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Midwest Winter Wonderland

In this post, I share the winter wonderland in April. What a surprise to wake up to a beautiful white garden. Midwest Winter Wonderland In April Can you imagine waking up to a snow-covered Spring garden?  This happen to us in the Midwest in early April.  Coincidently, My father told us about how it could

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Naughty little Invaders

Autumn Armyworm Attack My Lawn

Did you know your lawn maybe turning brown because the armyworm has invaded?  In this post you will find a photo of what the critter looks like and a video feature.  Don’t miss resource links below as well. Armyworm Attack My Lawn Video Armyworms are semi-tropical species that are known for destroying and discoloring turfgrass.

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Nature Watching Carp Spawn In My Spring Meadow

This is a short video featuring my front meadow in early May after a late winter thaw and spring showers.  In 2019 the rain just wouldn’t stop in Northwest Ohio and other parts of the Midwest.  Experiencing record floods and late planting season.  This is content from the Carp Spawn in My Spring Meadow. Carp

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Pickling Made Easy with Dad’s Classic Recipe

It’s hard to say if growing or preserving cucumbers is easier. In this post, I share Pickling made easy with Dad’s classic pickle recipe and let you decide. Dad’s Classic Pickle Recipe You’ll want to print this recipe to add to your cookbook.  Be sure to laminate it so you don’t get pickling juice all

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The Gardeners Guide To Cactus Book Review

In this post I share a book review featuring The Gardeners’ Guide to Cactus by Scott Calhoun. The Gardeners Guide to Cactus ‘The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Gloves’ Video Did you know that the cactus family is a group of plants containing around 2,500 different species?  You will find 100 of the best

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Ready For Spring Garden Berries in Granola Recipe

In this post, I share my favorite garden berries in a granola recipe.  You will end up making this daily when your homegrown berries are in season. Home Grown Garden Berries This weekends favorite recipe was my yummy Berry Granola Delight which can be enjoyed at any time of the day.  This time of the

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Handful of Dahlias and Roses After Frost

Roses VS. Dahlias in The Autumn Home Garden

Pink Dahlia in Autumn Roses and Dahlias in the Landscape Puppy Love Bouquet Red Rose and Dahlias Autumn Previous Next Dahlias are a beautiful companion plant for the rose shrub. In this post, we discuss roses vs. dahlias in the autumn home garden. Dahlias VS Roses In The Autumn Home Garden Chances are if you

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Magnolia Blooms on Tree

Magnolia Trees in My Ohio Garden

In this post share featuring the magnolia trees that grow in my home garden.  You will find photos and my personal thoughts on these trees and the magnificent blooms.  Explore how the new and the old varieties welcome Spring in the landscape. The Magnolia Tree There are a few different varieties that do well in

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Hellebore in my Spring Home Garden

Hellebore has been the highlight of my Spring since 2005 after adding this perennial to my shade garden.  In this post, I highlight Hellebore in my Spring Home Garden. Hellebore in my Spring Home Garden Earlier this week someone on Twitter asked me about Hellebores and I mentioned I would make a video.  Here is

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Creative Living & Growing with Bren Haas Website

Welcome to my website… Last Updated 6/06/2023 Creative Gardening Ideas Cut Flower Gardening Creative Topics Dome Greenhouse  Check out the latest post featuring what is happening in the 20 foot geodesic bio dome. Growing Edibles Growing Edibles indoors during the cool season is easy and fun! Seed Starting Indoors Seed reviews for 2023 and how

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Easy Pot Roast Prepared in Slow Cooker Recipe

Childhood memories from in the Midwest include a Sunday afternoon gathered at the table with family to enjoy Grandmas’ Beef Roast.  This recipe share today is favorite comfort food you can make year-round: Brens’ Easy Slow Cook Pot Roast Recipe   Brens’ Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe This recipe is one of my favorites especially

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Grandmas’ Rhubarb Strawberry Pie Recipe

The best memories growing up were Sunday dinners at my Grandma’s house because she would make the most amazing meals and dessert.  In today’s post, I share Grandma’s Rhubarb Strawberry Pie Recipe with a healthy spin for you to print and add to your recipe collection. Rhubarb Strawberry Pie Recipe YUM… I wish I had

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