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Blueprint Columbus vs Climate Change

Living near the Olentangy, one of Ohio’s 14 scenic rivers, has always been a pleasure. The river connects multiple parks within the Clintonville community and its buffer of trees provides habitat for a surprising amount of wildlife inside the outerbelt. 927 more words


water water fun with water

I love this garden.  Last I checked, the building was still for sale.

(I think I have upgraded my phone six times since this video….  Please forgive the limitations of 2012 smartphones!)


Betula jacquemontii

Botanical Name: Betula jacquemontii/Betula utilis var. jacquemontii

Phonetic: be-Tool-uh Jock-mon-TEE-eye

Common Name(s): Himalayan Birch

Family: Betulaceae
Origin: Western China
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf… 84 more words


Betula pendula

Botanical Name: Betula penudla

Phonetic: be-Tool-uh pen-DOO-luh

Common Name(s): European White Birch

Family: Betulaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Serrated diamond shaped leaves… 88 more words


Some inspiration from across the Pond

So we like to think we have some great green roofs and walls here in Brighton. Well, we do – but there are lessons we can learn from others including the good citizens of Olympia WA, San Francisco CA and Portland OR. 390 more words

Green Roof

5 wild plants for an edible rain garden

Sure, keeping rainwater on our properties is way better than having it wash away into storm sewers and eventually into our Great Lakes (picking up pollutants as it goes). 1,037 more words

Native Plants