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Stop weeds now

Along with the diseases and other pest issues that have been encouraged by the rain, weeds are also thriving.I have one piece of advice: Don’t let the weeds go to seed!Weeds have loved this weather and are extremely vigorous as a result of the warm temperatures and moist soil.It’s also ...

Tomato diseases enjoy our rains

Rain, rain go away! I have come to the conclusion that given the preference, I would choose drought over too much rain. At least with drought we can water when it’s absolutely necessary to keep our plants going.With the type of wet growing season that we have had this year, ...

Vinca and petunia disease troubles

The problems continue on many of our annuals and perennials; this has been a challenging growing season, to say the least.In the past few weeks I have written about beetles eating holes in the foliage and sawflies devastating roses.In addition, I am also seeing considerable black spot on roses. This ...

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Must-see: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick sell New York townhouse for $18.25M

Celebrity power couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have finally sold their New York townhouse for a cool $18.25 million. According to Curbed, the pair took a loss on the Greenwich Village home, which they purchased for $19 million as an investment property in 2011. They renovated the townhouse ...

Rose damage? Do this

Last week in this space I mentioned that Japanese beetles were just starting their feeding frenzy. Several readers responded by email alerting me to the fact that they seem to be scattered about the Miami Valley area.In addition I talked about the flea beetles on various perennials, and, likewise, many ...

Beetles mess up flower gardens

I like The Beatles. I like Volkswagen Beetles. I like ladybeetles. But I really am sick and tired of flea beetles. And now the Japanese beetles are coming to annoy me next.I am guessing that some of you might be dealing with flea beetles and may not know it. There ...

Bagworm check best done now

If you have had bagworms on your evergreen shrubs in the past, it’s time to start monitoring them for the newly hatched caterpillars.I would suspect that you might find the tiny caterpillars feeding on the needles and foliage of arborvitae, spruce, junipers and other evergreens. You might also find them ...

Managing wildlife in the landscape

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned wildlife in the landscape and had a lot of feedback and comments from readers about the problems they have had in their landscape and gardens. I could sense the frustration and have the same feelings!When it comes to managing wildlife pests in the ...

Mary Benasutti and her fiance, Trevor Gay, outside their 314-square-foot home in Spring Valley. CONTRIBUTED

Tiny House Jamboree part of Dayton Dwell

The historic Hook Estate in Dayton boasts 12,000 square feet of living space. The mansion will be surrounded by much smaller houses during Dayton Dwell: A Celebration of Home.The Old House Fair will combine with the Tiny House Jamboree and the 2015 Homearama Touring Edition for a wide range of ...

Eight gardens will be featured in the tour hosted by the Patterson Park Garden Club. CONTRIBUTED

The red, white and blue petunias

One hundred and thirty years ago, Fredonia, Wis., teacher BJ Cigrand arranged for the students to observe June 14 as the “Flag Birthday.” It was the 108th anniversary of the adoption of the stars and stripes. Four years later, a New York City teacher, George Balch, planned ceremonies for “Flag ...

Time to prune pines

Do you know the difference between a pine and a spruce or other evergreen? And do you know why it’s important to be able to determine the difference?It’s very important to know the difference, especially if you are planning on pruning your pines.Regular readers of my column know that I ...

Organic goes beyond no pesticides

When talking to gardeners, you quickly learn that there are all approaches and philosophies to pest control in the landscape and garden. Some prefer to use no pesticides at all; others use them sparingly, while others use them on a regular basis.There is a lot of interest in organic gardening ...

Must-see: Regina George's 'Mean Girls' mansion hits market for $14.8M

So fetch! The Toronto mansion featured as Regina George's home in the 2004 comedy "Mean Girls" has hit the market for $14.8 million, the CBC reports. >> PHOTOS: Regina George's 'Mean Girls' mansion listed for $14.8M >> PHOTOS: 'Mean Girls': Where are they, 10 years later? According to the listing with ...

Flowers for Memorial Day

Decorating graves on Memorial Day with flowers is an old custom that continues today. Flower used on graves are usually those that are in bloom right now that can be picked from the garden.Two popular flowers that are in bloom right now are iris and peony. Generally speaking, they hit ...

Must-see: Texas' massive Waggoner Ranch listed for $725 million

Have $725 million to spare? Well, northern Texas' historic Waggoner Ranch – established in 1849 and one of the largest ranches in the nation – could be yours. >> PHOTOS: Texas' Waggoner Ranch hits market for whopping $725M According to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com and the Houston Chronicle, the 510,527-acre property features 58 homes, thousands of ...

Annoying helicopters making a mess

Ohio State University Extension office phones are ringing off the hook this week with phone calls regarding the unusual amount of maple helicopters (seeds) flying about the landscape.Some are concerned that this means the trees are under stress, others are wondering when it’s going to end!Silver and red maples bloom ...

Beyonce, left, and Jay-Z arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Are Beyonce and Jay Z buying a house in New Orleans?

They're on the run again. Music's most powerful couple are rumored to have purchased a home in New Orleans' Garden District, according to Curbed New Orleans. It's not just any home, either. A Spanish baroque mansion with three stories and 26-foot-high ceilings, it was originally originally a church and then ...

Hanging baskets: Help them last

Last weekend was absolutely fantastic to work outside in the yard! Many were mulching, mowing and making the landscape beautiful. Vegetable gardens were planted as well as pansies, snapdragons and other cool-loving annuals.Be careful if you couldn’t resist the urge to plant your tender vegetables (tomatoes and peppers) and annuals ...

Wildlife and when to act — or not

This is the time of the year that gardeners working in the yard find orphaned baby wildlife. And, because we are nurturers, we want to do something to help reconnect the baby back to its mother.Ohio State University Extension Wildlife specialist Marne Titchenell tells us not to do anything in ...

Attracting pollinators, here’s how

A few weeks ago I mentioned that honeybees are on the increase and things are looking a little better. A few readers requested a short list of flowers that can be used to attract pollinators.Most are familiar with honeybees and bumblebees; there are actually around 500 native species of bees ...

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