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Don’t hate us because we’re gardeners

January 25, 2010 If you happen to sit near a group of gardeners in a coffee shop, close enough that you can hear part of the conversation, you may think you are at a meeting of the Italic Language Society. more »»

New plants recommended for 2010

January 18, 2010 All-America Selections, an organization that recommends new varieties of plants for growers and consumers through extensive testing, has announced a new round of award winners for the upcoming season. more »»

Agency to hold grief workshop

January 18, 2010 Catholic Charities Regional Agency will present three grief recovery workshops at 1 p.m. Jan. 25, and Feb. 1 and 8 at their Warren office, 175 Laird Ave. N.E. more »»

Gathering recipes is more fun ...

January 11, 2010 ... than gardening. NOT! But it’s still pretty fun. Some of my best recipes came from garden company seed catalogs. more »»

Growing tropical fruit at home

January 4, 2010 I have never tasted a paw paw fruit, but I hope to remedy that as soon as possible. The thought of growing a tropical fruit in my own backyard is intriguing. more »»

It’s nearly time to start seeds

December 28, 2009 A garden blog I follow by a farmer in southwest Ohio posted just last week that she has already started seeds of yellow and red onion. more »»

A?few tips for ‘green’ing up the garden this spring

December 21, 2009 Everything trendy these days is green. If we want to clean up our communities, we can “go green” by cleaning up litter and collecting household items for recycling. more »»

Perennial is diversity’s delight

December 14, 2009 You may have heard rumors, or you may just be waiting patiently for the news, but I have confirmed from the horse’s mouth that the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year is Baptisia australi. more »»

Perennial is diversity’s delight

December 14, 2009 You may have heard rumors, or you may just be waiting patiently for the news, but I have confirmed from the horse’s mouth that the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year is Baptisia australi. more »»

Keeping little gardeners busy in winter

December 7, 2009 There still might be a few thick and bitter kale leaves in the vegetable garden and the pansies might be trying to hang on even after their second bloom last fall, but what do little hands do when... more »»

Going green when world is gray

November 30, 2009 When I look out my window, I have to laugh because one of the first things I see is a near perfectly round shrub with the name “Mr. Bowling Ball. more »»

Cattails pretty and useful, too

November 23, 2009 During my drive to and from different communites within the county, I have the pleasure of seeing what grows along the roadsides and in the ditches. more »»

Gifts for your favorite gardener

November 16, 2009 If you think it’s too early to start holiday shopping, take a look around. Stores have been putting out their holiday displays even before Hallowee. more »»

Potpourri naturally scents your home

November 6, 2009 I don’t care what anyone says, potpourri has not gone out of fashion. more »»

Growing the perfect pumpkin pie

November 2, 2009 I wasn’t on a mission to make the best pumpkin pie ever. I was on a mission to grow pumpkins. The pie came later, when I realized I would have to do something with all that fruit. more »»

Finding ways to live with beetles

October 26, 2009 ‘‘There are spiders on the ceiling,’’ I said to my husband a few days ago. ‘‘Kill them.’’ It might sound harsh, and I really don’t mind spiders, except when they bite me. more »»

Neglected violets don’t thrive

October 19, 2009 We’ve heard it a million times. That houseplant we have so much trouble growing most likely died because we gave it too much attention. more »»

Get going on growing own fruits

October 12, 2009 I don’t know what kind of apples they were, but the tree that grew in my backyard when I was young had the best tasting apples in the world. more »»

Staying enthused about veggies

October 2, 2009 Fall is officially here, although as of this writing, we still haven’t had our first frost. more »»

Suffering through tomato season

September 28, 2009 It is almost with relief that tomato season has finally ended in northeast Ohio. It was roug. more »»

 
 

 

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