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Marching into April brings hope

April 5, 2013 In most years, I write a column in mid-March listing all the garden tasks waiting to be completed in this busy month. Not this year. more »»

Getting started may be toughest step

April 3, 2013 For anyone who contemplates taking the entrepreneurial plunge, the most difficult question may be how to get started. Having one’s own business is the American Dream for man. more »»

Hard to go wrong with ‘house leeks’

March 29, 2013 Every gardener should be able to find space for a plant that is drought-proof, evergreen, propagates itself, grows well in sparse, poor soil, has interesting flowers, tolerates zero temperatures and... more »»

From prisoner of war to serving Patton

March 27, 2013 Old Glory is prominent at the Hickman home, decorating the countertops, cutlery and coffee cups, but the one that flies on the flagpole has been doing so since the flag-raising ceremony hosted by... more »»

In gardening, know when enough is enough

March 22, 2013 If you are a positive thinker, you spend much more time dwelling on all the wonderful things you would like to add to your garden than you do considering the undesirables. more »»

Two stars, one flag

March 20, 2013 The flag that flies over Cindy and Wayne Sendelbach’s home has been flying there for more than 35 years. Oct. 6 of this year, it will be flying five years longer than they have been married. more »»

Entrepreneurship important to our area’s growth

March 20, 2013 Business and government leaders at every level continue to search for ways to reverse the trend of slow economic growth that exists in many parts of the world, including Tiffin and Seneca County. more »»

YMCA steps up to help pool; you can help, too

March 19, 2013 Summer swimming in Hedges-Boyer Park is a Tiffin tradition. It is more than that. It is an important part of who we are and what we do. more »»

Hard to grow corn, but still worth trying

March 15, 2013 I need to write about corn this week because I will be sowing a variety this summer that is new to me. more »»

Embrace the good technology brings, gardening friends

March 8, 2013 Whether we like it or not, technology is a large part of our lives. My skills in this area are basic, but I have friends, neighbors and family who are able to supplement as needed. more »»

Working to keep wrestling part of the Olympics

March 4, 2013 Wrestling is a historical heavyweight among Olympic sports, and has a proud tradition in Ohio. more »»

Liven those unsightly brown spots

March 1, 2013 As I look out my window, all I see in the flower beds is dull, brown soil with a few sticks poking up. more »»

Designing a good garden depends on many variables

February 22, 2013 Very few of us get to design a garden from scratch. more »»

Catalog excursion delivers joy

February 15, 2013 You have heard of Happy Hour, right? Well, mine may be a little different from the one you are thinking of. more »»

Colors illuminate the year ’round

February 8, 2013 Each month of the gardener’s year seems to have its own color, cycling at random through the rainbow of hues that make up the annual calendar. more »»

Spring’s earliest wildflower here

February 8, 2013 After a long, frosty snow-filled winter, scores of outdoor enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the appearance of spring wildflowers. more »»

Catalogs giving her seed for thought

February 1, 2013 With great joy, I am able to declare it once again is time for the Great Catalog Scavenger Hun. more »»

Here are a few noteworthy things to consider for the spring

January 25, 2013 Every January, I begin a new notebook for the year, a place to take notes at meetings, programs I attend, interesting articles I read and so on. more »»

We cannot continue on road to increasing debt

January 24, 2013 I have been critical of Republicans and Democrats in Washington for avoiding the bold steps needed to stop the out-of-control borrowing and spending that has led our nation to the brink of a debt... more »»

Hot enough?

January 18, 2013 I received a newspaper article in today’s mail from my sister in England. The headline is “A watery grave for our wildlife” and the story documents the sad conditions existing in the south of England. more »»



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