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July 6, 2022

The Benefits of Espoma Organic Products

MADE FROM LONG LASTING Organic Materials! Espoma fertilizers, amendments, and soils are made from long-lasting, organic materials that break down slowly over time, providing steady, continuous feeding for your plants. They are naturally low in salts and contain no chemicals, fillers, or sludges, so there is little risk of burning or overfeeding. They are also […]

July 1, 2022


DISCOVER THE MANY Benefits! Even though the concept of foodscaping has been around for a long time, most gardeners still tend to keep their food garden hidden – tucked away where their neighbors and their HOA won’t see. But a better way could be hiding veggies, fruit, herbs, and even grains in amongst trees, shrubs, […]

July 1, 2022

Designing With Dark Foliage

BRINGS CONTRAST To Your Garden! Dark-leaved plants are ideal for bringing some contrast to the garden.  Many dark-leaved plants have an unusual beauty. Examples include the burgundy leaves of Tiny Wine Ninebark (zones 3 to 7) and the delicate plum foliage of Japanese maple ‘Tamukeyama’. Display their rich colors and interesting leaf forms against the […]

June 29, 2022

Climbing Rose Care

IS IMPORTANT FOR GROWING Beautiful Plants! There are climbing roses available in all the popular rose categories – hybrid tea roses, bourbons and English roses. Choose from double or single flowers, thornless or scented – the rose will live for decades so it’s worth getting it right. Climbers can be trained on a fence or […]

June 21, 2022

Ohio Pollinators

HELP OHIO Pollinators! Bees are just one example of pollinators. Butterflies and moths are extremely important pollinators, too. Learn to identify a few of our favorites. Pollinators need healthy habitats. Help us protect, restore, and manage Ohio lands so pollinators can thrive. The Nature Conservancy n Ohio, insects carry the weight when it comes to […]

June 21, 2022

Water Sources For Pollinators

HOW TO CREATE A WATER SOURCE For Pollinators! Pollinators need sources of water for many purposes, including drinking and reproduction. Butterflies, for example, will gather and sip at shallow pools, mud puddles, or even birdbaths. You may already have a natural water source, such as a pond or stream. If not, you can create a […]

June 20, 2022

Horticultural Oil & Insecticidal Soap

ARE A SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND LOW TOXICITY ALTERNATIVE To Pesticides! Horticultural oil is especially formulated for use on plants. It is a petroleum-based oil with an emulsifier added that allows it to mix with water. It kills scales, mites, aphids, whiteflies and other soft-bodied pests that are present by suffocation, plugging up the insects breathing […]

June 17, 2022


BLOOMS GENEROUSLY In The Shade! If your shady spots are looking a little dull and uninspired, you may want to consider Torenia fourneiri, which blooms generously and brightly in shade. Their trumpet-shaped blooms come in several color choices; the primary species coloring is a dark blue-purple and lavender with yellow markings. Within each flower, a […]

June 17, 2022


IS A VERSATILE PLANT AND A Pollinator! Lobelia is a versatile plant that can be used in various ways in your garden and it is popular with hummingbirds and other pollinators, making it a perfect companion for fellow pollinator-attracting plants in your garden. Spreading varieties of lobelia make for an excellent ground cover option while […]

June 17, 2022

Growing Bacopa

IT’S EASIER Than you think! Fill your beds, baskets, and containers with the charming, jewel-like flowers of bacopa. This vigorous trailing annual grows only 4 to 8 inches high, but in ideal conditions will cascade up to 4 feet long. Bacopa flower colors include blue, white, and lavender. You can also use bacopa as a […]