Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tree Expert

From Paul

This just in: Free Advice - SPECIAL STORM CLEAN-UP SHOW: Steve Sandfort, the Uban Forester, will offer tips and take listener questions about the best and safest way to clean up in the aftermath of last Sunday's powerful windstorm (( Send an e-mail )). Check out for further information.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The aftermath of Ike

From Terry
We've survived a weather oddity but not without some losses. The Civic Garden Center was not alone in the destruction of very large trees. We've lost a good chunk of the large Ginko, a very old Hackberry, several Spruces and this Sugar Maple. There are other trees that sustained damage which we have not yet completely identified as other trees have knocked them over and covered them with their branches and limbs. It's like losing an old friend when a tree dies and we are all saddened.
But as the old saying goes - when a door closes a window opens, and in this case windows of light will be shining through what once was a shady canopy allowing different plants and trees to grow, forming a new and changing landscape. After all, gardening is all about change - choices that we make or choices that are made for us by nature.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Cincinnati Cactus & Succulent Society Sale

From Terry

Cincinnati Cactus & Succulent Society

Annual Plant Sale of Cacti & Succulents:

The event will feature rooted and bare root cacti and succulents. A few possible varieties include Agave, Aloe, Cereus, Euphorbia, Opuntia, Crassula and Sansevieria. Sizes will vary.

Society members will be on hand to discuss care and potting methods, along with any other questions.

Announcement/Public Notice:

The Cincinnati Cactus and Succulent Society will be sponsoring a Plant Sale on Saturday, September 13th, 2008, in the lobby of Krohn Conservatory. The Sale begins at 11am and continues until 3 pm unless sold out earlier.

Call Pam Wilbers if you have any questions: 859-781-1132.

Items are donated by members and friends of the club.