Gardens

On Gardening: Destroying orange petunias the right move – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

In mid-May of this year, flower nurseries throughout Europe and the United States destroyed uncounted thousands of healthy flowering plants, in compliance with government orders. This might shock gardeners, but it could the right move. This story began thirty years ago at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, when genetic engineers inserted a maize gene into petunias, leading to the development of a petunia in…

Gardening: Chelsea Flower Show was a showcase supreme – News … – The Providence Journal

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

For years I’ve dreamed of going to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. This year I finally went. Air ticket prices are down dramatically, the dollar is strong, and I decided there was no better time than now to cross off yet another item on my bucket list. It was well worth the effort. By Henry HomeyerSpecial to The Journal For years I’ve dreamed of going…

You Can Grow It: Straw bale gardening – KTVB

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017

Straw bale gardening is the latest thing in home gardening. BOISE – What if you could grow a garden anywhere, even in poor soil or on concrete, and you never have to do any weeding?  Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it.  But it’s the latest gardening technique that’s fast becoming popular around the country. Garden master Jim Duthie tells us all about straw bale gardening, and how it might…

Gardening: Chelsea Flower Show was a showcase supreme – The Providence Journal

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017

For years I’ve dreamed of going to the Chelsea Flower Show in London. This year I finally went. Air ticket prices are down dramatically, the dollar is strong, and I decided there was no better time than now to cross off yet another item on my bucket list. It was well worth the effort. By Henry HomeyerSpecial to The Journal For years I’ve dreamed of going…

WSU series teaches gardening – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017

Four Vancouver families living in homes built in partnership with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity have already experienced the community’s enthusiastic willingness to help. They will have another taste of that neighborly spirit this summer. They are the people who will work with Clark County Master Gardeners and community volunteers to design and install garden spaces on their properties. For the second consecutive year, the WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener…

A Gardening Book for Those Who Hate Gardening Books – The New Yorker

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When we are messing about in the soil, each of us experiences the same disappointments and pleasures. So why isn’t garden-writing universal?CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY KAREN ROBINSON / EYEVINE / REDUX Dear famous gardening writers: please shut up. Of course you mean well. We, your tentative, inexperienced readers, shy of hosepipe and clumsy of secateur, appreciate your attempts to make our lives more beautiful. We share your fantasies of roses, zinnia, clematis;…

June gardening calendar review – Valleyjournal

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Home > Opinion > Columns   courtesy photo Heirloom morning glory called Grandpa Ott’s Issue Date: 5/31/2017Last Updated: 5/31/2017 10:16:40 AM | This month you can transplant out tender vegetables,…

Gardening brings taste of home to refugee families in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Leafy mustard greens might taste sour to native Chicagoans, but to Uma Mishra, their flavor is a reminder of home-cooked dinners in Bhutan. The greens fill her rectangular plot at the Global Garden Refugee Training Farm in the Albany Park neighborhood, where a community organization has transformed an empty lot into patches of soil where refugee families can farm. Against the backdrop of a new political climate, in which President…

Unwind with a water garden – Greenville News

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An ornamental and functional shed offers a bit of nostalgic and rustic charm to the eclectic garden.(Photo: Marian St. clair) Claim a comfy spot on Robin and Jim Willis’s covered patio where the sound of cascading water and birdsong fills the garden and within minutes the stress of the day will evaporate. A great place for relaxation and contemplation, this outdoor room and its adjoining koi-filled pond is also a…

Gardening events starting May 30 – The Daily Progress

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Gardening: Patience pays off with delectable summer vegetables – The Daily Progress

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Get Into The Green: Spring Gardening Show – Vermont Public Radio

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It’s our annual spring gardening show! Most parts of Vermont still aren’t technically past frost danger, but it’s a great time to get into the garden and there are plenty of cold hardy vegetables you might already even be harvesting. We’re joined by gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi. Post your gardening questions below, or email us at vermontedition@vpr.net. Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 27, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

The thing is… Your 30 second guide to everything: Gardening – Irish Independent

Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017

Why Now: Because it’s summer and therefore far more fun out there than the autumn or early spring shifts, when everything is brown and dead-looking. And because some of us may be approaching the age when gardening, mysteriously, assumes the kind of appeal that drugs and early houses once had. How: There are two answers to this: on the one hand, you can just get out there with a basic…

Growing herbs – Herald Review

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Chuck Martin: Straw bale gardening – Midland Daily News

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Caption Close Everyone has passions. Some of the more common passions are music, food, exercise, pets, travel, sports and gardening. When we find our passion our minds center in on those desires and we become creative. We find ways to fulfill our passions. I have witnessed how passions motivate our creativity in gardening. Roof top gardens, container gardens, vertical gardens, raised beds, pallet gardens and even plants in urinals have…

Gardening: Tough-as-nails beauties thrive here – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

By Diana LockwoodFor The Columbus Dispatch The Midwest isn’t the easiest place to grow beautiful plants. It’s usually too hot — unless it’s too cold; precipitation consistently misses the sweet spot; and a new garden pest is always lurking over the horizon. So advice from a leading public garden can provide much-needed inspiration — such as this list of “best plants for your Midwestern garden” from…

Garden Wise: In praise of gardening and master gardeners … – Twin Falls Times-News

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Home Front: Garden design tips from a lawyer – Irish Times

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

THE LAW OF GARDENING Emma Neville has been practising law for almost two decades, specialising in personal injuries and family law. But she also has another, more relaxing role: the Cork solicitor is the founder of Gorgeous Gardens, a design company offering creative solutions to issues of a less taxing kind – such as what border would work best in a particular environment and where would be the most fertile…

Gardening: How to grow big tropicals, like elephant ears – Allentown Morning Call

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Q: I planted elephant ears I bought at Home Depot about three weeks ago and still see nothing growing. Did I plant too soon? Do you suggest starting them indoors? I keep wanting to dig them up and see what’s going on. Should I? I fell in love with these tropical giants last summer when I bought a whole bag of tubers at a yard sale in Emmaus from a…

Getting Started with Flower Gardening: Tips for the Novice Gardener – Akron Beacon Journal

Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017

You can picture it in your mind’s eye: lush expanses of colorful flowers brightening you backyard from spring through summer. It all sounds wonderfully inviting. For the novice gardener, it also may seem overwhelming. The good news is that you don’t have to start big to have a pleasing patch of color outside your window. It’s okay, and advisable, to start small and get your feet wet—or in this case,…

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