KENTUCKY ARTICLE ARCHIVE

Below you will find our growing collection of Kentucky-specific articles. Enjoy!

DON’T CRY OVER SPILLED WINE

‘Spilled Wine’ weigela Story by Andrea Dee Spilled Wine weigela pours color and character into the landscape. Its magnificent magenta flowers carpet dark purple black wavy foliage from late spring into summer. The foliage holds its vivid color through summer into fall, contrasting nicely with companion chartreuse- and dark-green-leafed shrubs. Similar to other weigelas, hummingbirds …

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ANNUAL SPRING FLING

Creative ways to incorporate annuals in your Kentucky garden Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts basilbecky.blogspot.com So here we are in spring, excited and ready to dig into another year of gardening. I have my list of projects ready and am feeling smug about all I accomplished during the fall of last season. But …

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FIFTEEN FIXES FOR KENTUCKY VEGGIE GARDENS

15 problems solved in your warm-season vegetable garden Story and Photos by Andrea Dee Gardening in Kentucky presents some unique challenges. Here is a sampling of common problems in the summer veggie garden and some ideas for solving them. 1. Deterring Deer A deer gracefully grazing in a meadow is a beautiful sight. Though their …

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SUMMER SQUASH

Colorful and healthy, these warm-weather veggies liven up your garden and dinner table Story by Rodney Wilson One of my earliest memories of gardening isn’t, in fact, from my own plot, but rather that of my childhood neighbor, an elderly gentleman who lived across the street. Every summer, his tilled backyard would be filled to …

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TIGER EYES SUMAC

Story and Photos by Andrea Dee A rich, golden-leafed form of cutleaf stag horn sumac makes a bold statement in the landscape. Its upright branching form shows off draping deeply serrated chartreuse to yellow foliage and contrasting rose-hued stems. As if that isn’t dramatic enough, the foliage flames orange to red during the fall before …

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MINDFUL GARDENING

Blessed be the gardens that bind us Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts basilbecky.blogspot.com April always brings an awakening of new growth in the garden. It is a time when the greens seem so fresh and the first bits of color burst forth in all their glory. I love this time of year; it …

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BOONE COUNTY ARBORETUM

Inspiration inside a northern Kentucky park Story by Rodney Wilson  Photos by Carla Wilson While publications such as this one do great work explaining the methods and manners of growing small plants in a controlled and beneficial manner, there’s much more to the botanical kingdom than just garden-variety flowers and plants. And with our very …

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STREET APPEAL

Eye-catching landscaping features that pull you in from the road Story and Photos by Rebecca Stoner Kirts basilbecky.blogspot.com Have you ever been driving around and spied that house, the one that makes you want to go in and see more right from the street? It is not really what is up by the house, it …

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RED HORSE-CHESTNUT

Story and Photos by Andrea Dee For the garden that has everything, and a little space to spare, this spring show stopper is a fun specialty selection. Red horse-chestnut tree is a cross between red buckeye (A. pavia) and horse-chestnut (A. hippocastanum). Flowering with pink to rose red conical clusters and exhibiting coarse, dark green …

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