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Plant pansies for early spring color

April 14, 2014 While driving to an assignment Friday morning, I noticed the buds on the crabapple trees that lined the street were swelling and turning dark red. more »»

Spring cleaning in the garden

April 7, 2014 Warmer weather, much eluded sunshine this winter and longer days all help encourage my need to get into the garden. There is much to be done, and it is time to start the spring chores. more »»

First signs of spring are blooming

March 31, 2014 A few years ago while I was visiting a friend in late winter / early spring, we decided to take a stroll through her garden to see if anything was beginning to show its face in the still unsettled... more »»

Pinwheels to raise awareness

March 31, 2014 PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION: The Child Advocacy Center and Trumbull County Children Services will hold the ninth annual Pinwheels for Prevention at 10 a.m. more »»

Plan to grow healthy food this season

March 24, 2014 I follow the Cleveland Clinic on Facebook and they often post health-related topics that promote wellness. more »»

Be patient, spring is on its way

March 9, 2014 We’ve moved the clocks ahead and at one time that was my signal that spring was here. But because we perform that task nearly a month earlier than those days, it’s almost depressing. more »»

Grow edamame for a healthy snack

March 3, 2014 I’ve never thought about growing soybeans until I was offered edamame as an appetizer while dining out for lunch. I’ve known about edamame for some time. more »»

Designing the perfect flower garden

February 24, 2014 Maybe your great aunt Tillie told you she can’t garden any longer and you should come over and take what you want from her yar. more »»

Growing parsley takes patience

February 3, 2014 If you are planning to grow parsley from seeds this year, you might want to start getting your containers ready for planting. more »»

Cloning plants is easier than you think

January 27, 2014 Has this ever happened to you? You go to a garden center, browse the greenhouses and fill your cart with plants that appeal to you in some way. more »»

Local history night planned

January 27, 2014 NIGHT OF LOCAL HISTORY: The Vienna Historical will host a “A Night of Local History” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Vienna Township Hall. more »»

An easy way to deal with a dreary winter

January 20, 2014 I’m getting pretty tired of these cold temperatures. more »»

Add boxwood to a proper English garden

January 13, 2014 Everyone loves an English garden, but there are many types and they are all very different. more »»

Examining the personalities of garlic

December 30, 2013 I’ve planted garlic for many years, usually whatever I could find at the local garden center and sometimes what was on sale in one of my favorite seed catalogs, but I’ve never planted hardneck garlic. more »»

Apply now for Master Gardener

December 19, 2013 Hello, Tribune Chronicle readers. December is zooming b. more »»

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 »»

Bring nature to life in the garden

August 12, 2013 Some people love to decorate their garden with whimsical statues, colorful whirling pinwheels, nasty-looking gnomes and gargoyles and all sorts of fairy-tale characters, while others prefer the... more »»

Hens and chicks are becoming trendy

June 24, 2013 Anyone who has spent time browsing gardens on social networks lately, particularly Pinterest and Facebook, may have noticed a large number of creative succulent garden photos being posted to the... more »»

Late-blooming lilac changes color

June 3, 2013 I’ve written before about Miss Kim lilac, the late variety that opens its flowers long after the common lilac is finished blooming. But this season my Miss Kim has done something strange. more »»



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