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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 »»

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 »»

New plants recommended for 2010

January 18, 2010 All-America Selections, an organization that recommends new varieties of plants for growers and consumers through extensive testing, has announced a new round of award winners for the upcoming season. more »»

Agency to hold grief workshop

January 18, 2010 Catholic Charities Regional Agency will present three grief recovery workshops at 1 p.m. Jan. 25, and Feb. 1 and 8 at their Warren office, 175 Laird Ave. N.E. more »»

Gathering recipes is more fun ...

January 11, 2010 ... than gardening. NOT! But it’s still pretty fun. Some of my best recipes came from garden company seed catalogs. more »»

Growing tropical fruit at home

January 4, 2010 I have never tasted a paw paw fruit, but I hope to remedy that as soon as possible. The thought of growing a tropical fruit in my own backyard is intriguing. more »»

It’s nearly time to start seeds

December 28, 2009 A garden blog I follow by a farmer in southwest Ohio posted just last week that she has already started seeds of yellow and red onion. more »»

A?few tips for ‘green’ing up the garden this spring

December 21, 2009 Everything trendy these days is green. If we want to clean up our communities, we can “go green” by cleaning up litter and collecting household items for recycling. more »»

Perennial is diversity’s delight

December 14, 2009 You may have heard rumors, or you may just be waiting patiently for the news, but I have confirmed from the horse’s mouth that the 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year is Baptisia australi. more »»

 
 
 

 

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