Gardens

Creating a peaceful backyard water garden – Total Landscape Care – Total Landscape Care

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Photo: yoshio9989/Flickr Water features have been popular items to have in a landscape for years now, but something customers may not think of asking about is a water garden. Unlike water features that just have water with plants surrounding it, such as fountains, water gardens actually provide an environment that can sustain and promote plant life growth within it. For example, instead of your customer just having a pond installed…

Grundy County inmates’ personal growth through gardening – WRCB-TV

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

GRUNDY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - A new gardening program for inmates in Grundy County is providing skills to help them work their way back into society more smoothly. “It’s just really made me stop and think about things,” says April Anderson. Tuesday is her last day of a two-year sentence. She ended up here as a result of a drug charge and she says the gardening program has helped her grow…

Creating a peaceful backyard water garden – Total Landscape Care

Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Photo: yoshio9989/Flickr Water features have been popular items to have in a landscape for years now, but something customers may not think of asking about is a water garden. Unlike water features that just have water with plants surrounding it, such as fountains, water gardens actually provide an environment that can sustain and promote plant life growth within it. For example, instead of your customer just having a pond installed…

Grundy County inmates’ personal growth through gardening – WRCB-TV

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

GRUNDY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - A new gardening program for inmates in Grundy County is providing skills to help them work their way back into society more smoothly. “It’s just really made me stop and think about things,” says April Anderson. Tuesday is her last day of a two-year sentence. She ended up here as a result of a drug charge and she says the gardening program has helped her grow…

3 cool gardening gadgets making your thumb greener – WSYM-TV

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Plants can be tricky to keep alive, but luckily there are some cool new products to help make your thumb a little bit greener. Kristina Guerrero has three growing options that promise perky plants, fresh air, all without a ton of maintenance. 1. Tertill This one is from the creator of the Roomba. It’s a robot that kills weeds. Every day it charges itself in the sun and when it…

Coral gardening is a boon to Caribbean reefs – UPI.com – UPI.com

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July 25 (UPI) — Coral gardening works, according to new research out of the University of Miami. In a survey of coral restoration efforts, scientists found laboratory-raised coral fragments benefit native coral species when they’re used to repopulate struggling reefs. As well, the corals from which the fragments are removed don’t suffer as a result. “Our study showed that current restoration methods are very effective,” lead study author Stephanie Schopmeyer,…

Vegetable gardening and hot weather – Huntsville Item

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Can vegetable gardening really be successful during hot weather? Yes it can. However, and that is a big however, you need to make a number of changes from your regular gardening format. Those changes need to include taking care of the plants in a different manner, but equally important is taking care of yourself in a different manner.  Clothes First of all, what type of changes…

‘Being out farming and gardening has changed him. My son has a life now’ – Irish Times

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Aileen McGee from Buncrana, Co Donegal, said she was a recluse this time last year. “I was a recluse because my son was a recluse. Cian is 19 and is severely autistic,” she explained. When Cian finished his post-primary schooling he had nowhere to go. “There was no follow-up, no phone calls no one asking what is Cian going to do now, no programme,” she said. The impact was dramatic….

Coral gardening is benefiting Caribbean reefs, study finds – Phys.Org

Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) are propagated within underwater coral nurseries to create a sustainable source of corals for use in coral restoration activities (inset). Outplanted corals have similar survival and productivity values as wild colonies, thereby indicating that coral gardening methodologies are successful in creating healthy corals for restoration. Credit: Stephanie Schopmeyer, UM Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science A new study found that Caribbean staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis)…

Get your kids interested in fruits, veggies with gardening – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FAIRBANKS — When children refuse to eat vegetables, gardening with them in the summertime is a great way to get them interested in fruits and vegetables. Planting can be accomplished in any place, such as somewhere sunny in your backyard or a container garden on your back porch. You will want to grow easy things such as lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and herbs, which are user-friendly plants…

Green-fingered Tottenham stars enjoy a spot of GARDENING after arriving in New York on pre-season US tour – Mirror.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris swapped his goalkeeping gloves for gardening mitts as he and the team got their hands dirty in New York. Fresh from their 4-2 win against Paris Saint-Germain, the Spurs stars arrived in Manhattan on Monday to help renovate a public park. The squad shoveled dirt and planted grass at the High Line, an elevated section of a disused railway-turned-public park. Defender Jan Vertonghen said: “It’s good…

Real Gs Grow Food: Meet The Man Redefining Masculinity Through Gardening – Vibe

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Meet Ron Finley, Los Angeles-based gardener and community leader. He takes hard soil and makes things bloom. And as far as he’s concerned, that’s what truly makes anyone – men in particular – original gangstas. READ: A Plant-Based Dominican Food Co-Op Opens In Washington Heights “Gardening is gangsta: Mother Nature is gangsta. Being educated, creative and self-sustaining is gangsta,” writes Finley on Positive.News. “That whole concept was about turning a…

Fr​ee Gardening Talk: New Extension director to talk pests – Pagosa Springs Sun

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

By Leslie WustrackSpecial to The PREVIEW The Pagosa Springs Community Gardeners will continue their popular summer-long Free Gardening Talk series presented by local gardening experts on Tuesday, July 25. On Tuesday, July ​25​, Robin Young, the new CSU/Archuleta County Extension director and agent, will discuss “Pests: Microorganisms to Bears.” The 4:30 p.m. presentation will be held at the River Pointe Coffee House Meeting Room, 445 San Juan…

Marshfield Fair organizers seeking gardening entries – Wicked Local Norwell

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Event organizers are seeking entries for gardening competitions at the 150th Marshfield Fair, from 2-7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the fairgrounds on Route 3A. Gardeners can enter garden flowers, outdoor containers, hanging plants and houseplants. Bring five blooms of any garden flower, including asters, cosmos, marigold or roses, to the fairgrounds. Flowers may be arranged in an old pocketbook, a watering can or a colored container….

Gardening by the sea – The Independent

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

“Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvest reaps.” Amos Bronson Alcott According to my old (copyright 1961) Taylor’s “Encyclopedia of Gardening”: “Gardening by the sea, to be successful, requires taking into consideration four important factors: wind, sand, salt spray and salt fog.” Even in modern day publications, gardeners are warned that because of environmental conditions, we have only a…

Kitchen gardening: Gurgaon women lead the way in growing vegetables, eating healthy – Hindustan Times

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

It is July and Seema Aggarwal Mitra, a resident of Nirvana Country in Sector 50, can’t wait to sow seeds in her kitchen garden. “The thought of the harvesting season makes me super excited as the leafy vegetables and herbs on my roof will make for an organic treat for my family,” Mitra, who took up kitchen gardening from the time she realised she had a green thumb, told Hindustan…

Gardening: Making most of rain will help your backyard and beyond – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

By Diana LockwoodFor The Columbus Dispatch Along with sunlight, soil and water are vital resources for all life — as gardeners well know. If your yard includes healthy soil and receives clean, plentiful water, then your job is easy. If not, it can become a never-ending battle. “We have interrupted the water cycle,” Sara Ernst, conservation implementation specialist at the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District,…

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