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Compost weeds for next year

November 8, 2010 As I pulled up the overgrown weeds from the vegetable garden last week, I watched while thousands of seeds from the spent flowers flew in all directions and landed on top of the soi. more »»

Park gets new signs

November 8, 2010 Trumbull County MetroParks and the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office have installed more than 65 metropark directional road signs on various county and township roads. more »»

‘Walk Warm’ to kick off

November 8, 2010 The Champion Local School District is starting the annual PROJECT WALK WARM from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday today through April 1 at Champion Middle School. more »»

Watch out for stinkers this fall

November 1, 2010 Early last summer, I watched as orange striped nymphs of the common squash bug scurried along the stems of my zucchini plants looking for a hiding place from m. more »»

Positive proof plants don’t read

October 25, 2010 As an avid reader, I almost always turn to books when I want to know something. more »»

Obscure plant wins recognition

October 18, 2010 The leaves have barely dropped on this year’s Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year (for those who already have forgotten, it was Baptisia australis), yet the garden world is already... more »»

Try a new plant for a worthy cause

October 11, 2010 I have a few different varieties of hydrangea in my yard, but a few months ago I bought my first Annabelle. Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ is a favorite of many gardeners. more »»

Fall chores continue throughout month

October 4, 2010 October is the busiest month in the garden second to spring planting. more »»

Someplace Safe holds unity day

October 4, 2010 Someplace Safe Inc. will hold its annual “A DAY OF UNITY’’ observance at 6 p.m. today at Trumbull County Courthouse Square, with a candlelight vigil. more »»

Fall chores include beetle watch

September 27, 2010 Last week fall was officially ushered in, even as summer is having a hard time closing the door on its way out. At exactly 11:09 p.m. Sept. more »»

When is an herb really a vegetable?

September 3, 2010 Remember that old joke from when we were kids? When is a door not a door? When it is ajar. Get it? So when is an herb not an herb? The answer is, when it is a vegetabl. more »»

Saving seeds for gardening success

August 30, 2010 I’m sorry to see the vegetable garden coming to an end. Oh, sure, there are still the late season peas and beans, carrots and new plantings of spinach and garlic to winter over. more »»

History where you least expect it

August 23, 2010 I wouldn’t exactly say I have a lot of experience as a forager. When I was young, my grandmother would send me into the yard to gather mushrooms after a summer rain. more »»

Weeds don’t have to be annoying

August 9, 2010 Not everyone who hears how much I enjoy pulling weeds is surprised. In fact, what is most surprising is the number of people who agree. ‘‘It is therapeutic,’’ someone said to me recentl. more »»

How to avoid a repeat of last season

July 19, 2010 Nearly every person who spoke of their vegetable gardens last summer said the same thing, ‘‘Late blight got my tomatoes. more »»

How to avoid a repeat of last season

July 19, 2010 Nearly every person who spoke of their vegetable gardens last summer said the same thing, ‘‘Late blight got my tomatoes. more »»

Some plants are worth the wait

July 5, 2010 I’ve waited on a lot of plants over the years. It’s difficult for a gardener to insist on instant gratification. Plants take time and there’s no getting around i. more »»

Leaf beetle is one heck of a pest

June 28, 2010 A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Viburnum Leaf Beetle, a devastating insect that just recently ventured into Ohio from neighboring states and Canada. more »»

Tips on resisting pest attacks

June 21, 2010 A few weeks ago I wrote about a new pest arrival to Ohio that attacks our viburnum shrubs. more »»

Using the good and bad brine

June 7, 2010 About a month from now we can expect two things to happen in the garden, one good and one bad. The good thing is the start of cucumber season, or in my case, pickle season. more »»



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