Pumpkin Blossoms

Sometimes, pumpkins misbehave. The three pumpkin vines in my garden gave me only one giant gourd this year. (In their defense, I didn’t want pumpkins to begin with—because I use compost, I normally end up with a wider variety of plants in my garden bed than expected.) The pumpkins flowered fruitlessly all through August. By … More Pumpkin Blossoms

Forget-Me-Nots: A Lovely Addition to Any Garden

The wispy, baby blue forget-me-not is a flower Ohioans can easily encounter in a neglected parking lot or on a hike. Its small, sprawling vines give rise to rounded bundles of flowers in mid spring, and some varieties, especially the weedier types, keep the flowers until late into summer—although the blooms look rather grizzled by … More Forget-Me-Nots: A Lovely Addition to Any Garden