As I write this column, another winter storm is predicted. I took a photo of the outhouse when I went outside to feed the “girls”/chickens. All I can say is, I’m sure glad we’re living today and not years ago when all along our country road, outhouses were essential. So were cook stoves that used wood as fuel. I guess what I’m getting at is … Continue reading Diner Style Salmon Patties Amid a Winter Storm
Another helpful bunch of tips from friend and colleague and garden expert, Ron Wilson, .Home > Plant Care > Tree Care Guide As the largest tree grower serving Mason, West Chester, Ohio, and the Tri-State area, we know how to get your new tree sapling off to a great start. Here are our tips on how to plant your new tree: Here are some … Continue reading How to Plant your New Trees
Another great tip from friend and garden expert Ron Wilson. WHY USE COFFEE IN THE GARDEN? WAKE UP YOUR GARDEN WITH COFFEE! DO YOU THINK COFFEE GROUNDS ARE ONLY FOR ACID-LOVING PLANTS? OH, NO! IT CAN BE APPLIED TO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE IN THE GARDEN. TRUST ME, THE PLANTS AND THE EARTHWORMS ARE GOING TO LOVE YOU FOR IT! IF USED PROPERLY AND IN MODERATION, … Continue reading Why use Coffee in the Garden?
From friend and garden expert Ron Wilson. For those of you living outside the try-state Cincinnati loop, check out all Ron’s good info on the Ronwilsononline (his radio show) or Natorp’s. com site. SPRING GARDENING QUESTIONS SPRING GARDENING IS HERE IN CINCINNATI! It’s time for spring gardening! Our garden experts are answering the most popular spring gardening questions. “HOW SOON CAN WE START PLANTING OUR … Continue reading Tomatoes, Peppers, Pansies and your Spring Gardening Questions Answered
Spotting Bagworms Friend and colleague, and, of course, garden expert, Ron Wilson shared this information from his site today. I don’t know about you, but we have bagworms on our spruce trees and now, thanks to Ron, I’m going out and do some scouting. Jan 30, 2020 Ever drive by a tree and say to yourself, something doesn’t look right. Many Blue Spruce,Picea pungens ‘Glauca’,are … Continue reading Spotting Bagworms – Yes Do It Now!
Why plant in fall? Fall is a great time to plant for many reasons. The main reason is plants are shutting down their tops for the season and getting ready for winter. During this time, their roots kick into high gear. Did you know in the Fall plants develop more roots than any other time of the year? Check out Natorp’s site for all the … Continue reading Why Plant in Fall?
HOW TO PLANT THE PERFECT PERENNIAL GARDEN Good friend and colleague Ron Wilson, Natorp’s Marketing Manager and Expert, talks this week about planning a perennial garden. PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN When figuring out which perennials to plant in your perennial garden, you will need to do a little research. With perennials blooming at different times, you will want to plan your … Continue reading PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN
I remember one St. Patrick’s Day in particular. I was a first grader at St. Margaret of Cortona School. Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair. “Because I’m Lebanese”, I replied timidly. The real reason, I suspect, is that Mom couldn’t afford to buy green ribbon for us 8 girls. Sister chuckled and said, “You don’t have to … Continue reading Corned Beef & Cabbage, Champ & Soda Bread for St Patrick’s Day
I chatted with Matt Swaim on the Sonrise Morning Show about chicken and its ancient Biblical roots. Did you know chickens were originally bred for cockfighting? I’m glad some savvy person way back then thought they might be good to eat. Here’s a recipe perfect for a bone chilling day like today. It’s about 22 degrees with a chill factor of 15. See how my blankets … Continue reading A Chicken Corn Chowder Kind of Soup Day