Gardener's Notes

Blog Entries - 2018

Greenfield Garden Deck

February 14, 2018

This winter has been a season of building and change around the Greenfield Maineville Farm.  We have added buildings, greenhouses, and now we have a beautiful new deck.  It is tucked back in our woods and will be a

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Early spring growth on Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Early spring growth on Oak Leaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea Quercifolia (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)

February 9, 2018

Oak Leaf Hydrangea This weeks favorite is from Amber.  Most of you know Amber from the Greenfield Maineville store.  Recently she has moved into the office here at Greenfield and helps make sure that everything is

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Cheyenne Spirit
Cheyenne Spirit

Echinacea (Cone Flowers)

February 4, 2018

Coneflowers Everyone around Greenfield has one thing in common - we love plants.  So I thought it would be fun, here in the dreary Cincinnati winter, to ask around the farm about everyone's favorite plant to grow.  

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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 columbaria '

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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 Japanese

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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 Orchid with a

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