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Stubborn plants interesting

May 21, 2012 When many people hear the word Iris, they immediately think of large showy bearded iris flowers. more »»

Fairies not the only miniatures

May 14, 2012 What is it about miniatures that everyone finds so fascinating? Just like gardening has seen a resurgence in interest in the past 20 years, so has the world of miniature. more »»

Add new plants to garden

May 7, 2012 It took me several years to take up perennial gardening. Many people tried to get me hooked. more »»

Not all herbs are for eating

April 30, 2012 Common garden herbs, such as basil, oregano, marjoram, chives, parsley and sage can quickly fill not only an herb garden, but your pantry, too, if you save what grows over the summe. more »»

Making compost is first rule

April 23, 2012 If you are a gardener, April is probably your busiest month. more »»

Sharing fish with blue herons

April 16, 2012 We’ve had a small fish and garden pond in our backyard for about 13 years, and every season it looks more natural in the landscape. more »»

Early spring, but no rushing

April 9, 2012 In my garden, Hellebores (Lenten Rose) and pulmonaria (lungwort) have peaked. more »»

The winter that never was

April 2, 2012 There was a lot to take in as far as the gardening world over the past few month. more »»

It’s time to pull the weeds

March 26, 2012 I’ve never seen such early mowing, but the grass is getting tall and difficult to ignor. more »»

Is it spring yet? Don’t ask me

March 19, 2012 Everyone is anxious to get a head start on the garden, especially since we are having record high temperatures and sunshine that feeds our gardening addictio. more »»

Sweet potatoes are possible

March 12, 2012 Every year I say I am going to grow sweet potatoes, and every year I procrastinate. Maybe itás because Iám not really a fan. I know they are supposed to be good for u. more »»

Herbs are similar, different

March 5, 2012 Because the National Garden Bureau has declared 2012 as the Year of Herbs, I have decided to address an issue that has been in the back of my mind for quite some time, the difference between oregano... more »»

Even plants are multi-taskers

February 27, 2012 As much as I love my flower gardens, I can’t help but wish they were more functional. I like things to have more than one purpose. more »»

Time will reveal winter Time will reveal winter damage

February 20, 2012 After last week’s column concerning the effect of a mild winter on spring blooming plants, I began thinking about what other changes we can expect this year in our gardens. more »»

Weird weather brings early plants

February 13, 2012 ‘‘My hellebores are blooming,’’ a friend told me last week. I think mine are too, although I haven’t taken the walk out to the backyard garden yet to find ou. more »»

New type of plant is ‘super’

February 6, 2012 When you absolutely can’t think of anything else to say, the only word left is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, at least according to Mary Poppin. more »»

Changes aren’t made overnight

January 30, 2012 Gardeners in northeast Ohio were shaken up a bit last week by the news that our area jumped an entire zone according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more »»

New map shows what to plant

January 26, 2012 Whether or not you believe global warming is caused by human activities or if you think it’s a natural effect of climate change, there is no doubt things are changing. more »»

New varieties make gardening fun

January 23, 2012 I’ll never forget the first time I visited a Japanese hibachi restaurant, the kind where everyone is seated around a large griddle and, other than the people you came in with, you never know who the... more »»

Take it or leave it, spathe is high maintenance

January 16, 2012 I’ve heard a lot of people say they can’t keep a houseplant alive. “I kill everything,” is a common diatribe among would-be growers of indoor plants. more »»



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