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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 »»

Avoid diseases in new seedlings

February 17, 2014 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 »»

Thyme to pick perfect paver plants

February 10, 2014 There’s no denying that gardens with walkways are inviting and quaint. 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 »»

Space, quality important in garden

January 6, 2014 You may not practice the adage ‘‘less is best,’’ or perhaps you would rather K.I.S.S. — keep it simple, stupi. 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 »»

Living tree can be used in landscape

December 23, 2013 With only two days until Christmas, most people who celebrate the holiday already have their trees, either artificial or real, purchased and decorated by this time. 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 »»

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 »»

Keeping the birds happy in winter

December 2, 2013 More people love to feed the birds in winter than care to admit. more »»

Upton House set for holidays

December 2, 2013 UPTON HOUSE HOLIDAY DISPLAY: The historic Harriet Taylor Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. more »»

Trendy houseplants aren’t always easy

November 25, 2013 A few weeks ago a friend asked me for advice on a new houseplant she had received as a gift. “It’s called a Coral Cactus,” she said, “and it’s absolutely beautifu. more »»

Lordstown tree lighting planned

November 25, 2013 LORDSTOWN HOLDS TREE LIGHTING: Lordstown village will hold a tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the township park by the fire station off Salt Springs Road. more »»

Making sense of begonia varieties

November 18, 2013 I’ve probably had hundreds of different house plants over the years, but the one I miss the most is the dragon wing begonia. more »»

Ornamental grass is perennial of the year

November 11, 2013 What do you like best about your ornamental grasses? A few years ago the husband became infatuated with ornamental grasses. I must admit that I like them too, but probably for different reasons. more »»

 
 

 

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