A Garden Trip to Savannah Georgia

This is a paid endorsement. I have been compensated and provided with products free of charge in return for my honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own! If you've followed Growing the Home Garden for a while know then you might remember that I've worked with Troy-Bilt as a member of the Saturday6. Through Troy-Bilt I've had the opportunity to get together and work with other garden bloggers and test out their products. Troy-Bilt also brought a group of die-hard gardeners to Miami where we worked on building an urban community garden. In Miami we built raised beds and planted tons of plants to help encourage growing local plants and healthy living. A week ago I returned from another fantastic Troy-Bilt trip as one of their 2017 Brand Ambassadors! This time Troy-Bilt looked back to previous Saturday6 groups and invited them to Savannah, Georgia where we worked on improving…

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A Trip to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, TN

Recently our family made a visit to the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, TN. If you have never taken the opportunity to visit you should. The gardens are filled with a wonderful display of annuals, perennials, and themed gardens. Currently they have various playhouses on display with multiple themes like trains and foreign countries. We happened to be visiting with other homeschool families and our children were able to take part in lectures on butterflies and wildflowers and even learned about book binding. It was a hot August day but the kids all enjoyed walking through the gardens and taking part in the events Cheekwood was offering. I hope you enjoy looking at the slideshow of pictures from Cheekwood Botanical Garden! My daughter says Hi! To plan out your visit to Cheekwood visit their website for info. Save Save Save

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Photos from Vizcaya Gardens in Miami

The last week has been extremely busy and there are a mountain of fun things to talk about that sprang from it as well as quite a few neat things that will be coming down the road for the garden.  Of course right now we have results of the last of this winter's oppressive ice storms, Titan, hanging around to hold back our gardening endeavors but soon, very soon, we'll be able to get digging again.  Last week I was so fortunate to be able to fly down to Miami to enjoy the warm weather with several other garden bloggers and our friends at Troy-Bilt.  I'll mention more of that trip a little later but I did want to show you some photos today of the wonderful garden we visited called Vizcaya. Vizcaya was the winter home of James Deering a millionaire who made his living off of agricultural equipment.…

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Autumn Scenes from Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Yesterday I traveled up to the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens to listen to Tina from In the Garden. She was doing a talk on Winter Gardening and all that it entails so we thought it would be a great opportunity for us to visit with her and check out the gardens while we were there. We also visited with Gail from Clay and Limestone at the meeting too. It's always fun to visit with other garden bloggers! Cheekwood Botanical Garden has to be counted as one of Middle Tennessee's finest treasures. Their programs are always dynamic and interesting like the Chuhuly exhibit last year or the treehouses this year. Unfortunately the light was beginning to fade when we arrived at 5:30 PM and my pictures will be somewhat less than what they could have been with the right lighting but I think you'll be able to see some of awesome job…

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