Gardens

Gardening this weekend? Beware of the compost – Medical News Today

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inhaling or ingesting compost may raise the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. If you’re planning to revel in some gardening this weekend, be sure to wash your hands after. New research finds that activities involving exposure to compost may increase a person’s risk of Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia most commonly caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, which is found in lakes, streams, and other freshwater terrains….

Parking lot turns into vegetable garden for refugees – KING5.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The lot behind Hillside Church in Kent will have 50 plots for refugee and other immigrant families to grow the food they can’t find nearby. (Photo: KING) Imagining an asphalt parking lot in Kent as a vibrant vegetable garden takes only a sliver of the faith for Nnaemeka Nwakonobi, who walked across one country after another for a new life in the United States. “I slept in the jungle, on…

Why gardening is getting a youth takeover – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

I had an interest in the great outdoors from a very young age. I can remember as a child watching mesmerised as hundreds of baby spiders emerged and spread themselves bravely across a web. I wanted to grow veg but my parents didn’t know how, so I threw carrot seeds in the ground recklessly, hoping for the best. While I tried to fit in as best I could at school,…

On Gardening: Healthy Soils Initiative for home gardens – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

A recent On Gardening column draw attention to California’s Healthy Soils Initiative, which is part of “California’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing carbon sequestration in and on natural and working lands.” The initiative is part of the state’s Climate Smart Agriculture programs, which include coordinated work on efficient water usage, conservation of farmlands, capture of methane emissions and alternative practices for manure…

Enjoy creative gardening during a free walking tour – Cache Valley Daily

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Garden and Solar Tour 2017 Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 4:30 pm | Updated: 8:48 am, Thu Jun 22, 2017. Enjoy creative gardening during a free walking tour Bill Walter cachevalleydaily.com | 1 comment A free event is coming Saturday afternoon from 12 noon to 3 p.m. in Logan. It’s an opportunity for residents to visit several different gardens and homes in a walking tour to explore some creative gardening ideas…

Smart Gardening 101 Part 4: Smart Vegetables – Petoskey News-Review

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Smart Gardening is a Michigan State University Extension initiative with the goal of cultivating better gardeners. The initiative aims to provide both novice and experienced gardeners with information and techniques that will save time, money and the environment. The Smart Gardening philosophy covers five specific areas: Smart Lawns, Smart Soil, Smart Plants, Smart Vegetables and Smart Pollinators. Today, we look at our vegetable plants. Smart vegetables…

Distinctive private gardens on display at URI’s Gardening with the Masters Tour – The Providence Journal

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The tour of 26 gardens around the region is about “looking at the beauty and miracle of nature, with a chance to learn new techniques and to talk with other gardeners,” said Alice Cross, a URI master gardener. By Scott TurnerSpecial to The Journal Here in Southern New England, the start of summer denotes the midpoint of the growing season. Irises and peonies are fading,…

Gardening with Allen: Not all roses earn finicky reputation – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Distinctive private gardens on display at URI’s Gardening with the … – The Providence Journal

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The tour of 26 gardens around the region is about “looking at the beauty and miracle of nature, with a chance to learn new techniques and to talk with other gardeners,” said Alice Cross, a URI master gardener. By Scott TurnerSpecial to The Journal Here in Southern New England, the start of summer denotes the midpoint of the growing season. Irises and peonies are fading,…

Smart Gardening 101 Part 4: Smart Vegetables | Outdoors … – Petoskey News-Review

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Smart Gardening is a Michigan State University Extension initiative with the goal of cultivating better gardeners. The initiative aims to provide both novice and experienced gardeners with information and techniques that will save time, money and the environment. The Smart Gardening philosophy covers five specific areas: Smart Lawns, Smart Soil, Smart Plants, Smart Vegetables and Smart Pollinators. Today, we look at our vegetable plants. Smart vegetables…

Distinctive private gardens on display at URI’s Gardening with the Masters Tour – The Providence Journal

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The tour of 26 gardens around the region is about “looking at the beauty and miracle of nature, with a chance to learn new techniques and to talk with other gardeners,” said Alice Cross, a URI master gardener. By Scott TurnerSpecial to The Journal Here in Southern New England, the start of summer denotes the midpoint of the growing season. Irises and peonies are fading,…

100 years of gardening – Lawn & Landscape

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Louis Palazzi Sr. helped his father grow his gardening business, expanding into heavy landscaping in 1958. Photo courtesy of Palazzi Landscape Gardening Palazzi Landscape Gardening is celebrating 100 years of business, from the time Augusto Palazzi started his own gardening company in New London, Connecticut, in 1917 to today’s niche operation focused on landscape renovation. Following is a timeline of key events in the company’s history. 1917: Augusto Palazzi begins…

"It is a drug:" The impact of gardening on the mind – Toledo Blade

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

You’ve heard it all before: Gardening is great exercise. It encourages you to eat healthy and use your back, biceps, shoulders, thighs, glutes, and hamstrings. Whether you’re digging dirt, planting seeds, or moving a loaded wheelbarrow around the yard, you do a lot of squats and lifting — and your muscles get a slow workout burn that rivals what a lot of…

Local students benefit from gardening program – Times Herald-Record

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Leonard Sparks Times Herald-Record @LeonSparks845 NEW WINDSOR – Tomato plants and lettuce, and kale and peas and summer squash sprout in plots outside Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor. While destined for the bellies of students at the Newburgh district elementary school and the food pantry at St. Patrick’s Church in the City of Newburgh, the healthy vegetables are not the only harvest to be reaped…

Squirrel snapped with gardening gear is clearly as nuts about gardening as Sun legend Peter Seabrook – The Sun

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

THIS squirrel is no Peter Seabrook, but like the Sun’s green-fingered expert it is clearly a dab hand in the garden. The rodent looks a natural with a watering can and wheelbarrow, which were among miniature props nature photographer Geert Weggen, 48, placed outside his home in Sweden. The pour man’s gardening expert The budding gardener was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as it used its miniature watering can, shovel and greenhouse….

Free gardening talks by local experts announced – Pagosa Springs Sun

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

By Leslie WustrackSpecial to The PREVIEW The Pagosa Springs Community Gardeners are sponsoring free gardening talks throughout the summer months. Local renowned expert gardeners will cover all topics related to gardening in the Pagosa Springs area. The talks are free and open to the public. The first free talk was held on June 3 at the Community Garden. Richard Miller gave a presentation entitled “Gardening 101.” The…

Gardening: Grow plants hostas in pots | Charlotte Observer – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gardening always surprises, and that is part of its charm. One of the big surprises of my gardening life has been how well hostas grow in pots. It’s a practice I learned from my garden mentor, the late Willie Royal of Charlotte, who loved hostas and looked for ways to keep his beautiful plants safe from pests, especially voles. I had not thought of perennial hostas as container plants until…

Tour in Orleans: Gardening secrets spring forth – Wicked Local Wellfleet

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

By Stephanie Foster   Let’s face it. Garden tours are not just about gardens. People like to see homes in dreamy locations, surrounded by conservation land with ocean or pond views and maybe a backyard pool. In other words, how the other half lives. And gardens. This year’s tour, Along the Garden Path, sponsored by the Orleans Improvement Association, on Saturday, June 24, doesn’t disappoint. It…

Gardening with children – WTVC

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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