Annual of the Week - Dahlia

Dahlias can be a nice annual addition into Ohio gardens. Although a perennial in its native range in Mexico and Central America, there are consider annuals in Ohio. With a little extra work the tubers can be lift in the fall, stored over the winter, and planted the following spring. 
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Amy Stone

Ohio Local Foods Week 2018

Can we all agree that there is something special about the taste of a locally grown tomato – unless of course you don’t like tomatoes. The same can be true of other fruits and vegetables grown in our own gardens or produced by a local farmer. Beyond the taste, there is something to be said about food being produced in the region rather than shipped across the state, country or even oceans. There is a renewed appeal in local.   
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Amy Stone

51st Annual NGLCO Summer Field Day for Nurseries, Designers, Landscape Contractors and Vendors to be held on Tuesday, August 14th.

Nursery Growers, Landscapers, Designers and Vendors are invited to a fun-filled, information-packed day at the 51st annual NGLCO Summer Field Day at Chalet Debonne' Vineyards, Madison Ohio on Tuesday August 14th, 2018.
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Jumping Spider Diagnostic Challenge boggs.47 Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:48
Jumping spiders (family Salticidae) get their name from their ability to leap long distances with a single bound. These small spiders use their jumping talent to travel great distances, evade enemies, and pounce on prey.
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Joe Boggs
Kentucky Coffeetree: Tree of the Week chatfield.1 Tue, 07/31/2018 - 14:32
Kentucky coffeetree is a magnificent native tree for the summer and winter landscape. Enjoy its toughness, its stark beauty, its large compound leaves with tiny leaflets, its sturdy branching pattern, and its attractive pods and seeds.
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Jim Chatfield
Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio promote their history 1854-2018. dehaas.2 Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:23
Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio collaborated with Perry Local Schools to produce a video history of the nursery industry in Lake County, Ohio beginning in 1854 to Present
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Thomas deHaas
New OSU FactSheet on Growing Onions stone.91 Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:56
Did you know that the common onion (Allium cepa) is the most popular vegetable in Ohio home gardens? Onions are known to be adaptable, which helps onions to be grown in various regions and zones. Sabrina Schirtzinger, Extension Educator in Knox County, recently authored OSU FactSheet, HYG-1616, Growing Onions in the Garden. 
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Amy Stone
New OSU FactSheet on Hydrangeas stone.91 Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:10
There seems to be a growing interest in hydrangeas. Along with the new or renewed interest in this genus, there are some common questions about plant selection, pruning and care. Eric Barrett, Extension Educator in Mahoning County, recently authored an OSU FactSheet HYG 1263, Selecting Hydrangeas for the Home Landscape to help gardeners understand this group of plants in the genus Hydrangea. 
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Amy Stone