From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson of Natorp’s Nursery Outlet. (Also listen to Ron on his radio show in Cincinnati Saturdays 6AM to 9AM on WKRC 55.) Open Thursdays-Sundays Until October 13! Hours: Thursday-Fridays 10am-7pm & Weekends 10am-5pm Plan for Your Perennials! When figuring out which perennials to plant in your garden, you will need to do a little research. With perennials blooming at different … Continue reading 6 Late Blooming Perennials to Plant
Waste not, want not. My friends Bert and Bob brought me a colander full of huge rose hips/seed pods from wild Maine roses. A few days later my neighbor and friend, Erin and I picked autumn olive berries. (They’re an invasive bush/small tree here in Ohio but the fruit is full of antioxidants and worth the time to pick). Both fruits are tart. So yummy. … Continue reading Wild Offerings: Rose Hip Jelly and Autumn Olive Berry Jam
This week with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show we chatted about the upcoming celebration Rosh Hashanah which literally means “head of the year”/new year in Hebrew. In some Jewish communities it is traditional to eat the head of a fish during the Rosh Hashana holiday meal. The wish there is that they hope everyone at the table will be at the head and not … Continue reading Red and Gold Beet Salad for Rosh Hashanah
RON WILSON Striped Oak Webworm Sep 18, 2019 Continue reading Yuck! We have these webworms – do you?
SCHOOL DURING BIBLE DAYS With the kids back in school, it’s fun to go back in time to Bible days and see how our children were educated during the time of Christ. In the Old Testament, you’ll find lots of references regarding how people felt religious training was important, so the primary purpose of education among the Jews was the learning of and … Continue reading Best Banana Bread
From friend, colleague and garden guru Ron Wilson Sep 13, 2019 Continue reading Bet you didn’t know Bees help pollinate flowers for your ice cream
TREES AND PLANTS ARE AN INVESTMENT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLANT YOUR NEW TREES AND PLANTS THE CORRECT WAY. HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS TO GET YOUR GROWING INVESTMENT OFF TO A GREAT START. DIG IT! Tip- Lay a tarp next to where you will be digging for easier cleanup. Remove sod from the planting area and soil from the hole. Dig a hole minimum … Continue reading Ron Shows How to Plant a Tree
I was getting ingredients out of the pantry to make a batch of one hour yeast rolls for dinner, when Oliver Phillips, my 10 year old neighbor, called. Oliver wanted to come over and “make something”. So he and I made the rolls together. I let Oliver do the measuring and mixing. “Does this seem hard to you?” I asked. “Not at all,” he said. … Continue reading 1 Hour Yeast Rolls – Yes You Can!
I published this a few days ago but some of you couldn’t find it. Here it is again. Oktoberfest German potato salad If you like a more tart sauce, add more vinegar; ditto with sugar if you like it a bit sweeter. I dug up potatoes from the garden. Some were red boilers, others were white bakers. Ingredients Boiled or steamed and sliced potatoes, kept … Continue reading German Potato Salad for Oktoberfest
Today I decided to try a recipe for “really the best gazpacho ever” shared a while ago by a reader. My reason for trying it today was that I harvested a basket of ripe tomatoes with spots or cracks and had to do something with them, and quick. So I cut bad parts off and plugged in my blender. I blended the tomatoes with red … Continue reading Spanish Style Gazpacho and Manchego Crostini