Paving that is Good for the Earth

It is Earth Day and here at the Civic Garden Center we are excited to see our first pervious paving test areas functioning beautifully in the intense rains we have had. Unfortunately, when it rains significantly in Cincinnati, our combined …

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At the St. James Street Children’s Garden in Walnut Hills the beds look like E’s and C’s and U’s.  Perennial native flowers hold up a concrete ridden slope, there are herbs, flowers, and strawberries mixed in with the maters and …

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Seed Bombing-Provide Surprise!

Did you know the Civic Garden Center makes seed bombs? Called Bom-boms, a darling little package of six seed bombs can be purchased at the Civic Garden Center or found at fundraising and other events sponsored or supported by CGC. …

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The Civic Garden Center has the best spot in the Home and Garden Show. We are right along the wall where everyone enters the exhibit hall and we are directly across from the show gardens. It is amazing to see these garden …

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Spring Wildflowers are Here!

My family had a picnic (in February!) in Hauck Botanic Garden the other night and while most of the grounds still felt dormant, we knew spring was on its way by the bright yellow winter aconites pushing up throughout the …

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