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Finding a rosemary to last the winter

December 16, 2013 It’s no secret that I haven’t had much luck overwintering rosemary, one of the most pungent and often misunderstood herbs in the culinary garden. more »»

Bureau names Echinacea for 2014

December 9, 2013 The National Garden Bureau has named Echinacea as its favorite plant for 2014. Start planning your gardens accordingly. I love Echinacea, commonly known as coneflower. more »»

Keeping the birds happy in winter

December 2, 2013 More people love to feed the birds in winter than care to admit. more »»

Upton House set for holidays

December 2, 2013 UPTON HOUSE HOLIDAY DISPLAY: The historic Harriet Taylor Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. more »»

Trendy houseplants aren’t always easy

November 25, 2013 A few weeks ago a friend asked me for advice on a new houseplant she had received as a gift. “It’s called a Coral Cactus,” she said, “and it’s absolutely beautifu. more »»

Lordstown tree lighting planned

November 25, 2013 LORDSTOWN HOLDS TREE LIGHTING: Lordstown village will hold a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the township park by the fire station off Salt Springs Road. more »»

Making sense of begonia varieties

November 18, 2013 I’ve probably had hundreds of different house plants over the years, but the one I miss the most is the dragon wing begonia. more »»

Ornamental grass is perennial of the year

November 11, 2013 What do you like best about your ornamental grasses? A few years ago the husband became infatuated with ornamental grasses. I must admit that I like them too, but probably for different reasons. more »»

Preparing the spring garden

November 4, 2013 Although the optimum time for planting spring bulbs in our area is September or October, if you missed this window and still have bulbs, plant them now or as soon as possible. more »»

Filling in the garden with flowers

October 28, 2013 Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about garden design, particularly choosing the site for the garden based on light availability and drainage and putting in the hardscaping, which includes... more »»

Filling in the garden with flowers

October 28, 2013 Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about garden design, particularly choosing the site for the garden based on light availability and drainage and putting in the hardscaping, which includes... more »»

Begin a new design with hardscaping

October 21, 2013 Around the house and on the computer the term hardware refers to the equipment and attachments that pull everything together. In the world of gardening, it’s referred to as “hardscap. more »»

Gardens that are made in the shade

October 14, 2013 When my mother wanted to fill in a shady spot near the house, she invariably went into the nearby woods and dug up several clumps of ferns. more »»

The vine that ate the south is here

October 7, 2013 I was planning to continue my series on garden design this week with shade gardening, but something important came up, and I didn’t want to wait. more »»

Designing a garden takes planning

September 30, 2013 I often get asked if I do garden designs. I am not a professional designer and have not been trained in garden design. more »»

Where have all the Monarchs gone?

September 23, 2013 A few weeks ago someone asked the question, where have all the Monarch butterflies gone? I didn’t know. more »»

A pine that’s not really a pine

September 16, 2013 When the night temperatures began to fall, we knew it was time to starting bringing all the indoor plants back inside. more »»

Weeds are not what they seem

September 9, 2013 With a name like Ambrosia, you would think this plant would be sweet smelling, lovely to look at and a delight to have in the garden, but common ragweed is instead an irritating allergen and... more »»

There is reason for the expression “cool as a cucumber.” It’s because cucumbers really are cool on the inside, as much as 20 degrees cooler than the outside air, as a matter of fact. This is the time for cucumbers. Co-workers are bringing them into the o

September 2, 2013 There is reason for the expression “cool as a cucumber.” It’s because cucumbers really are cool on the inside, as much as 20 degrees cooler than the outside air, as a matter of fact. more »»

Losing a plant means losing a friend

August 19, 2013 With work to be done on the foundation of my house, I’m afraid I will be losing one of my favorite plants, chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘pendula.’ You can call her Nootka. more »»

 
 

 

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