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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Get Ready for Fall Gardening

In the middle of 90 degree weeks it is hard to imagine that fall is on its way, but now is the time to start planning your fall vegetable garden. If you enjoy eating any of the following foods you …

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Gardening Anywhere and Everywhere

So, if you read the June 17th posting, Pop-Up Surprises, you found Winnie the Pooh on the subject of Mastershalums and Piglet, bless him, suggesting timidly that the seed Pooh is planting are actually nasturtiums. You may have also noticed …

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GREENarama Saves Energy with Style

Being an offical eco-geek, I was excited to visit Columbia-Tusculum’s GREENarama, a home show featuring all LEED-certified homes, built to maximize energy efficiency and minimize impact on the environment. I was expecting to see lots of bamboo floors, recycled glass …

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Tour Terraced Gardens in OTR

“Are we in Tuscany?” You’ll be wondering as you stroll through Ted Gantz’s terraced gardens off of Sycamore Street in downtown Cincinnati on Sunday, June 26. Ted explains his gardens experience a micro-climate enabling survival of tropicals that would not …

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Potatoes in a Box

Potatoes are usually considered a space hog in the garden: you need to plant them in a large area in order to have enough to feed your household for more than a few meals. For this reason I have never …

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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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