Iridescent Beetles Galore

As a gardener, I have a wide range of feelings about insects. I go out of my way to attract certain insects to my vegetable garden, namely pollinators and insects that eat or parasitize garden pests. While some visitors to …

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What To Do When The Chicory Blooms

What to do when the chicory blooms? Know that summer has started, for sure — no more weirdly cold nights when you wish you hadn’t gone ahead and planted the most tender annuals. Plant Heavenly Blue Morning Glory seeds, along …

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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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The Case for a Fraser Fir Christmas Tree

The Civic Garden Center sells Fraser fir trees exclusively, because we have become convinced of their superior quality for cut Christmas trees. Wonderfully fragrant, Abies fraseri, or Fraser’s fir, tends to have many stout branches on which to hang ornaments. …

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