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Easy-Growing Flowers to Plant in Ohio (Zone 6)

Ah, flowers. The fragrant harbingers of spring and summer are even more delightful when they grow profusely. Maybe you’ve seen the gardens and yards of “flower experts” … people who seem to know how to grow fields of flowers, and you’re wondering how they do it. Part of their secret: they know which flowers thrive …

How to Overwinter Perennials in Pots Outdoors

Proven Techniques to Overwintering Your Potted Perennials

Perennials are the most economical way to keep your garden stocked year-after-year. Some of your favorite perennials will likely already be in the ground, but today we are going to review some handy techniques to keep your perennials alive in pots during the colder months so that you have beautiful, early-blooming plants next spring. Whether …

3 Easy Steps To Planting Bulbs for Beautiful Spring Blooms

It seems as if every April and may we get many phone calls from excited new gardeners wanting to add vibrant colors to their landscape. “Do you have tulips? Can I come in and get daffodils?”  Folks, we’re gonna let you in on a big secret. Plant your fall bulbs for spring color now so …

Essential Care for Indoor and Outdoor Mums – Potting, Planting, Watering, and Overwintering

Mums are the show-stoppers of fall – the quintessential autumn blooms that give your garden or doorstep bursts of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. Mums are right up there with pumpkins for fall decor, and we want to give you some care tips over our next few blog posts to keep your chrysanthemums flourishing for …

Do Your Trees Have a Bagworm Problem? Here’s how to Treat It! 🌲

If you begin to notice damage to your trees, then take a closer look. Upon closer inspection you may discover that what you thought were pinecones are actually the cocoon-like sacks of the bagworm. Bagworms can damage and kill your trees, so it’s important to know the bagworm’s life cycle so that you can prevent …

Planting Garlic and Shallots in the Fall

It’s already time to start thinking about fall planting! Two of our favorite – and easiest – fall vegetables to plant in the garden are garlic and shallots. A part of the onion family, both garlic and it’s gourmet counterpart, the shallot, are a flavorful addition to most every recipe. And that fragrance wafting from …

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 …

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 …