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Top gardening apps tested and recommended by the experts – Lincoln Journal Star

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

In this Aug. 3, 2017 photo, a gardener in Langley, Wash., is shown holding a mobile phone with app called “Like That Garden,” which is one of the many entries in the expanding field of apps designed to instantly identify unknown plants or butterflies from a photo taken by the phone camera. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Big ideas for small-space gardening – DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Clematis growing on trellis support. One of the fascinating things about gardening is its versatility. If you find yourself preparing to garden in a small space, you will still have many opportunities to create a great garden full of charm, drama and wonderful things to eat. Your new garden may be in a city backyard or in a townhome situation where you will be planting in borders and patio areas….

Gardening: Harvesting, weeding and other August garden chores – Allentown Morning Call

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

August is a difficult month in the garden. Most of the flowers are past their peaks. Annuals look ratty and it’s usually too hot and dry to plant anything. What are you supposed to be doing now? Harvest: All that work in the spring comes to fruition; harvest your crops often and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Share the excess with friends, relatives, food banks or trade with other…

Plain Gardening: Spanish Moss – WKRG

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

(WKRG)- This edition of Plain Gardening starts with a wizard-like Gardening Expert Bill Finch with his head draped in Spanish moss.  My mom said Spanish moss had bugs in it, and wouldn’t let me bring it in the house, but Bill says there’s nothing to be afraid of. Bill says Spanish moss is a beautiful plant that is almost an icon of the deep south and is actually a close…

On Gardening: Becoming familiar with succulents – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

An avid gardener I talked with recently mentioned that he and his wife are not at all interested in succulents. They have none in their garden and do not intend to add any. I wasn’t advocating succulent plants at that time, but I find their preference to be puzzling. In fact all plants store moisture to some degree; those we call “succulents” just have more…

Pottery gardening is appealing solution for small spaces – Victoria Advocate

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE MASTERS (Last session for 2017) • WHEN: Noon-1 p.m. Monday WHERE: Pattie Dodson Health Center 2805 N. Navarro St., Victoria • COST: Free to the public • Bring your lunch • TOPIC: “Preserving the Harvest,” presented by Carissa Wilhelm, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Health Specialist MASTER GARDENERS BEGIN YEAR 15 OF THE DIRT To our readers: Members of Victoria County Master Gardener Association voted in…

Presentation: ‘Seed Saving: the Benefits and How-Tos’ – Pagosa Springs Sun

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

By Leslie WustrackSpecial to The PREVIEW On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Pagosa Springs Community Gardeners are hosting Kelle Bruno, formerly of Seeds of Change Research Farm, who will present “Seed Saving: the Benefits and How-Tos.” ​ The presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the River ​​Pointe Coffee House, 445 San Juan St., downtown on the river walk, Bruno’s discussion will cover basic seed saving for…

Presentation: ‘Seed Saving: the Benefits and How-Tos’ – Pagosa Springs Sun

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

By Leslie WustrackSpecial to The PREVIEW On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Pagosa Springs Community Gardeners are hosting Kelle Bruno, formerly of Seeds of Change Research Farm, who will present “Seed Saving: the Benefits and How-Tos.” ​ The presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the River ​​Pointe Coffee House, 445 San Juan St., downtown on the river walk, Bruno’s discussion will cover basic seed saving for…

Presentation: ‘Seed Saving: the Benefits and How-Tos’ – Pagosa Springs Sun

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

By Leslie WustrackSpecial to The PREVIEW On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Pagosa Springs Community Gardeners are hosting Kelle Bruno, formerly of Seeds of Change Research Farm, who will present “Seed Saving: the Benefits and How-Tos.” ​ The presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the River ​​Pointe Coffee House, 445 San Juan St., downtown on the river walk, Bruno’s discussion will cover basic seed saving for…

Apps for gardening are getting better all the time | The Columbian – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gardening apps are getting better all the time, supplanting manuals and textbooks as the way people dig for information. Many university Extension services are developing digital aids to extend outreach to clients. • Purdue University Extension specialists, for example, have created a series of diagnostic apps — software programs for tablets, smartphones and other devices — for gardeners that provide solutions to dozens of problems for hundreds of plants. This…

Gardening in August – CaryCitizen

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cary, NC – The sun is blazing and rain has been scarce since July. What do in the garden in August? Start a Few Autumn Flowers Autumn annuals, such as Pansy and Viola, are beginning to show up in garden stores. Find a shady spot and start some in pots. Pansies Garden Hygiene Take advantage of cooler temperatures in the morning and evening to perform some mid-summer garden hygiene: pull…

Apps for gardening are getting better all the time – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gardening apps are getting better all the time, supplanting manuals and textbooks as the way people dig for information. Many university Extension services are developing digital aids to extend outreach to clients. • Purdue University Extension specialists, for example, have created a series of diagnostic apps — software programs for tablets, smartphones and other devices — for gardeners that provide solutions to dozens of problems for hundreds of plants. This…

Gardening apps are getting better all the time | Home And Garden … – San Mateo Daily Journal

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gardening apps are getting better all the time, supplanting manuals and textbooks as the way people dig for information. Many university Extension services are developing the digital aids to extend outreach to clients. “Extension apps provide reliable, research-based information,” said Christopher Enroth, an Extension educator with the University of Illinois, who evaluates gardening apps for their relevancy, customization and ease of use. “I’ve examined a few…

Gardening apps are getting better all the time – San Mateo Daily Journal

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gardening apps are getting better all the time, supplanting manuals and textbooks as the way people dig for information. Many university Extension services are developing the digital aids to extend outreach to clients. “Extension apps provide reliable, research-based information,” said Christopher Enroth, an Extension educator with the University of Illinois, who evaluates gardening apps for their relevancy, customization and ease of use. “I’ve examined a few…

Share Your Love of Gardening with the Union County Community … – TAPinto.net

Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Have you ever wanted to take your gardening hobby to the next level? Here is your chance. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County will train and certify you as part of their Master Gardener Program. Refine your gardening skills and channel your inner green thumb by applying for this program by Aug. 31. “If you are looking for expert guidance on community, school, and home gardening, I encourage…

8 gardening events not to miss: veggie garden workshop, orchid demonstration – NOLA.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Aug. 19, viewing, 4-6 p.m.; auction, 6-9 p.m., Marine Corps League Hall, 2708 Delaware St, Kenner.  The Greater New Orleans Bonsai Society hosts its annual bonsai auction, featuring a large selection of bonsai, starter material and pots.

Critically endangered staghorn corals are benefiting from coral gardening in the Caribbean – Mongabay.com

Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It’s not just the Great Barrier Reef — coral reefs around the globe are in decline due to climate change, ocean pollution, and a number of other impacts of human activities on marine environments. But new research finds that “coral gardening,” which involves planting fragments of nursery-raised coral on reefs in the wild to replenish depleted coral colonies, is playing a key role in the restoration of staghorn coral reef…

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