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Drying Herbs

Do you have an abundance of beautiful herbs still growing in the garden and would love to continue enjoying them through out winter?  Drying them is a great solution.  It is great to have dried herbs hanging close at hand that you can quickly trim and use in your cooking during those cold and chilly […]

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Japanese Anemone

I saw a photo of a Japanese Anemone in a magazine years ago, and fell in love.  Now I have a garden full of these beauties.  I truly fine them lovely and can’t stop taking photos.  Their clusters of unopened silver-furred buds are just as enchanting as their soft five petal blooms. One of their […]

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Oak – Slime Flux | Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener

I read this article on line written by The Georgia Gardener and thought I would share.  If you have been  dealing with the awful summer heat like we have been here in Cincinnati then you have come across a host of problems in the garden.  Sometimes I am so worried about the veggies and flowers […]

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Milkweed Bug- Good or Bad?

There are two types of Milkweed Bugs that love to hang out on the Milkweed plants: the Large Large Milkweed Bug and the Small Milkweed Bug.  Both feed on the seeds of the Milkweed plants.  They look almost exactly the same, except for, you guessed it, one is smaller than the other. Now what is a Milkweed Plant? […]

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My Morning in the Kitchen Garden in Pictures

This morning the Fog was heavy and it made the garden so peaceful.  I took some pics and wanted to share.  The dew was showcasing the spiderwebs and making the plants glow green.  Foghorn was doing his morning jog around the garden letting his crows fly.  There were no bees or butterflies out this early […]

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A Love Affair?

Once upon a time their was a beautiful “Peony” who met and fell in love with an Ant.  Not really the stuff of fairytale’s now is it?  But if you have ever watched the ants on the top of an unopened Peony flower you just know they are so in love and devoted to the […]

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Do You Want to Grow, Salvia, Salvia or Salvia? HUH?

Salvia or the common name Sage refers to  a large group of plants, nearly 500 species, which are native to Mexico and South America. Salvia species include perennial, biennial, and annual plants. In my garden I grow a Herb Salvia ‘Common Sage’ and a Flowering Salvia ‘Victoria Blue’ Both Beauties! ***** One a banquet for your mouth […]

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Why I Keep Bees!

Why do I keep bees? Our last home sat on 47 acres overlooking the Ohio River.   The home was built in the 30’s and the original owner had cattle, sheep, and chickens.  The chicken coop, which was huge, still stood on the property.  That was one of the reason I decided to start keeping […]

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The Mighty Roman Radish

The Radish is usually the first vegetable we harvest. Growing radishes was pioneered before the Roman empire; the name “radish” derived from “radix,” the Latin word for “root” We had a good rain here last Saturday and on Sunday I went out to the garden to find my Radishes showing off their sexy shoulders Radishes will push out of […]

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Clematis

Clematis are beautiful flowering perennial plants. I have several growing around here and I always love their appearance in the spring.  The flowers are huge and the colors are so vibrant! Most of the species of clematis are climbers, similar to vines. Clematis vines will grow to heights of twenty feet or more, if given […]

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