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DIY Outdoor Solar Fish Pond

While I was visiting my brother a few weeks ago he showed me his Outdoor Fish Pond. I fell in love with it. He had two little goldfish living in his pond. The grand kids would enjoy caring for the fish so I wanted one

2015 Earth Fest at the Garden Station April 18

April is a special month to me because my daughter was born on the 11th and it’s also the month for Earth Day. I personally think everyday should be Earth Day but it’s nice to bring it front and center once a year to remind

Backyard Gardening ~ Cooking Pumpkins

This is the first year I have grown cooking pumpkins. Last year on my neighborhood walks I enjoyed watching the progression of a pumpkin plant a neighbor had planted in his front yard, right around some hostas. He let it trail along the bed and

Backyard Gardening ~ My Garden is Planted

My garden is all planted and now it’s time to wait for the fruits and vegetables of my labor. I live in the suburbs and have a limited amount of sunny spots in my yard to grow vegetables. I have learned to make do. I

Garden Station & Sunday Farmer’s Market

We have a really unique farmer’s market where I live. It’s only open a short time on Sunday. It’s not only a market, but it’s a unique community green space, in the middle of the city I grew up in. They have gardening, a fountain,

Backyard Gardening 6/5 ~ Herbs

The weather has been very nice this spring. Not to hot and plenty of rain. I have been outside working in the garden or just sitting outside enjoying it. I have actually been blogging less these past couple of months. There have been many personal

Backyard Gardening 5/14/13

  Welcome to Backyard Gardening. Let me first start by say I’m not an expert at gardening. I’m someone who has been gardening in some way all my life from as early as I can remember. My dad taught me to outdoor garden. He always

Peeling Fresh Tomatoes

The tomatoes in my garden are ripening fast. Soon there will be so many that I will have to start canning and/or freezing them. I don’t want to waste even one tomato. You can’t get that fresh from the garden taste anywhere else. For canning and freezing my

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Growing my Easter Center Piece

  We usually have the family over to our house on the holidays. I like to look to the outdoors for things to decorate the table. Pine cones, flowers, twigs, things like that. This year I came across a post on growing Easter grass from regular grass seed. So I

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Planting Vegetables in Patio Pots

Yesterday I spent most of the day puttering around in the yard. Enjoying the sounds and smells of spring. The day started with a nice chill, it stayed over cast much of the day. Perfect for being in the garden. My brother Jim sent me

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When Will We Have Our Last Freeze/Frost?

We are having another summer like day here in Ohio. I have certainly been enjoying every bit of it. Being able to take the grand kids outside to play has been wonderful. Tyler who’s 10 months has been absorbing all the new sights and sounds of

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Where Did the Toad Go?

I live in the suburbs and have a small backyard with a nice size vegetable garden. A few years ago when I was doing some weeding around the cucumbers, I came across two little eyes peeking at me from under a cucumber leaf. If I hadn’t seen his eyes

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Feels like Spring in January!

  The last few day here in Ohio we have been blessed with temperatures in the mid 50’s. Feels wonderful! Makes me want to work outside in the garden. It surely won’t last long, but I’m enjoying it while it does last. After Christmas I

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The Dirty Dozen

I have always wondered if buying organic is really that much more beneficial for you. I have been buying less processed foods. Buying more locally grown fruits and vegetables. Last summer I bought corn, green beans, and green peppers to freeze for the winter. The

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