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How to neglect a Christmas cactus

January 17, 2011 I have a Christmas cactus on my windowsill that I am evidently trying to kil. more »»

Vienna Home Day planned

January 17, 2011 Vienna Township residents interested in helping to plan and schedule events for a VIENNA HOME DAY to be held this summer in the community can attend planning meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.. more »»

Weigh space and time to decide

January 10, 2011 My husband cringes, probably with good reason, when he sees me pull out the graph paper and pencils in January. I set up my design station, usually on the dining room table where no one eats anymore. more »»

Start onions early for success

January 3, 2011 Onions are usually the first thing gardeners plant in early spring, and garden centers have ample supplies of what are commonly called ‘‘sets,’’ or small, young onions that will later grow into larg... more »»

Making friends (or dinner) with weeds

December 27, 2010 I’m making all these mental notes of things I should remember in May. more »»

Is it too soon to think tomatoes?

December 20, 2010 Winter is barely here and I’m already thinking about a fresh, juicy tomato from the garden. Last year’s tomato plants did well in my garden. more »»

How one plant can lead to dozens

December 13, 2010 It never fails that just as I am getting all geared up for Christmas, the seed catalogs start arriving. Now all I want is for Christmas to be over so I can get busy on plant selections and orderin. more »»

Gardening means learning to adjust to change

December 6, 2010 Last week’s snow only makes it harder to wait for the new garden catalogs to start arriving. more »»

Think before a pruning binge

November 29, 2010 It never fails that at least one day in late fall, the husband or I will get the urge to take up the pruners or loppers and go on a binge. It doesn’t matter if the air is brisk or unseasonably war. more »»

Bring flowers in, even if they stink

November 22, 2010 We might be leaning on the edge of winter, but I still can’t help looking out over the garden every morning, even if it’s too cold for the usual morning walkabou. more »»

Zinnia and tomato top NGB lists

November 15, 2010 Every year the National Garden Bureau releases recommendations of one flower and one vegetable to be highlighted the following season. more »»

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 »»



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