When Civic Garden Center staff and volunteers think of the first weekend of May, our automatic first association is THE Plant Sale. It has been happening for over 60 years now and it is the big event for many Cincinnati …

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             Every year there is an effort to embody the Civic Garden Center’s message  in its booth at the Home and Garden Show.  The center started as a resource for local gardeners during World War II.  Over the years, …

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A Winter Harvest Garden

     If you are like me, now is the time of year you begin coveting all the beautiful cut greens and berry branches in markets, and perhaps in your neighbors’ yards.  However, many of these winter accents are costly, and …

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Our Best Plant Sale Yet

You remember the line from the movie Forrest Gump that went, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get.”  That’s how I feel about the weather in Cincinnati – it’s been spring-like for …

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Time to Start Dreaming of Spring

Fall is one of my favorite seasons: the late summer flowers are still holding on, deciduous trees start putting on their colorful displays and cool weather vegetables start booming again. Nursery sales kick in and I often pick up a …

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Every year, I spend my entire garden budget on herbs.  Why does this happen?  One reason:  the UNBELIEVABLE selection of herbs at the Civic Garden Center’s annual Plant Sale.  Get a load of these numbers: 20 varieties of Basil 10 …

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More and more Cincinnatians seem to be realizing that just because they don’t live on a farm doesn’t mean they can’t grow their own food. People with small yards, a community garden plot or a sunny porch have a lot …

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