Fattoush Salad, An Herbal Treat

Fattoush Salad, An Herbal Treat

Mediterranean flavors are added to the usual salad ingredients to create something special that may be new to you. (Or may be a favorite, if you happen to be Lebanese.) This Middle Eastern chopped salad combines the exotic with the familiar and uses fresh herbs from...
Using Autumn Flowers in Containers

Using Autumn Flowers in Containers

Fall for Creative Containers Bring beautiful container creations to the end of the season, don’t give up after summer! Autumn blooming flowers are sturdy enough to take some cold temperatures, and they can last longer in the season than you might expect....
Cool Weather Vegetable Plantings

Cool Weather Vegetable Plantings

Plant These Vegetables in the Cool Season Some of our favorite vegetables only grow well with cool temperatures. As soon as the weather heats up, they get bitter, go to seed, or melt out. Find out how to grow “salad days” crops. If you think about your...
Heirloom Tomatoes To Treat Your Tastebuds

Heirloom Tomatoes To Treat Your Tastebuds

First of all, what are “heirloom tomatoes”? Why are they a treat to your tastebuds? Without the long version of history, heirloom vegetables are varieties that stood the test of time, often handed down in families of farmers and gardeners. They might have...

Perennial Plants for Ohio

One of my gardens in Central Ohio A wide range of perennials grow well in Ohio due to its good soils and plentiful rainfall. Perennials for Ohio are chosen for their adaptation to the conditions of this state, rather than what might grow if coddled or given special...
Weeping Cedar and Other Interesting Conifers

Weeping Cedar and Other Interesting Conifers

Have you ever considered planting a weeping tree? How about a weeping conifer like the Xanthocyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’, better known as Chamaecyparis nootkatensis ‘Pendula’ or the Weeping Cedar. When branches gracefully droop, they bring a...

Victorian Ladies and Their Favorite Flowers

Womanly Pursuits The Flower Arrangement by Otto ScholdererLilacs, Peonies, Roses, and Freesias feature in this painting. In the restricted world of the Victorians, woman had a clearly outlined mode of proper avocations and duties. Thankfully, flowers featured in many...
I Wish My Garden Looked Like That

I Wish My Garden Looked Like That

Have you ever found yourself coming home after a visit to a lovely garden, and saying “I wish my garden looked like that”? I have, too. The trouble with such wishful thinking is that what made a particular look so attractive and desirable is not...