We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.







Friday, April 17, 2015

P. Allen Smith

I just came back from the Cincy Flower Show and heard P.Allen Smith speak. His presentation exceded my expectation. He is entertaining and informative . Plus the weather was perfect for a day on the river for this event and the luncheon was delicious. We received a goody bag and the  event did a wonderful job with the tent d├ęcor. It was a lovely garden party.


 
 


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Seedlings and More

I started my basil, sweet pea, and butternut squash seeds indoors several weeks ago. They are doing well and I will probably start to get them acclimated to the outdoors soon. Cleanup has begun in my raised beds and cabbages and lettuce planted earlier are doing well. Even the rhubarb is starting to pop up.

With have had a massive amount of rain over the past couple of weeks which has made weeding easy but muddy. Wish we could give California some of our rain. They need it badly.

The grass of course is as green as can be.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spring Is Coming

Well it feels as if Spring is coming. Cincinnati always had an annual flower show in April.. Of course that was on my Spring to do list to attend. It was lovely. This event went on for years and then the recession hit and it was put on hold for years. Well it  is back  as the usual 5 day event. Love these flower shows and over ten years ago we went to London for the  Chelsea Flower Show. Well the Cincinnati Flower Show is back and as big as ever. I have tickets for  the show plus to hear P. Allen Smith speak. I can hardly wait. They have such great ideas: flower boxes, landscape , and what a great chance to get new ideas. I will never forget seeing my first kousa dogwood in bloom. I fell in love with it.    

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Garden 2015

I have been pondering what to plant this year. Well I am going to plant something that I have not planted in years. Corn. Sweet corn will be dedicated to one 4x 8 raised bed. I have only 4 raised beds and multiple large planters, and I have to plant wisely.

Tomatoes are always a given. There is nothing like a home grown tomato or corn. Basil is always planted because I like to make pesto and freeze it for use later. It would cost a fortune to buy all the basil that I need for pesto. So cost  is a factor too. Eggplant grows well and if roasted it freezes well.
Add in beans and lettuce and that may be it.
So it will be tomatoes, corn, basil, eggplant, lettuce, beans and I am sure I will add something else into the mix.

I always plant zinnias. I would love to plant squash, but I need advice on how to prevent wilt.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Santas and Merry Christmas

Thought you would enjoy a look at some of our Santas and other photos on this lovely Christmas day. Merry Christmas to all of you.





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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fellow Blogger- Hartwood Roses

A fellow blogger is posting from " The World According to Mr. Rogers" book. She is on day 2 of this series and what a clever idea. She stated she found the book for a quarter.
Her blog is at Hartwood Roses. Feel free to visit it.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Updated Harvest

We had a cold snap last night and so I went out to pick lettuce and chard. They did fine. But I am glad I brought in my Meyer Lemon.