Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio

Lavender Known as “the queen of herbs,” lavender was Knapke’s research plant for her master’s thesis. She recommends planting this fragrant herb on a slope to encourage good drainage. Her favorite varieties include Hidcote, Blue Cushion, Munstead, Provence and the newer compact variety Lavance Purple. Rosemary Knapke said this culinary herb darling requires some extra […]

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Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild

“We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more information!” says – Greg Wittstock- (Owner-CEO) I first met Greg Wittstock in the late 90’s and we kinda hit it off […]

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Deer Resistance, is there Hope?

American Nurseryman chimes in on deer resistant plants. It’s not like we haven’t seen a list very similar to this before-we have, but that doesn’t mean we can’t run the list again, and again. Why, well people forget, or lose that list, or link to that list. Personally I have had a lot of experience […]

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Noel Kingsbury on the Japanese garden

Noel Kingsbury the famous English author is doing a multi-part posting on his blog about Japanese Gardens. I’ve decided to link to this because Mr. Kingsbury doesn’t do the usual and fawn all over every little aspect and detail of the Japanese Garden and, and YEAH!!! he acknowledges the real difference between Japanese and Chinese […]

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Green Architecture by Vo Trong Nghia

With all the emphasis on the building green movement it was really great to find this article at Dezeen about an architect in Vietnam who was going all out in green friendly housing. Borrowing on old city philosophy but using modern architecture, technology, and materials Vo Trong Nghia built Stacking Green. I Thought  I’d throw […]

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2012

Well what’s going to happen this year? The housing market seems to be recovering in a few areas but most areas the market is still depressed and most folks see no sign of an upturned market. If folks do not believe there house is going to appreciate or at least stay at least level there […]

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