Gardener's Notes

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

Sweetshrub 'Aphrodite' - A Sneak Peek of 2018 Shrubs

Posted on: February 25, 2018
As I get older I appreciate the plants in my garden that provide interest and beauty with as little work as possible.  To this end, there are some fantastic flowering shrubs that provide long seasons of beauty with no upkeep whatsoever.  Calycanthus read more …

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

Posted on: February 1, 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 …

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 …