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Planting perennials isn’t just for spring

July 14, 2014 Most plants can go into the ground any time, provided they have plenty of water and aren’t put in the ground during the hottest time of the day. more »»

n search of native orchids

June 30, 2014 While garden centers and box stores are content selling pots of ornamental orchids to bring home and enjoy, many people don’t realize that by simply taking a walk it is possible to encounter one of... more »»

Herbs for the vegetable garden

June 23, 2014 When I realized I wasn’t going to plant a huge vegetable garden this year, I began to think about what I could cut from the list. more »»

Planting a miniature garden

June 16, 2014 Whether it is babies, puppies or dollhouses, people love miniatures. A few years ago I discovered a spider’s nest outside my window. more »»

Safety Forces Day in Kinsman

June 16, 2014 KINSMAN HOLDS SAFETY DAY: Kinsman Township will hold a Safety Forces Day starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the township park. more »»

Another foreign insect on the loose

June 9, 2014 It’s difficult enough to control insects that attack our native plants, but it becomes even harder when foreign insects stow away to North America from other countries. more »»

Learning more about so-called weeds

June 2, 2014 While trying to come up with a topic for this week’s column, I realized that all I had to do was look into my own yard. more »»

Rambling roses feel the effects of the long winter months

May 26, 2014 As I look out of my kitchen window to the arbor that supports what I call “my mother’s rose,” I can see that it didn’t escape the extreme winter cold. more »»

Avoid poisons while cleaning

May 12, 2014 It’s spring cleaning time in the garden and May is probably the busiest month when it comes to clearing out overgrown shrubs, tearing down vines and moving plants. more »»

Ivy can show the effects of winter

May 5, 2014 In the past week, I’ve had two people call and ask about hardy English ivy. In both cases, the ivy hasn’t looked well, with brown leaves and seemingly dead vines. more »»

Fall pruning isn’t for every plant

April 28, 2014 When summer is over and cold weather is on its way, we often take to the garden with our pruning sheers and loppers and get to cleaning up before the snow fall. more »»

For simple beauty, plan a potager

April 21, 2014 If you have a computer with Internet access, I dare you to Google the word ‘‘potager. more »»

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 »»

Waking up houseplants for spring

March 17, 2014 It’s time to give those houseplants more than just a drink of water. The days are getting longer and that generally signals our houseplants that it’s time to perk up. 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 »»



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