Gardener's Notes

Blooming Flower

Sweetshrub 'Aphrodite' - A Sneak Peek of 2018 Shrubs

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

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Photo courtesy of Bransfordwebbs UK
Photo courtesy of Bransfordwebbs UK

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

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

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Beginner Pollinator Garden

Beginner Pollinator Garden

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

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image courtesy of Plant Delights
image courtesy of Plant Delights

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

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

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pic courtesy of SantaRosaGardens
pic courtesy of SantaRosaGardens

Bletilla 'Big Bob' - A Sneak Peek of Perennials for 2018

January 9, 2018

Looking for something really different to add to the edge of your woodland garden this year? You can't let the name throw you off.   'Big Bob'' is actually a very elegant plant.   It is a large, hardy

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Pic from Mt Cuba Center
Pic from Mt Cuba Center

Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse' - A Sneak Peek at Perennials for 2018

January 8, 2018

Jennifer (our expert perennial grower) has been working all Month to finalize the final perennial line up for Spring 2018.  Friday she gave me a sneak peek and (since I LOVE perennials) I have been looking through the

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