gardening http://wvxu.org en How is your garden doing this summer? Our experts are back to help your gardens and lawns http://wvxu.org/post/how-your-garden-doing-summer-our-experts-are-back-help-your-gardens-and-lawns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Temperatures in the 90's one week, then it gets unseasonably cool, then we go days without a drop of rain followed by heavy downpours, and then there are the molds, insects, deer, moles and other critters to contend with. Many people consider gardening and yard work relaxing and enjoyable, but maintaining gardens and landscapes around here takes time, effort and experience. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 29437 at http://wvxu.org How is your garden doing this summer? Our experts are back to help your gardens and lawns How to get your gardens and yard back in shape after a tough winter http://wvxu.org/post/how-get-your-gardens-and-yard-back-shape-after-tough-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 27752 at http://wvxu.org How to get your gardens and yard back in shape after a tough winter Butterflies of Costa Rica at the Krohn http://wvxu.org/post/butterflies-costa-rica-krohn <p>The ever-popular <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn" target="_blank">Krohn Conservatory</a> butterfly show opened last week, <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow/index.php/special-events" target="_blank">“Pura Vida: Butterflies of Costa Rica” </a>runs through June 22. Krohn General Manager Andrea Schepmann and Regina Edwards, aka "the Bug Lady" at <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Parks</a>, discuss this year’s Krohn show, and what went into creating “Pura Vida,” a tropical hideaway of exotic plants, cascading waterfalls, colorful parrot fish, mysterious stone sculptures, and 16,000 butterflies. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 25577 at http://wvxu.org Butterflies of Costa Rica at the Krohn Spring into Gardening, at Last http://wvxu.org/post/spring-gardening-last <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It has been a long, long winter, and many of us can’t wait to get out and get our yards and gardens in shape. <a href="http://ces.ca.uky.edu/campbell/" target="_blank">Campbell County Horticultural Extension Agent</a> David Koester and Peter Huttinger, neighborhood garden coordinator with the <a href="http://www.civicgardencenter.org/" target="_blank">Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati</a>, share tips and advice on what to do now to give your yard and garden a solid start for the growing season.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 24829 at http://wvxu.org Spring into Gardening, at Last Calling all (potential) gardeners in Madisonville http://wvxu.org/post/calling-all-potential-gardeners-madisonville <p>If all goes according to plan, there will be 500 vegetable-producing gardens in Madisonville this spring.</p><p>Organizers of the <a href="http://sidestreams.org/?page_id=65" target="_blank">500 Gardens Project</a> want to make sure nobody has to walk further than their own yard to taste vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers and zucchini. Without a car, many residents cannot get to a grocery store easily.</p><p>The goal is that one in ten households plant a garden with the help of volunteers.</p><p><strong>To get a garden here's what has to happen:</strong></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 23894 at http://wvxu.org Calling all (potential) gardeners in Madisonville