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 …

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 …

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 …