January is for the Birds
This article tells all about how and why to feed winter birds in Ohio. It also shows you pictures of some of the common winter feeder birds you can expect, along with brief identification. And this page tells you what foods to offer to attract these birds to your backyard.
Winter weather in Ohio is cold, very cold. Temperatures are slightly warmer as one moves south in the state. But that is relative. The average low temperature for the state in January is 15˚ F (-9.4˚ C). Snowfall amounts are also deeper in the north (especially the northeast) than in the south.
You might think that birds would be absent in these harsh winter conditions. But no. There are many birds in Ohio in winter, even in your backyard. But with snow frequently covering the natural food, birds will quickly come to your bird feeder! …Read More.
In order to maintain a constant supply of evergreens, we begin a process called plant propagation every winter. In mid-December, we take small cuttings off or existing boxwoods, arborvitae, and taxus and stick them in a media mixture of 50% Perlite and 50% sand. …Read More
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2023 NGB “Year of” Plants
Each year the National Garden Bureau selects one annual, one perennial, one bulb crop, one edible, one houseplant, and one shrub as our “Year of the” crops. Plants are chosen because they are popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. …Read More.