Strapping Arborvitae- Garden Part Two

Hi all. Today I want to share the back garden reno with the arborist’s visit. I called an arborist to look at the line of trees down the side of the house. I needed someone to address the break in the third arborvitae from the back. Remember, the one with the squirrel next and damage??? … Read more

Garden Restoration. Mistakes Rectified

About a month ago, I told you about my return to Ohio from Ireland and the weed-infested gardens I found upon my arrival. I also explained that I had recent health issues that did not allow me to perform as usual in the spring garden. I also came back to a patio that was a … Read more

Arborvitae in the Garden

I live in a small cluster of condos which are on a hill overlooking a golf course. I do not play golf, but we chose this site to give us the advantages of less home maintenance, a godsend if you travel for extended periods. Also, having the house back onto a golf course and not … Read more

How to Add Structure to a Spring Floral Bouquet

I am sitting here observing the cresting of my spring plants through the dark soil. I am so happy to see those little green shoots. The chipmunks did not get all my tulips- I have a few planted in a yellow pot and they are starting to come up. Today, I moved the pot to … Read more

Why You Can’t Find Tasty Fruit & Veg

I was not able to plant my veggies garden this year. It’s now the height of summer, and I keep buying fruit at the grocery store and throwing it away after one bite. It’s either hard as a rock, dry as a bone, tastes bland or a combination of all three! When I was a … Read more

Climate Change- Caring for Roses in Extreme Heat

I have always had a rose garden in every home we purchased.  I moved to Ohio in the mid-seventies and planted roses which I thoroughly enjoyed. Roses do take a bit of work, and I am not the most caregiving rose owner. But I never experienced the problems with my roses that occurred this Summer. … Read more