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How Can We Make Our Landscapes More Sustainable?-Part II

Afremov-Scent of Rain painting  Many parts of the country face long droughts or sudden, huge inundations of water from hurricanes or floods. We in Ohio rarely face these situations. Nevertheless, climate change has meant that “normal” is rarely normal anymore.…

How Can We Make Our Landscapes More Sustainable? – Part I

Late Fall is the perfect time to reflect on both the past and the future of our landscapes. For the most part, they are quietly going dormant now, requiring little effort from us other than raking leaves. In addition to…

Bring In the Outdoors

October 12, 2022 Gardening, Indoor Gardening

Not everyone gardens to this extent but there are multiple containers in this garden that could be brought inside for the winter. The beautiful new containers on your deck or patio or in your garden were a sight to behold…

THE FALL GARDEN

One of my back bed in late September 2108, filled with Dendranthema 'Warm Igloo', Sedum hybrid, Solidago, Anemone hybrida 'Alba', and Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies’ as well as a yellow juniper and a non-blooming hydrangea. Anemone x hybrida ‘September Charm’…

Rudbeckia subtomentosa

A closeup of the unusual flowers of Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'  There are several species of Rudbeckia, the best known of which is R.fulgida, especially the cultivar ‘Goldsturm’ (often misspelled as Goldstrum). Sadly neglected is Rudbeckia subtomentosa, the Sweet Coneflower…

Travels with Bobbie

August 19, 2022 Uncategorized

Scutellaria incana as seen at Mt. Cuba. Scutellaria incana in the shade of a nearby tree. I’m always looking for perennials that will do well in dry shade and I found one in several gardens while out on tour. Scutellaria…

Arum italicum – Italian Arum

July 27, 2022 Uncategorized

Those of you who garden in shade need to know about Arum italicum. This unusual woodland perennial, native to Italy and the Mediterranean and hardy in zones 6 to 9, is a wonder. It has beautiful leaves, an unusual flower,…