Some Unusual Herbs and Clothes on the Line

I usually wait until Friday to send things out so I don’t bombard you with mail, but this morning was a perfect morning to take some photos of some of my more unusual herbs in my herb garden. My herb garden is divided into sections:  household herbs, medicinal herbs, culinary herbs and Bible herbs. Can you guess which section these came from? Clothes on the … Continue reading Some Unusual Herbs and Clothes on the Line

Oh Honey…..get yours from Poe’s Honey

The photos above are from our beekeeper (see Tony Poe with that beautiful honey from the hives) and also me – fresh, sweet, THE BEST, honey. The last photo is one from a Fox 19 TV show I did using honey to make healthful drinks, and of course, I used “our” honey. We plant all kinds of flowers, veggies and herbs and along with the … Continue reading Oh Honey…..get yours from Poe’s Honey

What plants can handle the heat?

Friend and colleague Ron Wilson, Natorp’s Nursery Outlet, gives this good advice on plants that thrive in the heat of a midwestern summer: As the weather heats up, you want plants that will thrive in the Cincinnati’s summer heat. The great news there are several plants that will give you that bright summer color and can handle tough growing conditions. Here are some of our … Continue reading What plants can handle the heat?

PLAN BEFORE YOU PLANT YOUR PERENNIAL GARDEN

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

Container Herb Garden for Mom

On Earth Day, I visited my granddaughters Eva’s and Emerson’s school. We had fun sharing seeds and plants and talking about being good stewards of our earth. The girls gave their teachers container herb gardens. A few had questions about growing herbs in containers. I’ve had requests from some of you about the same subject, so I thought it a timely topic.  Although I grow … Continue reading Container Herb Garden for Mom

DIY Mary Garden for Mother’s Day

Each week I chat with Matt Swaim of the Sonrise Morning Show. Today, since Mother’s Day is this weekend, we talked about Mary Garden’s. Here’s some fun information. A MARY GARDEN  Mary Gardens were started during medieval times and were usually gardens that were enclosed, often in monasteries.    I have always felt that an herb garden needs a statue of Mary, even before I … Continue reading DIY Mary Garden for Mother’s Day

Yum! Mediterranen Cooking Class with Yardboy and Cook at Jungle Jims

Tuesday, May 21 | 11:00am – 1:30pm With Rita Heikenfeld and Ron Wilson Through the years, this class has gained a cult-like following for anyone who wants to grow like a pro and cook like a pro! Cookingwith homegrown produce and herbs is an in-demand skill, so joinRita and Ron as they share tips and strategies on improving your DIY skills in the yard, garden … Continue reading Yum! Mediterranen Cooking Class with Yardboy and Cook at Jungle Jims