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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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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30 Flowers for the Honeybee

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 […]

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Ohio Pawpaw Festival 2013

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 […]

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Damn Right I Want One

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!

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Industry Shortages Coming?

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 […]

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ANLA Management Clinic #3

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 […]

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The Red Emperor

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 […]

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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 […]

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