Nice information from Hoffman Nursery on the pairing of bulbs and spring ornamental grasses. As usual good info from John and his staff. Chicago Botanical Garden http://hoffmannursery.com/blog/article/landscape-journal-creating-spring-garden-interestRead More Spring Grasses and Bulbs
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 […]Read More Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio
Here we go again— the war on vegetables continues A new zoning ordinance supposedly designed to “protect the distinctive character” of a community in Miami Shores, Fla., has forced a couple to rip up their 17-year-old vegetable garden. Sure, they could have defied the city’s ordinance, but it would have cost them $50 a day, […]Read More Florida Couple: 17-Year-Old Vegetable Garden or $1,500 a Month
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 […]Read More Deer Resistance, is there Hope?
Top 30 Flowers for bees, or is it? List originates at this posting at RealFarmacy.com as a disclaimer I know nothing about this website, their research on this article, how the list was developed or where they sourced this list. There was a link at the bottom of the list and it leads to a […]Read More 30 Flowers for the Honeybee
I’ll make this post a simple one. I’ve known Pearl Fryar for a very long time and there’s going to come a day when he is unable to take care of this magnificent garden and we need to make sure his vision stay’s alive. “I like to let people see what they want to in […]Read More Donate to The Pearl Fryar Garden
OHIO Pawpaw Festival September 13, 14, 15, -2013 About the Festival The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled and educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This three-day event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, quality entertainment, unique arts, crafts […]Read More Ohio Pawpaw Festival 2013
— You’ll need a translator for the site. The link is below(bottom of story). Info is copy/pasted from the site. Some of the pics of the actual plant mosiacs come from the So Bad So Good website. This is direct link to page. Funny, when I went to page for the event there were no […]Read More International Mosaiculture Montreal 2013
Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ 2014 Plant of the Year™ All right: let me just say straight off that I found this story on John Hoffman’s Facebook page, went to the link, read the story, and then just lifted the whole darn thing to my blog-thanks John!!! I’ve known John for a very long time, a long […]Read More Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ 2014 Plant of the Year™
I was completely mesmerized for 4 minutes watching this skid-steer attachment do the job of cutting AND splitting wood I am completely out of this part of our industry but no matter, with over 200 hundred acres behind me with a lot of fallen material, I’m ready!Read More Damn Right I Want One
I always knew that the decline of the housing market was going to hurt/effect our industry for years. It’s a true game changer and there are going to be losers and survivors. I doubt there will be many outright winners. So . . . I was reading through my ANLA forum and this letter showed […]Read More Industry Shortages Coming?
The highlight for the last day of the Clinic is the closing keynote speaker. This year it’s Mr. Fryar and I can tell you he is excited to talk to this group of attendees. ANLA crowd is ready He has told me many times today how excited he was about the level of excitement and […]Read More ANLA Management Clinic #3
Last Spring Thoughts of Spring and beautiful maples, this is Acer Palmatum D. “Red Emperor’ Not sure why, but I was looking out the window today and at all the trees and not a leaf in sight, then I started thinking . . . man, one of those bright red Japanese maples would look real […]Read More The Red Emperor
Okay Landscape professionals, tell me what’s wrong with this story. Also note we have heard about this value thing before, and I don’t see how this is news. Unless old news is now new news. The story is pulled from the online edition of Lawn & Landscape. I might add that there is a lot […]Read More The old Real Estate Values Story
Still getting plenty of comments on “Trees we do not Like”, over a hundred comments. So time for something different. Let’s go off in another direction. Speaking of trees we like: [Illustration by Matthews] This anthropomorphic tree-figure reminded me of the forest coming alive, and how long ago the was respect, mystery, awe, and respect […]Read More Treebeard