Did you notice your iris poking out of the mulch? I have a patch of crocus that thinks it is almost spring and is starting to sprout. This wacky winter weather has really tricked these winter-hardy perennials into thinking it is time to wake up. But
So the darn groundhog saw his shadow and if you believe him, folklore says there are six more weeks of winter. I say, bring it on! We are going to embrace winter and plow through it like proud Midwesterners, right? OK, I heard a few groans out
If you haven’t started your own seeds, it can be a fun project to do with the kids. I always use that as an excuse to get my gardening tools out early and start thinking about spring sunshine and warm breezes. Sister Rita Wienken is the
And the winner is ... 2017! We made the record books last week. It has been warm and wet start to 2017. According to the National Weather Service records for Toledo, we broke the record for the most consecutive days above freezing for the month of
I have been a Master Gardener for 18 years. I always know how long it has been, because I started my classes just after my daughter was born. It was such a magical time with a 3 year old and a newborn at home. The house was a wreck from one end to
Get your scissors ready. This will be one column you will want to keep on the fridge. I refer to our local extension offices all of the time, and I think they are a fantastic resource for everyone: from the beginner who has grass growing around her
Salt and ice-melting chemicals can take a toll on your plants.
OK, put your right hand up and your left hand on the newspaper. Let’s get those New Year’s resolutions on the record. Now, repeat after me: I (state your name) resolve to figure out the real meaning of the numbers on the bag of
The tree skirt is bare, and the living room floor is stuffed with drifts of wrapping paper and boxes. What a glorious morning, sharing special gifts with your family and friends. Some of those special gifts, like amaryllis bulbs, will continue to
A little planning can go a long way with holiday decorations.