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I Brought the Snow With me to Atlanta

It was an adventure to get here but well worth the travel in winter weather …. I’m in Atlanta this week sharing from the Garden Blogger Conference. I will be sharing from the event on #GBCatl hashtag so be sure to connect using social media.
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Cutting Garden Journal By Sarah Raven

My Midwest gardens have featured flowers that can be cut and enjoyed indoors for the past 20 years. I first fell in love with the idea of adding flowers to my garden that could be cut after my sister in law gave me a cuttings to bring home from her beautiful Ohio garden when I was a new home owner. When I received Cutting Garden Journal by Sarah Raven I became even more excited about expanding my cut flower garden.
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The Deck and The Landscape By The Once Newbie Gardener – Me!

Throwback Thursdays are quickly becoming my favorite day to blog over the winter months when I can’t be out in my garden. I love looking back at my garden from years past to find that I really wasn’t that ‘bad’ of a gardener. Today I’m going to share the deck my husband build to perfection and the landscape I kind of threw together.
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I Caught the Winter Sunset in Michigan

It’s been a while since I chased a sunset. Living in the woods during the winter season doesn’t make for many colorful sunsets to enjoy.  Tonight I caught a beautiful scene just outside of Lansing Michigan on the way to the Great Lakes Trade Expo. Leaving Ohio through a mild wintery mix of snow and […]
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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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Project Orange Thumb : Applications Now Being Accepted

This is the year to get involved and start growing a community gardens in your area.  With Project Orange Thumb your dream of growing fresh food while beautifying your community can become a reality. Fiskars is tripling the number of grant recipients to award 30 applicants $3,500 in cash and tools.  The deadline to submit […]
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Why You Should Attend a Seed Swap

Why attend a local seed swap? Meet some amazing people who enjoy growing and collect seeds that you won’t find any where else. I’m excited to share with you these awesome seed swap events on this post today. Come collect some seeds!
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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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Garden Ugly Project : Begonia

Clicking through photos from gardening 2014 I came across this image of the begonia that spent the winter in my master bathroom. The plant survived …however it got really ugly! Loading Ask me about the garde ugly project… This is going to be fun! #gardening #gardenchat View on Instagram Of Course … you know me […]
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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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Top Flower Picks Of 2014

These are my top flower picks from 2014 gardening in hardiness zone 5b Ohio. Under each images I feature I will share what I loved most about the bloom. Nasturtium Growing the nasturtium from seed in early spring is rewarding not only because it is an inexpensive seed but because it is easy to grow. […]
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Connecting People With Plants

They are the co: creators of the community for anyone interested in plants, gardens and green spaces. Meet Bill and Tracy Blevins of PlantsMap.com  Both are extremely active on social media sharing their passion for gardening.  I love following Tracy on Twitter because she is always sharing something new from the garden world.  Bill Blevins […]
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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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TwitPic Is Shutting Down #ThrowBackThursday

Today was going to be a Throwback Thursday featuring my first garden and the lessons I learned growing under a walnut tree way back when.  When I went to find the image I remembered sharing on TwitPics years ago the sight read :    PANIC!!!! I didn’t save most of my images from when I first […]
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