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What we don’t know can hurt us

May 31, 2010 aNo one told me when I was falling in love with my viburnum that danger could be lurking at any moment. I bought the plant several years ago and put it just outside my bedroom windo. more »»

Understanding complicated labels

May 24, 2010 I have to admit to being speechless when someone recently asked about using urine as fertilizer. more »»

Bringing southern gardening to Ohio

May 17, 2010 We’ve already been through several phases of our spring gardens in Ohio, but I recently spent nearly three weeks south of the border — the Ohio border, that is — and spring was much further along... more »»

Soil texture important to plants

May 10, 2010 Anyone who gardens in Ohio knows that soil textures can be different from one backyard to another. more »»

Composting is a way to go green

April 26, 2010 April 22 was Earth Day. If you’ve been reading the paper or watching the news, you’ve seen photos and read accounts of nearly every community taking part in the celebration of our planet. more »»

There’s still time for tulips and lilies

April 19, 2010 Earlier this month, we celebrated Easter and along with it, we celebrated spring. In many cases, those celebrations included gifts of potted tulips, daffodils and lilies. more »»

Avoid diseases in new seedlings

April 12, 2010 For those who like to start their own seeds, either for vegetable or flower gardens, there are two little words that can bring about feelings of dread and despair: ‘‘damping of. more »»

The greening of the garden

April 5, 2010 This lovely spring morning, I looked out my window at the front garden and groaned. Over the winter, a horrible thing happened because we neglected to mulch last summe. more »»

Spring cleanup:?Start somewhere

March 29, 2010 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 »»

Design should start with landscape

March 22, 2010 Spring weather always brings about the urge to get to the garden center. more »»

Growing takes some encouragement

March 15, 2010 Just like children, the main desire for plants is simply to grow. And if conditions are right, they will grow, whether we want them to or no. more »»

Get a visit from ‘The Fairy’

March 8, 2010 As I write this on a Friday, weekend temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-40s, the greenhouse garden is planted, and it’s too early to start hot-weather seeds. more »»

Get a visit from ‘The Fairy’

March 8, 2010 As I write this on a Friday, weekend temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-40s, the greenhouse garden is planted, and it’s too early to start hot-weather seeds. more »»

Feeding ourselves in dead of winter

March 1, 2010 I remember reading an article in the Washington Post not long ago that said vegetable seed sales have increased by as much as 75 percent in the past few year. more »»

There’s more in soil than NPK

February 22, 2010 Go to the garden center and pick up a bag of fertilizer. The biggest description on the label is likely to include the percentages of NPK, three vital nutrients that plants need to sustain life. more »»

Choosing plants for summer garden

February 15, 2010 The hardest part about gardening is deciding what to plant. more »»

Designing the perfect flower garden

February 8, 2010 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 »»

No such thing as ‘no maintenance’

February 1, 2010 A friend of mine once confided she had a special place in her heart for trees. more »»

Spaghetti dinner to benefit kids

February 1, 2010 The Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO Union Counselors and the Cindy Michael family will host a BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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