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Master Gardeners offer fall gardening class | General | hpj.com – High Plains Journal

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association will be having a free fall gardening class in addition to regular tours July 22 at 10 a.m. It may seem early, but it is time to think about another round of vegetable planting. Fall is a great time to grow veggies in Oklahoma. The class will be held in Room “C,” then move to our Demonstration and Teaching Garden,…

RIDEOUT: Weed control in the vegetable garden – The Gleaner

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Andy Rideout(Photo: Submitted photo) It’s a widely known fact that weeds are unsightly, troublesome plants. In lawns, they disrupt the lush, green, carpet effect we work to achieve. Even worse are the weeds that invade vegetable gardens where they reduce yields and quality of produce. Weeds compete for available moisture, nutrients, sunlight, and growing space.  They also serve as cover for insects, alternate hosts for diseases, and hiding places for rodents…

Gardening Q & A: What’s the dirt on potting soil? It’s getting complicated. – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Recently, on a rainy day, I found myself snooping around the hard goods section of a local garden center. I was astounded by the number of “potting mixes” that were available for sale. I counted 10 or so. And in one big-box retailer just down the street, I counted 18 different ones. Years ago, you’d be lucky to find two or three options. I find this about as difficult as…

Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland – CTV News

Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017

An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland. Slowly a smile lights up her face, erasing her previous stony expression — she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which often renders her emotionless. The sudden burst of happiness is one of the benefits of horticultural, or garden therapy, as it is better…

Getting started with gardening – Clearfield Progress

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

If you haven’t had a vegetable garden before, getting started isn’t difficult. Here’s advice from Allegria and Davina Ngeno, Alison Branz, Carolyn Hansen, Michelle Rush, Angie McLaughlin, Erin Kennedy, Dave Berry, Mollie Ward, Mercy Davison and Jay Tetzloff: Get advice from gardeners you know, walk to one of the community gardens and ask to speak with a gardener, call the University of Illinois Extension at 309-663-8306…

Master Gardeners offer fall gardening class – High Plains Journal

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association will be having a free fall gardening class in addition to regular tours July 22 at 10 a.m. It may seem early, but it is time to think about another round of vegetable planting. Fall is a great time to grow veggies in Oklahoma. The class will be held in Room “C,” then move to our Demonstration and Teaching Garden,…

Gardening Q & A: What’s the dirt on potting soil? It’s getting complicated. – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Recently, on a rainy day, I found myself snooping around the hard goods section of a local garden center. I was astounded by the number of “potting mixes” that were available for sale. I counted 10 or so. And in one big-box retailer just down the street, I counted 18 different ones. Years ago, you’d be lucky to find two or three options. I find this about as difficult as…

Ergonomic tools help the senior gardener keep producing – Bucks County Courier Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

As we get older gardening for aging adults can become more challenging. As Americans age they don’t want to give up their daily activities, especially gardening. Studies show there are many long term benefits, physically and mentally as a result of doing daily activities in the yard. Gardening is an easy and enjoyable way for the elderly to enjoy their leisure time. It promotes a more…

Water Garden Cafe’s Vegan and Meat Offerings Alike Are Welcome Additions to Cleveland, If Only They Could Get the … – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

click to enlarge Vegans must be a patient lot. Either that or they’re willing to put up with all sorts of complications just as…

Getting started with gardening – The Courier-Express

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sally Gambacorta, left, and the Rev. Mollie Ward, right, both of Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, discuss the new Advocate vegetable garden as volunteers work behind them.

Water Garden Cafe’s Vegan and Meat Offerings Alike Are Welcome Additions to Cleveland, If Only They Could Get the … – Cleveland Scene Weekly

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

click to enlarge Vegans must be a patient lot. Either that or they’re willing to put up with all sorts of complications just as…

Ergonomic tools help the senior gardener keep producing … – Bucks County Courier Times

Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017

As we get older gardening for aging adults can become more challenging. As Americans age they don’t want to give up their daily activities, especially gardening. Studies show there are many long term benefits, physically and mentally as a result of doing daily activities in the yard. Gardening is an easy and enjoyable way for the elderly to enjoy their leisure time. It promotes a more…

On Gardening: California’s Healthy Soils Initiative bringing change for the better – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

When confronted with an existential threat, it’s good to know that you and your elected representatives are doing everything possible to mitigate the problem. The most important threat imaginable is climate change, as we read frequent reports about the ways in which the accumulation of atmospheric carbon will bring (and is already bringing) changes for flora and fauna, including such fauna as you and I….

Hoosier Gardener: New book inspired by longtime gardening blog – Indianapolis Star (blog)

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

Carol Michel published her first book of essays about gardening earlier this year.(Photo: Provided by Jill Thompson)     Carol Michel has come a long way since I first interviewed her for this column shortly after she won the 2009 Mouse and Trowel Award for MayDreamsGardens.com, voted the best blog by readers from all over the country. “I love writing, and blogging gave me a way to write about gardening…

On Gardening: California’s Healthy Soils Initiative bringing change for the better – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017

When confronted with an existential threat, it’s good to know that you and your elected representatives are doing everything possible to mitigate the problem. The most important threat imaginable is climate change, as we read frequent reports about the ways in which the accumulation of atmospheric carbon will bring (and is already bringing) changes for flora and fauna, including such fauna as you and I….

On Gardening: California’s Healthy Soils Initiative bringing change for the better – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

When confronted with an existential threat, it’s good to know that you and your elected representatives are doing everything possible to mitigate the problem. The most important threat imaginable is climate change, as we read frequent reports about the ways in which the accumulation of atmospheric carbon will bring (and is already bringing) changes for flora and fauna, including such fauna as you and I….

Smart Gardening 101 Part 3: Smart Plants – Petoskey News-Review

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 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 plants. Smart Plants Adopting…

FROM THE GROUND UP: When you just don’t love gardening – The Trentonian

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

This could only happen to my friend, Amanda. Amanda lives in East Whiteland Township, in Pennsylvania. Last Sunday, she went outside “just to pull a few weeds” from her walkway. No need to put on shoes for that! But she managed to stub her toe on one of the pavers and cut her foot. It turns out that this was just a minor gardening skirmish;…

On Gardening: California’s Healthy Soils Initiative bringing change for the better – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

When confronted with an existential threat, it’s good to know that you and your elected representatives are doing everything possible to mitigate the problem. The most important threat imaginable is climate change, as we read frequent reports about the ways in which the accumulation of atmospheric carbon will bring (and is already bringing) changes for flora and fauna, including such fauna as you and I….

FROM THE GROUND UP: When you just don’t love gardening – The Trentonian

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

This could only happen to my friend, Amanda. Amanda lives in East Whiteland Township, in Pennsylvania. Last Sunday, she went outside “just to pull a few weeds” from her walkway. No need to put on shoes for that! But she managed to stub her toe on one of the pavers and cut her foot. It turns out that this was just a minor gardening skirmish;…

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