

tomatoes and little trees Nothing Fancy In a Used Plastic Cup The month of August brought plenty of dry wind and little precipitation while I traveled away from home for garden events.  With all the containers in my yard it is impossible to expect them all to be cared for as well as they should be while I’m away.  […]