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Plant Mums Early For Success

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Steve BoehmeHave you planted hardy mums that never came back the next year? One secret to success is to buy them before they bloom and plant them right away. The sooner you plant mums the happier they’ll be. Mums that are trapped in a small pot for too long, or allowed to dry out, rarely come back the following year. If your goal is to have hardy perennial mums, you should treat them as you would any other container-grown flower or vegetable plant.

 

Do You HATE Your Landscaping?

Steve BoehmeAre you a homeowner who is dissatisfied with your landscaping? Perhaps you’ve been living with the shrubs your builder installed “way back when”, or landscaping done by the previous owner. Perhaps you’ve nibbled your way to your present situation in many small steps, afraid to do anything really bold. Most likely you have a plant collection instead of a landscape.

7 days 22 hours ago | | | Email

When, Where, How and Why to Water

Steve BoehmeNewly planted shrubs, perennials and trees struggle to get established when temperatures are in the 90’s and drying winds keep us busy with supplemental watering. Proper watering is an important part of gardening. Lasting damage can occur when leaves and stems wilt. Regular watering helps keep plants and trees growing. Flower and fruit the following spring will be much better with regular watering, and so will fall color.

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Redding-Wood, engagement

Lyndsey Redding, of Columbus, and John Wood, of Urbana, have recently announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Jane Redding, Portsmouth. Her fiancé is the son of Tim and Pat Wood, Forest. The couple will exchange vows August 16 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Columbus. Redding is a 2004 graduate of Clay High School and a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is an Information Associate wit...

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ODOT District 9 Weekly Travel Report

For the week ending August 9, 2014: The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.comDistrictwide

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Perennials: “P” Is For Permanent

Steve BoehmeMany people are confused by the words “annual” and “perennial”. A good way to remember the difference is that perennial starts with “P” just like the word “permanent”.

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Redding-Wood, engagement

Lyndsey Redding, of Columbus, and John Wood, of Urbana,...

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Junior Golf Clinic Scheduled

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