Gardener's Notes

Today's observations, yesterday's lessons and a gardener's take on tomorrow.

Beginner Pollinator Garden

Posted on: January 16, 2018
Are cold temperatures in Cincinnati keeping you inside?  Now is the time to plan your new pollinator garden!  Trust me... it is much more fun to grow pollinator plants than a lawn!   Here is a starter pollinator garden that will please the read more …

Scabiosa columbaria ' Flutter Rose Pink' - A Sneak Peek of 2018 Perennials

Posted on: January 11, 2018
I have grown and loved pincushion flowers for ages, and this year Jennifer has found a better one.  (Really 3 better ones!)   The new varieties in 2018 are:Scabiosa columbaria 'Flutter Deep Blue'Scabiosa columbaria ' Flutter Pure White'Scabiosa read more …

‘Godzilla’ Japanese Painted Fern - A Sneak Peek at Perennials for 2018

Posted on: January 10, 2018
Bigger is not always better...but in the case of the 'Godzilla' Painted fern, it definitely is!  This beautiful, monstrous fern gets 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide.  It is in the same family as the lady ferns and Japanese painted ferns that we have been read more …