It’s that time of year when the slugs start showing up in the garden. Friend and gardening expert Ron Wilson of Natorp’s shares this information. Take a look – and now you know…. WHAT ARE SLUGS? Slugs are simply shell-less snails. Slugs (snails) feed on a variety of living plants as well as decaying plant matter. They have chewing mouthparts and cause … Continue reading How to Control Slugs in the Garden
Granddaughters Emerson and Ellery Violet jam One thing that has me smiling is how many of you responded with interest for making wild flower jellies and jams. My guess is while sheltering in place, you’re noticing what Mother Nature has to offer right in your yard. Like purple violets (leaves make a healing tea) and dandelions. Red bud blossoms. On my little patch of heaven, … Continue reading DIY Wild Flower Jellies and Jams
It’s about boxwood bushes and all the noise that’s going on with them. Here’s what friends and colleagues Joe Boggs, of Ohio State Extension and Ron Wilson ,Natorp’s Marketing Manager and host of “In the Garden” radio show have to say. Crackling Boxwoods – Buggy Joe Boggs Apr 14, 2020 Joe says:I posted a BYGL Alert on Boxwood Leafminer (Monarthropalpus flavus) back in March noting … Continue reading Snap! Crackle! Pop! (And it’s NOT Cereal!)
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
From garden expert and friend, Ron Wilson of Natorp’s and In the Garden with Ron Wilson on WKRC55 every Saturday from 6-9 AM.Ovalis – Bigleaf Red Witch Hazel – late winter red flowers Arnolds Promise Intermedia Diane Intermedia Continue reading Witch Hazel: Is it Blooming Yet?
Colleague and garden guru Ron Wilson, shared this information about honey bees surviving in the winter. Getting a beehive through the winter is the greatest hardship in Routt County (that’s a part of Colorado) beekeeping, said Bill Fetcher, who keeps seven hives between the Fetcher Ranch in North Routt and his home a few miles north of Steamboat Springs. “If I were a queen bee … Continue reading What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter?
Butterfly pea tea – photo Wikipedia Fish in parchment A few food trends for 2020 have really caught my eye. Among them is the color blue. No, not blueberries. Or even blue potatoes. Have I peaked your interest? Read on. Purple yams Ube is the new “it” root veggie — actually more purple than blue. It’s showing up in ice creams and donuts. Mountain spinach Orach, … Continue reading 2020 Food Trends and Fish en Papillote
Friend and garden expert Ron Wilson talked about Amaryllis and why you should buy them now (hint: I takes 6-8 weeks to flower!). So here’s what Ron has to say: This week’s plant pick definitely gives one of the best holiday and winter ‘flowering’ shows of all the holiday plants.And, it makes a great Christmas gift for anyone. So why is this our pick for this week?Because … Continue reading Buy Amaryllis Now for Holiday Bloom
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?