The 3 Best Online Resources for Teaching Your Kids About Gardening

Written By Paige Vandiver If your kids are home from school due to COVID-19, you may be looking for online resources to keep the education train rolling while making sure your kids are having fun and getting outdoors during this stressful time. We’re here to help! There are a gazillion reasons to teach your children …

Fresh Food & Fresh Air: Why You Should Plant A Victory Garden in the Coronavirus Era

Written by Paige Vandiver Not even a month ago we were all going about our lives – sending the kiddos to school, going to work, heading to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for dinner, or going out to our favorite restaurant for a special occasion. The unforeseen effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) …

7 Low-Maintenance Perennials That Flourish in Southwest Ohio

Written by Amie Byrd Are you tired of constantly grooming your flower beds? Do you have a lot of empty space that you can’t seem to keep weed-free? Stop fighting with nature! Instead invite it back into your garden and create that rural oasis you’ve always dreamed of. Up your gardening Zen factor by letting …

Your 2020 Planting Calendar for Southwest Ohio (Zone 6)

While we’re all hunkered down and cooped up at home because of the coronavirus, there’s one thing we can stay hopeful about: spring is coming, no matter what. It’s a great time to plan our gardens (and maybe start growing from seed!)  That’s why we’ve put together this planting calendar for Zone 6 to help you get …

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The Best Houseplants For Low and Indirect Light

Written by Edward Harris As I’m writing this, it’s January here in Zone 6, Dayton, Ohio. One thing that helps me get through the long winters is the year-round plants I grow indoors. Houseplants are just good — they’re good for the air, they’re good for your physical health, and they’re good for your mental …

The 3 Best Free Plant Identification Apps of 2020 for Dayton Gardeners

Written by Paige Vandiver These days, there’s an app to help you do absolutely everything. From meditation to banking to ordering food — there are few things you can’t do from your phone, and identifying plants is no exception.  There are a considerable number of plant identification apps for both iPhone and Android (but not …