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Nutrition in Your Backyard

Nutrition in Your Backyard

Gardening provides a number of important health and wellness benefits from reducing risks of heart attack to burning calories. What’s more, it’s good for your soul. Don’t just stand there… Plant Something! Nutrition in Your Backyard: Being Healthier with Home Gardening infographic...

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The Thriller, The Filler, and The Spiller

The Thriller, The Filler, and The Spiller

Ever wonder how to create summer container gardens that look beautiful, grow well, and are easy to maintain? The equation is easy. Get the right pot, the right soil, and select “the thriller, the filler, and the spiller!” Pam Bennett, Horticulture Educator at The Ohio State University, shares steps to creating your own show-stopping...

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Backyard Color Guide

Backyard Color Guide

Choosing colors for your home reflects personal style, taste, and personality. And it doesn’t stop at your back door. Extend your personal style through your landscape. Here’s a fun infographic to help you select colors! Backyard Color Guide infographic...

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American Cottage Gardens are Popular Trends

American Cottage Gardens are Popular Trends

Inside the home, decorating trends suggest mixing antiques with contemporary furniture, blending fabrics and patterns, and combining styles for an eclectic atmosphere. The same trend is also growing in popularity for outside of the home. The American cottage garden creates this charming alternative. The term and style originated in Great Britain after the small gardens local villagers planted in front of their cottages. In a subtle way, it...

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Name That Plant: Part Two, By Jim Chatfield

Published: The Buckeye Magazine, March 2014 #1: pawpaw seed and fruit #2: medlar fruit #3: Snow Fountain cherry and heuchera at CENTS #4: forced forsythia (JC) #5: Viking black chokeberry #6: stinging nettle #7: water lily #8: London planetree allee #9: black walnut mycena fungus #10: nodding trillium #11: larch cone #12: douglasfir cone #13: beautybush flowers #14: ash flowers #15: begonia foliage #16: bottlebrush buckeye #17: corylopsis...

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Choosing a Landscape Contractor: Factors to Consider

Choosing a Landscape Contractor: Factors to Consider

Choosing a landscape contracting company to assist you in transforming your property into a dream landscape can be, at times, mystifying. We may not know what we want, what plants are appropriate for our location, or even what it might cost us. Here are a few factors to consider as you begin searching for a company that works well with and for you! References Contact others who have used the contractor. Determine whether your project is...

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