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July 2013

Garden Alphabet: Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)

Garden Alphabet: Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa) A lovely specimen of Kousa Dogwood found on the grounds of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Oberlin was founded in 1837 and is renowned as the the first US college to admit African-Americans and Women.   Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)  The Kousa dogwood[1] (Cornus kousa or Benthamidia kousa) is a small deciduous tree 8–12 m (26–39 ft) tall, native to eastern […]

Photo: Wild currants

Wild currants were all over during our trip to Ohio. Here is one set. Read more on this topic: Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Video: In the garden…May 9, 2013: Checking in on tomatoes, zucchini and everything else Video: In […]

Photo: Chamomile Flower

Read more on this topic: Photos: Tiny White Chamomile Flower Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Photo: Pumpkin flower Video: Rust on roses from May 2006

Photo: Ohio Hydrangeas

Pink and Blue Hydrangeas in a friend’s garden in Bedford, Ohio. Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden (short)…Hydrangeas Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Photo: My Sister’s Ohio Garden Photo: Panorama of Grounds of Naturally Country in Norwalk, […]

Video: Another Ohio Garden

A friend’s garden in Brooklyn, Ohio. Read more on this topic: Video: In the (Ohio) Garden…My Sister’s Ohio Garden short Video: Poinsettia Care from Bostdorff Greenhouse, Bowling Green, Ohio Join Kylee Baumle in Findlay, Ohio for a Saturday6 Garden Q&A and Troy-Bilt product demo – Sat., May 21, 2011 Video: In the garden…April 17, 2013 […]

Garden Alphabet: Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal)

Garden Alphabet: Polygonatum (Solomon’s Seal) A lovely specimen from my sisters garden. Plants like this show how you don’t need showy flowers to make for a very beautiful plant. I am using variegated plants like this in my own shade garden to help bring in some visual interest. Polygonatum Polygonatum /ˌpɒlɨˈɡɒnətəm/,[1] King Solomon‘s-seal or Solomon’s Seal, is a genus of about 50 species of flowering […]

Photo: Panorama of Grounds of Naturally Country in Norwalk, Ohio

Grounds of Naturally Country in Norwalk, Ohio Read more on this topic: Photo: Front Garden Panorama this morning Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Photo: My Sister’s Ohio Garden Video: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day 2012 – Photo Montage Ohio Lilac

Video: In the (Ohio) Garden…My Sister’s Ohio Garden short

A short scene from my sister’s Ohio garden including Huerchera, Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum) and even blueberries. Read more on this topic: Video: In the garden short…Grass Video: In the garden (short)…Hydrangeas Video: In the garden…short: Onions sprouting already! Video: In the garden…May 29, 2013: Planting a pack of plants Video: In the garden…April 5, 2013 […]

Photo: My Sister’s Ohio Garden

Just a quick Instagram snap of my sister’s Ohio garden from last night. We are visiting family back in our old home state and I am working to capture some views of the gardens here. View on Instagram Read more on this topic: Photo: Acanthus in the garden via Instagram Photo: Wild fennel at Sycamore […]

Container Garden Update 33: Cleaning up the potting bench before vacation

It’s time to clean up the potting bench before we head out on a short vacation. I retire some failed cuttings and seedlings and pot on some of the successful rooting experiments so the “garden sitter” has a little less to do. Parsley and lettuce are left to go to seed in an experiment in […]