Good Practices For Watering Plants

Summer is vacation season, and if you’re leaving home for more than a few days, you’ll probably need to ask someone to water your garden and containers. When I’m away, my instructions for which plants need to be watered and how much and how often to water them, is usually at least two pages long. Even with that, I can come home to plants …

Join the Plant for Pollinators Challenge at the Cincinnati Zoo!

Are you up for a fun gardening challenge that will motivate you not only to have a beautiful garden – but also to improve the ecosystem and help the pollinators that make it possible for you to enjoy most of the delicious food you eat? Well, we found the perfect challenge for you! The Cincinnati …

Companion Planting: Establishing A Harmonious Vegetable Garden

Written by Paige Vandiver Plants are like people – some are good friends that build each other up, support one other, and share their sustenance to help the other grow. While some plants get along swimmingly, some just rub each other the wrong way, steal food from their neighbors, and attract pests. For centuries, companion …

How To Use Bedding Plants To Add Color To Any Landscape

Written by Paige Vandiver If you are looking for big splashes of color in your garden, bedding plants are the way to go! Bedding plants – marigolds, celosia, petunias, and pansies, just to name a few – are budget-friendly and easy-to-care-for plants that provide the vibrant blooms that get your garden noticed! What’s Exactly Are …

If You Hurry You Can Plant Spinach Outside! Here’s What You Need to Know.

Spinach is a lovely vegetable that’s jam packed with nutrients such as Vitamin A and iron, and it’s super easy to grow in your home garden with just a little bit of know-how. Spinach is a cool-weather plant, and although it’s a little too late this season to start the spinach from seed, you can …

How to keep squirrels and bunnies out of your garden

Written by Paige Vandiver Little bunnies and squirrels are just sooooo cute  – until they are digging up your sunflower seeds, or chomping on the strawberries that you’ve been waiting on for days to get to the perfect ripeness before picking.  Squirrels, rabbits, and other rodents can wreak havoc in your gardens and pillage the …