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The Dirt on Dirt

 by Kate Wilson We all know that when we put a shovel to the ground here in central Ohio, it can be a bit of a daunting task. We have dense, heavy clay soil which can make digging a hole … Continue reading

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Beautiful & Tasty Herbs for your Garden

 by Kate Wilson Yes! You can have hardy, long bloom-time, even steppable, draught-tolerant perennials… that you can eat!  Indeed, many have made even my mediocre home-cooked meals taste decent! We’re talking efficiency here, folks. Not just planting with a purpose, but … Continue reading

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Plant bio: Deutzia

by Kate Wilson Deutzia gracilis is a small growing shrub (2’-5’ tall and wide), native to Japan, that is tolerant of clay soils – which we know all too well about here in Ohio. The largest I’ve ever seen it here … Continue reading

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Easy Care Fruit Trees and Shrubs

by Kate Wilson There’s something romantic in the idea of walking out into your yard and picking an apple off of your own tree and taking a big juice bite out of it! This notion becomes even more intense once … Continue reading

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Planting bulbs in the Fall for Spring rewards

 by Kate Wilson As a mother of two young children, planning ahead and following through as planned is a sweet rarity. There are always well meaning intentions to do more, get more done whether around the house or being more … Continue reading

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The 411 on Four Organic Products

 by Kate Wilson, Oakland Nursery Hortculturalist     You’ve decided to grow organic! Great, whatever the reasoning behind you’re decision I’d like to support you and your organic gardening efforts. My favorite bonus to growing organic is barefoot gardening! Having a healthy garden from … Continue reading

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Top Five Summer-Blooming Native Perennials

by Kate Wilson What an unusual summer we’re having, with our rainy June and now a rainy July! Although it hasn’t been the best for my basement, my summer flowers (and weeds) are crazy lush and starting to bloom all over the place. … Continue reading

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Five Native Spring-Flowering Trees

by Kate Wilson Not sure what all the native plant hype is about? That’s okay. I’ll let you in on it: besides the whole ecological, good steward of the landscape angle it also makes good practical sense. Native plants are … Continue reading

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Citrus as a Patio Plant

There are many types of citrus suitable for growing in containers on a sunny patio.  Lemons, limes, limequats, kumquats, mandarins, oranges and even grapefruit can be fun to grow.  Citrus likes to be potted in a well-drained potting mix.  (There … Continue reading

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