Plant Profile – Supertunia

The Supertunia is a variety of the Petunia, which is a Summer annual.  This means it will not come back on its own next year.  The Supertunia is self-cleaning, vigorous and in my opinion, the best Petunia on the market. Supertunias have mounding habits that can reach...

Plant Profile – Jack Pear

The Jack Pear is a one of a kind ornamental tree.  Beautiful white blooms appear in early Spring before the leaves come out.  Mine is blooming now and it is full of beautiful blossoms. It also has a golden fall color with hues of red.  It is ideal for urban...

When It Rains, Look For Rainbows

What a year this has been so far. According to the records, this is the wettest year in Ohio’s history in 129 years. Now that we are down to only being rained out once per week, everything is going fairly smoothly. However, all the rain this Spring has brought around...

Bugs that Bug Me – Yellow Jacket

If you see a cloud of insects hovering over a hole in the lawn, a hollow tree or a gap in a wall, proceed with caution. If they are chubby and fuzzy, they’re probably peace-loving ground bees that mean you no harm. However, if they are the sleek and shiny wasp...

Bugs That Bug Me – Ticks

Ticks are blood feeding parasites that can significantly impact the quality of life and health of humans and their pets. There are three tick species in Ohio that are medically important as they can transmit diseases. They are called hard ticks because they have a...

Bugs That Bug Me – Mosquitoes

I don’t know about you all, but the mosquitoes at our house have been atrocious this year.  They are plentiful and they are voracious – my poor 8 year old is mosquito attractant and they enjoy feasting on her.  Mosquitoes belong to the same family as flies.  They have...