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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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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Winter Sowing: The Cure for Cabin Fever!

I was recently introduced to a very intriguing concept in seed starting, called winter sowing.  A friend of mine explained that she has been using this method for several years to start seeds of perennial plants, and that some people …

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The Civic Garden Center is hosting a free, mid-winter seed swap and we want you to come! When: February 2, 6-8 pm Where: 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206 (between WH Taft and Oak) How it works: We will have …

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Looking back at the year’s events and activities, there are surely many that stir the mind and heart.  2010 has gifted us with many talented and devoted volunteers who have thrown themselves selflessly into projects here at the CGC.  Sometimes it …

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The Miracle of Frost Hardy Vegetables

Since the first snow fall I have pretty much ignored my vegetable garden, since it was covered with several inches of snow for an unusual number of weeks. After returning from my holiday vacation to a snow free garden, and …

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