Side_Roads_620x180It was a pretty exciting week around the farm.  For starters, Old World Garden was featured by CBS affiliate WBNS-TV  for a news segment called “Side Roads Of Central Ohio”. We were honored to have the farm highlighted as part of the show. You can view the video segment here : 

A snapshot of some of the perennials donated to the Sensory Garden Project by the Union County Master Gardeners
A snapshot of some of the perennials donated to the Sensory Garden Project by the Union County Master Gardeners

We were also visited by a few members of the Union County Master Gardeners Association, who brought with them an entire carload of plants to donate to the Sensory Garden Project at the farm.  Ever since visiting in the early spring for a tour – the Union County group has become great friends of the farm and a big supporter of the Sensory Garden Project!

So through all of the excitement – the farm continues to be a work in progress. We thought today would be a good time to take a tour around the property and share some photos as we head into fall.  You can check them all out below.

Happy Gardening!

Jim and Mary

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Looking down at the barn patio from above the upper pergola area. The transplanted grasses have really taken off to provide a little privacy to the sitting area

Looking down at the barn patio from above the upper pergola area. The transplanted grasses have really taken off to provide a little privacy to the sitting area

The bees are still busy gathering pollen and making honey. If you look close - you can see one bringing back the bright yellow blooms of from nearby fields filled with weed
The bees are still busy gathering pollen and making honey. If you look close – you can see one bringing back the bright yellow blooms of from nearby fields filled with golden rod.
The beautiful bloom of Sedum - also a signal that fall is nearby!
The beautiful bloom of Sedum – also a signal that fall is nearby!
Our ol' Ford Tractor "Willie" takes a rest after working hard to mow the property
Our ol’ Ford Tractor “Willie” takes a rest after working hard to mow the property
One of our favorites to plant - Sangria ornamental peppers. In addition to great bedding plants - they make great potted and hanging basket plants - providing hundreds of tiny colorful peppers ranging from purple to deep red
One of our favorites to plant – Sangria ornamental peppers. In addition to great bedding plants – they make great potted and hanging basket plants – providing hundreds of tiny colorful peppers ranging from purple to deep red
The view of the garden looking up from behind the barn. We should be picking the last of the tomatoes this week
The view of the garden looking up from behind the barn. We should be picking the last of the tomatoes this week
The chickens are producing well - including this monster egg we plucked form the nesting boxes this past week.
The chickens are producing well – including this monster egg we plucked from the nesting boxes this past week.
One of the new ornamental pepper varieities we tried this year - Chinese Lantern Peppers. They are fiery hot - but add a lot of color to the garden and landscape with hundred of 1" peppers in yellow, orange, red, and purple.
Chinese Lantern ornamental peppers.  This is a new variety we tried this year that have done really well. They are fiery hot and sweet at the same time – and add a lot of color to the garden and landscape with hundred of 1″ peppers in yellow, orange, red, and purple.
The ornamental grasses have started to plume - another sign that fall is on the way!
The ornamental grasses have started to plume – another sign that fall is on the way!
The strawberry popcorn has grown well with all of the rain this year
The strawberry popcorn has grown well with all of the rain this year
The Cajun Belle Peppers turning red on the vine
The Cajun Belle Peppers turning red on the vine
The farm from the top of the hill
The farm from the top of the hill
The girls milling about looking for mid afternoon snack
The girls milling about looking for mid afternoon snack
Flowers fill the mason jars on the barn table
Flowers fill the mason jars on the barn table
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