I recently read an article about stinging nettles, and was so intrigued by the potential health benefits that I decided to do a little more research on the plant.
 
By this time of year, gardens generally look good but problems seem to plague certain vegetables. Of all the plants in the garden, people seem to be most concerned about their tomatoes.
Fewer reptiles command such fear. My middle son Jeff discovered that when he proudly brought a snake into the kitchen to show Mom.
 
Some plants and trees love this wet weather we have been having. One family of those wet-loving plants is the willows. They are interesting additions to the landscape, but can be a problem if placed too close to foundations and waterlines.
Have you mulched this spring? Do you plan to?
As April leads into May, Ohio should soon be awash in the beauty of flowering trees.
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