Author Archives: Jenny Koester

A Cast of Characters Awaits

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Please excuse this around the bush approach to revealing the newest recipient of our Best Gardening Blogs distinction. You see, I was in a bit of a mood the other day. I wanted to garden, I wanted to read, I …

My Garden Skeleton

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I have been carrying this little secret with me for far too long now. It is time I come clean. When it comes to houseplants, I am all black thumbs.  For years I doggedly worked on growing houseplants. I needed …

An Unexpected Surprise

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I am still on a bit of a high from my recent trip to the Seattle Fling for garden bloggers. So many ‘firsts’ for me on this wonderful adventure I don’t know where to begin. If you have not heard of …

This Covert Garden is Hot

I waited all week to buy plants for The Covert Garden. I hoped to avoid plant shopping in the heat and it also gave me something to look forward to: a little garden reward for a good week’s work. I …

Wegerzyn Gardens, A Photo Tour

Wegerzyn Gardens is a great garden trekking destination.  After spending the better part of the day exploring the gardens, dodging a thunderstorm and simply enjoying the beauty of the flowers, I had far more photos to share than would fit …

Take Trip to Hayefield

A prolific writer and accomplished photographer is the newest recipient of our Best Gardening Blogs 2011 distinction. Nancy Ondra is the author and garden guru behind Hayefield, a blog based in Bucks County Pennsylvania.

Design Challenge

This landless gardener has been quite busy in the gardens as of late. How do you manage that? you may ask. Easy! I am a volunteer gardener with the Adopt-a-Plot program at Ault Park, a Cincinnati park just a hop, …

Natural Gardening, A Garden Journal

Some garden blogs tell the story of gardening like a university course in horticulture and others lean towards photojournalism. And then there are those like Natural Gardening by Lisa Wagner that read like a gardener’s journal.  About four years ago Lisa …