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Galactic Gardening Can Relieve Stress in Space – Geek

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

In space, no one can hear you stress. As we prepare for the future of galactic travel, researchers are looking into ways to help astronauts cope with the anxieties of space missions. A new study from the University of Florida suggests the psychological benefits of gardening. Master’s student Raymond Odeh and horticulture professor Charles Guy determined that plant-human interactions can provide astronauts the same serenity they do on Earth. The…

This year’s Desert Gardening Community Day will be bigger than ever – The Desert Sun

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Learn which Chilopsis hybrids produce these fabulous red blooms.(Photo: Maureen Gilmer/Special to The Desert Sun) If you’re new to the desert, forget everything you knew about gardening back home. You’ve entered a counter-intuitive climate that breaks every rule you ever learned about gardening. Fortunately for all of us, two great entities have teamed up to create an event greater than the sum of its parts. They’ve consolidated horticulture in the…

Gardening: Paton brothers smashing records with their pumpkins – Sunderland Echo

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Everyone loves monster veg and last weekend four British records were broken, including the biggest pumpkin ever grown in the UK. Gardeners from all over the country converge at The Jubilee Sailing Trust Autumn Pumpkin Festival in Southampton, which is well-known for its mammoth veg. The event, sponsored by Thompson & Morgan, ended in triumph again for the superstars of the monster pumpkin growers, twins Stuart and Ian Paton,…

These seven gardening issues have readers stumped – Fort Worth Star Telegram

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Questions have boiled out like fire ants these past few weeks. Everywhere I’ve turned, these are the things people have been asking. Odds are quite good that one or more might even have passed your lips in recent days. Take a look.  “What is this obnoxious little weed? It looks like moss when it’s growing, then all of a sudden, tiny lavender-white flowers erupt all over the place. How can…

Gardening: Frost doesn’t put an end to garden chores – The Providence Journal

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

For me, hard frost is a day to mourn a little, to spend a few moments missing the summer that passed, for the tomatoes that brought me such great pleasure and the flowers that graced my table. By Henry HomeyerSpecial to The Journal Frost was late this year. It was nearly mid-October before we had a hard frost, one that murdered the zinnias and blackened the…

Space Gardening May Treat Astronauts’ Blues – Space.com

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Many people step into their home gardens for a bit of DIY therapy. A new study suggests that astronauts could also reap the psychological benefits of gardening. In short, space missions are stressful. In addition to suffering the physical effects of living in microgravity, astronauts spend long periods of time in close quarters to one another and isolated from the rest of the world. The weightless environment…

Gardening with Allen: It’s never too soon to prune most plants – The Columbian

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist. Email Allen Wilson at allenw98663@yahoo.com.

Gardening: Frost doesn’t put an end to garden chores – The Providence Journal

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

For me, hard frost is a day to mourn a little, to spend a few moments missing the summer that passed, for the tomatoes that brought me such great pleasure and the flowers that graced my table. By Henry HomeyerSpecial to The Journal Frost was late this year. It was nearly mid-October before we had a hard frost, one that murdered the zinnias and blackened the…

Gardening with Allen: It’s never too soon to prune most plants – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist. Email Allen Wilson at allenw98663@yahoo.com.

Gardening: Frost doesn’t put an end to garden chores – The Providence Journal

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

For me, hard frost is a day to mourn a little, to spend a few moments missing the summer that passed, for the tomatoes that brought me such great pleasure and the flowers that graced my table. By Henry HomeyerSpecial to The Journal Frost was late this year. It was nearly mid-October before we had a hard frost, one that murdered the zinnias and blackened the…

Space Gardening May Treat Astronauts’ Blues – Space.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Many people step into their home gardens for a bit of DIY therapy. A new study suggests that astronauts could also reap the psychological benefits of gardening. In short, space missions are stressful. In addition to suffering the physical effects of living in microgravity, astronauts spend long periods of time in close quarters to one another and isolated from the rest of the world. The weightless environment…

Gardening with Allen: It’s never too soon to prune most plants – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Allen Wilson is a Vancouver gardening specialist. Email Allen Wilson at allenw98663@yahoo.com.

Saying goodbye to gardening column – Kitsap Sun

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Peg Tillery(Photo: Kitsap Sun) Thanks for all the memories. It has been my extreme pleasure to have been writing about gardening for the last 20 years. I began my garden writing career in 1997 as a way to let people know about the Raab Park Youth Garden. That column was called “Kids Gardening,” and it ran each week. Next came “Dig This” every week for several years, followed by “Get…

Riggenbach: More lessons were learned this gardening season – Omaha World-Herald

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Want a low-water garden that’s pretty? Brentwood club has answers – East Bay Times

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

ANTIOCH — How to design a yard around drought-tolerant plants is the topic at a Brentwood gardening club meeting next week. Kelly Marshall, an expert in garden design, will talk at 7:30 p.m. Monday to Delta Informal Gardeners at Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second St. Visitors are welcome. The Clayton resident has turned her own quarter-acre garden into a certified wildlife habitat, studied garden design through UC Berkeley Extension,…

Ideas for fall gardening – WLS-TV

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fall is a great time to experiment and have fun with container gardens. Matt Hoffman, owner of Matt’s Urban Garden, visited the ABC7 studio on Wednesday to talk about trying different colors and textures in your planters. Hoffman talked about best practices for fall planting, as well as creative ideas such as using hay bales, cornstalks, pumpkins and gourds. Late-season mums are still available. Mums can be planted directly into…

Want a low-water garden that’s pretty? Brentwood club has answers – East Bay Times

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

ANTIOCH — How to design a yard around drought-tolerant plants is the topic at a Brentwood gardening club meeting next week. Kelly Marshall, an expert in garden design, will talk at 7:30 p.m. Monday to Delta Informal Gardeners at Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second St. Visitors are welcome. The Clayton resident has turned her own quarter-acre garden into a certified wildlife habitat, studied garden design through UC Berkeley Extension,…

Want a low-water garden that’s pretty? Brentwood club has answers – East Bay Times

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ANTIOCH — How to design a yard around drought-tolerant plants is the topic at a Brentwood gardening club meeting next week. Kelly Marshall, an expert in garden design, will talk at 7:30 p.m. Monday to Delta Informal Gardeners at Brentwood Community Methodist Church, 809 Second St. Visitors are welcome. The Clayton resident has turned her own quarter-acre garden into a certified wildlife habitat, studied garden design through UC Berkeley Extension,…

An aye for gardening – The Hindu

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

There’s always that doubt whether the food you eat is organic or not. But what if you could do away with the worry and grow your own veggies? Well then, it’s time to get familiar with gardening. What is gardening? Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants and creating green spaces. You could grow all types of plants – from fragrant roses to tangy tomato. What you choose…

GARDEN MAIDEN: This week, gardening is therapeutic – MyWebTimes.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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