Monday, May 29, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Let me introduce you to our All-Stars

Here's the Line Up for 2017

Yes, the Chocolate Mint is my favorite, then Fresh Basil.

What herbs are you growing? Leave a comment.

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Oregano

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Dill

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Basil

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Tarragon

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Parsley

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Chocolate Mint
Chocolate Mint

Herbs in the Ohio Garden - Sage

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Are there 'Arisaema triphyllum' in other Continents?

The ever so charming "Jack-in-the-Pulpit", tell me my dear 

friends in Europe, Asia, Australia, & South America- 

do you have this interesting plant? 

Or is it the "duck-billed platypus" of the North American plant world?

These are well admired in Northeast Ohio. Probably as a child when you first discover one in the forest, one really appreciates there uniqueness. It is one of those youthful "wow!' moments of discovery.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Whole Lotta Rosie!

Just Kidding- Everything Going Green and the Wild Strawberries are Double the Size This Year.

It will be a few weeks before the most beautiful flowers in Ohio bloom.

Until Sylvia's garden hits its full potential, here are a few flowers ready for their photo op.

A pair of large flower blooms, soft purple pedals with a cream colured center

A close-up of a large flower blooms, soft purple pedals with a cream colured center

Bright and soft punk flowers in Northern Ohio.

Lovely small flowers, 2 varieties of pink.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wild Onions, Chocolate Peppermint , and Traditional Garden Herbs - Way to go Ohio!

In the ground and waiting for the sunshine.

Sylvia's garden now has an herb patch - 

it's going to be a delicious summer in Ohio.

BEFORE - nothing but holes

Picture of hillside herb garden being prepped, many holes dug in the ground.

AFTER - the Garden of Eden 

(sans pomme)

Picture of hillside herb garden- wild onions, chocolate peppermint, and herbs

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

If I asked you what color wild strawberry flowers are, what's your guess?

Bright yellow and the 5 days of rain

is blessing us with wild strawberries!

Is was so miserable with rain and cold I, for 5 days, I was looking for blueprints to build an ark. Unbelievably these little NE Ohio wild strawberries made it through the frost.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Whole Bunch of Rain Came Our Way Yesterday...

One inch of rain fell in one hour.

That's 25.5 millimeters for my metric friends.

Twinsburg stream photo before a hard rain.
Area behind garden normally looks like this.

Twinsburg stream photo after a hard rain with water spilling over its banks.
After a hard rain for one hour it changes dramatically.

I need one of these or do I need to build an Ark?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Herb Garden in Progress

Going to be a Great Summer with Fresh Herbs

Wild onions, Sage, Chocolate Peppermint to start.

There is a ban on rosemary & cilantro as my mom
can't stand the smell of those great herbs. :-(

Picture of Ohio Herb Garden- Wild onions, Sage, and Chocolate Peppermint

No room outside- get an indoor herb garden started!