Month: August 2020

GKH Sponsorship Winner: Weirton Christian Center Community Garden

Ever heard of Weirton? In earlier days, thousands of immigrants flocked to the little town of Weirton, West Virginia for steel mill jobs. The mills are gone, but the population remains a beautiful blend of nationalities, religions and cultures. One of its long-time residents is Master Gardener, Bob Marino. Bob grew up in Weirton. When …

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Plants For Shady Areas – Growing Deadnettle In Shade Gardens

Since I have a weird name, I don’t hold eclectic common names against plants. Consider deadnettle (Lamium maculatum), also called spotted deadnettle. The “dead” seems to make this plant a nonstarter, but it only indicates that the plant doesn’t sting like other types of nettle. Spotted deadnettle is a wonderful plant for filling in empty …

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