Winter Landscapes Give a New View

Winter is a time to notice the qualities of our landscapes that are concealed by the showy leaves and flowers of spring, summer and fall. It is not until trees, shrubs and landscapes are stripped free of their leafy clothing …

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Pardon Our Mess…

I found myself digging bulbs and plants last Friday. In addition to a couple Allium species and a handful of Iris bucharica, I also removed three clumps of ‘Northwind’ switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), a Wisteria frutescens ‘Amethyst Falls’ (this selection of …

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Great Local Composting Blog

We love composting at the Civic Garden Center. Consequently, one of our favorite blogs is Confessions of a Composter, written by Michelle Balz at the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. Today’s post is about how to make leaf mold …

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Five Books for the Vegetable Gardener

Are you looking for some good garden reading during the off-season? Need a gift for your back-to-the-land brother-in-law? Here are some new additions to the Civic Garden Center’s Hoffman Horticultural Library that would make fascinating reading this winter. For your …

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Thanks to the support of the Ohio EPA, middle and high school classes will be able to attend field trips at the Green Learning Station free of charge… they won’t even have to pay for the bus to get them …

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The Power of a Flower

As much as I desire a quiet, slow life, the reality is that I am a busy mother and wife, student, horticulturist, small scale “farmer” and many other things.  It’s rare that I stop to do much other than eat …

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