plant potatoes in ohio

In Ohio, Plant Potatoes around Saint Patrick’s Day. Here’s How.

You may know that planting potatoes by Saint Patrick’s Day is tradition here in Ohio. What you may not know is why.  This tradition originated in Ireland. And it started back to the 1800s after the Great Potato Famine ended. So you may wonder why you’re still planting your potatoes like that here in Ohio. …

Hummingbird’s Delight: The Allure of Shrimp Plants

Looking for a tropical getaway this summer? Try turning your garden into a vacation of its own by adding the colorful, exotic shrimp plant. These hardy shrubs can easily transform a basic backyard garden into a floral paradise, while putting your hummingbird feeder out of a job. Let’s get into what shrimp plants are, how …

How & When To Fertilize Hydrangeas in Ohio (Zone 6)

Hydrangeas are beautiful flowering plants that are vibrant in color. Just like other flowers, they bloom best when they are properly cared for. Common hydrangeas grown in Ohio include: Climbing hydrangeas Oakleaf hydrangeas Smooth hydrangeas Panicle hydrangeas Bigleaf hydrangeas As with any living thing, hydrangeas need food to thrive. HOW TO TELL IF YOU NEED …

Our Top 10 Plants that Thrive in the Shade

While we all love the beautiful blooms of marigolds and sunflowers, these sun-loving flowers aren’t always practical for a shady backyard garden. But don’t fret; you can still enjoy a rich, colorful garden without worrying about getting enough sun. These ten plants thrive in shady environments, whether you’re looking for something a bold annual flower …