Saturday, March 16th 1pm An awesome selection of tea with a lovely hostess! The Rock Pile is having a Tea Party hosted by Kim Plzak, tea enthusiast and wonderful person. We’re terribly excited about the upcoming opening of our new cafe, where we will serve excellent tea and we just can’t wait to…
Turkey Vultures are large birds, with a wingspan of 63- 72 inches and weighing in at 1.5-5 pounds. The females are slightly larger than the males, but otherwise the sexes look alike. Both have the tell-tale featherless red head, dark body feathers, gray underside wing-tip feathers, and a vicious-looking hooked pale beak. Vultures have no…
Woodpeckers are familiar backyard visitors and these two in particular are so similar we thought we’d help you distinguish which ones you may have at your feeding stations. Both the Downy Woodpecker and the Hairy Woodpecker are fun to spot and easy to attract: simply offer suet or our feed of the month (Woodpecker Mix)…
Look out for this irruptive species! The Red-breasted Nuthatch moves around the state in search of food. The Red-breasted Nuthatch behaves like the White-breasted Nuthatch, climbing down tree trunks headfirst.
A few years ago we talked about container gardening with bulbs, and customers loved the results. Follow the tips below and you’ll have great results come spring!
Time to plant a new lawn or overseed? Here’s the basics.
COOL FACT: The use of mowed areas around airstrips has allowed the Horned Lark to colonize regions where no other suitable habitat may exist nearby, such as heavily forested areas.
Didn’t get as much gardening done as you’d intended this year? Looking to enjoy some garden time without the searing heat? Fear not, you haven’t missed out yet! The Rock Pile carries seeds for both late-season vegetables and root crops
A treetop hunter of deciduous forests and suburban areas, the Great Crested Flycatcher is easier to hear than to see. The call of the Great Crested Flycatcher is a a strong rising “wee-eep.”
The Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica Newman, is the most abundant and important landscape pest in Ohio. The adults can be controlled by spraying susceptible plants with insecticides. There are several over-the-counter pesticides available at The Rock Pile.
There are several Deer Repellents on the market that are effective in deterring deer and we’ll be highlighting a few of them here over the next few days. To start out, let’s look at Milorganite.
A plain brown bird with an effervescent voice, the House Wren is a common backyard bird over nearly the entire Western Hemisphere. Listen for its rush-and-jumble song in summer and you’ll find this species zipping through shrubs and low tree branches, snatching at insects. The House Wren has one of the largest ranges of any songbird in the New World.
Spring is here at The Rock Pile Garden Center!