Gardens

Climate of change ahead for gardening – U-T San Diego

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

In this Aug. 27, 2013 photo, these ears of sweet-tasting, bi-color corn were grown from seed in containers inside a hobby greenhouse near Langley, Wash. The Burpee’s “On Deck” corn matured in a little more than two months. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick) The Associated Press Share Photo In this Aug. 27, 2013 photo, these ears of sweet-tasting, bi-color corn were grown from seed in containers inside a hobby greenhouse near Langley,…

Celebrate 2014 with gardening fun at various clubs and events – Yuma Sun

Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013

Loaned Photo/Karen Bowen Gardener 1 Sharon Jessup stands beside her “Bird Carpenters” exhibit, a popular educational exhibit at garden club events. Loaned Photo/Karen Bowen Gardener 2 Edith Nelson admires Pecan Grove Garden Club’s unique bird houses, which will be for sale at the Home and Garden Show Jan. 10-12 at the Yuma Civic Center. Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 10:30 pm | Updated: 10:41 pm, Sun Dec 29, 2013. Celebrate…

Planning a vegetable garden? We’ve got a class for you – The Northwest Florida Daily News

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

If you have ever considered planting a spring vegetable garden, attend a four-week series to learn all you need to get started. This workshop series, titled Spring into Vegetable Gardening, will be held on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 14 and concluding on Feb. 4. The cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple and includes numerous handouts. Registration is online at: http://spring-into-vegetable-gardening-2014.eventbrite.com  “Gardening in this area…

MASTER GARDENER: Tricks of the trade: Inside scoop on gardening – Aiken Standard

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clemson’s Master Gardener training class is varied and intensive; topics include growing fruit trees and vegetables, tasks like pruning and composting and an overview of entomology (insects) and plant physiology. For most of us, the class is only the beginning of our training; it’s often said that we learn the most from each other and from our experience in the garden. Even though Master Gardeners develop expertise…

New Year: why not turn gardening into a fitness routine? – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

Chopping wood, shifting barrows of compost and digging will also raise your heart rate, but much routine gardening falls into the category of endurance exercise. This means that you work out for a longer period at a lower heart rate – and this consumes a surprisingly high amount of calories. Three hours of the more gentle activities, such as planting, weeding and pruning, consume the same amount as an hour’s…

Gardening Etcetera: Ode to 2013; welcome to 2014 – Arizona Daily Sun

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

If the truth was accepted about gardening in Flagstaff, there would be none. Those gorgeous sprays of pastel crabapple blossoms and magnificent cartloads of summer squash and tomatoes belie an underlying reality: gardening in and around our mountain town can be exasperating. No mention need be made of rogue frosts in June and September, shredding hail that hopscotches through our veggies at the height of the growing season, and an…

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

Can you suggest a hard-wearing hedge, preferably evergreen (maybe yew?), with edible berries as a barrier between my home and a busy road?You cannot have your cake and eat it. Well, you can, but you have to promise to spit out the seeds: the flesh around yew berries (Taxus baccata) is edible; the seed is poisonous. And I wouldn’t eat edibles planted on a busy road, because pollution is likely to…

Taxi crashes into gardening store on Oak Bay Avenue – Victoria Times Colonist

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Dig This gardening store on Oak Bay Avenue is open today but hoping for walk-in traffic only. On Friday morning, a taxi crashed through the store’s front door after running a red light and hitting two cars at the intersection of Foul Bay Road and Oak Bay Avenue. Store owner Elizabeth Cull posted a photo of the crash on the store’s Facebook page, writing: “A crashing…

Gardening with resolve: Reflections at year’s end – The Union of Grass Valley

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

A recent dinner gathering of gardening friends was an opportunity to share what worked in 2013 and commiserate about what did not. Ground squirrels and voles topped the list of challenges, but we were all quick to laugh and move on to plans for next season. Gardeners are optimists. You do not need to grow edibles to commit to healthy…

Gardening with resolve: Reflections at year’s end – The Union of Grass Valley

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

A recent dinner gathering of gardening friends was an opportunity to share what worked in 2013 and commiserate about what did not. Ground squirrels and voles topped the list of challenges, but we were all quick to laugh and move on to plans for next season. Gardeners are optimists. You do not need to grow edibles to commit to healthy…

Giants copying Padres’ vegetable garden, claiming to be first to have one – Gaslamp Ball

Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013

Way back in 2012 the Padres’ Head Groundskeeper Luke Yoder planted a vegetable garden beneath the batter’s eye and in the home team’s bullpen.  It sounded like a weird idea at the time, and if I’m being perfectly honest still does now.  But it proved to be a fun hobby for the groundskeepers who were probably losing their collective minds from mowing the grass a few times a day for…

Man fires flower seeded shotgun shells for guerilla gardening (Video) – Treehugger

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Done under cover and out of plain sight, guerilla gardening aims to green abandoned land with seed bombs, moss graffiti and clay grenades. Now you will also be able to shoot a 12-gauge shotgun to plant your garden too — thanks to Swedish marketing and advertising agency Studio Total, which has successfully crowd-funded the Flower Shell, a new kind of guerilla gardening tool that features flower seed-filled ammunition shells that…

Helen Yemm: a gardening glance back, and looking forwards to 2014 – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

The results last summer of so much more sun reaching the garden beneath were spectacular, particularly in the more open, lawned part of the garden, where I have a couple of deep, more or less traditional mixed borders. Heavily mulched with my own garden compost and imported rotted manure to help repair the inevitable disruption caused by the tree surgeons, and usefully rained-on until summer broke into its heavenly smile…

Guide to Organic Gardening App – Mother Earth News

Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013

Gardeners of all experience levels know that one of the joys intrinsic to growing food crops is that you’re guaranteed to learn more every year. Maybe this year you’re digging your first-ever organic vegetable garden, or you’re trying out a new-to-you heirloom tomato variety that — according to legend — will produce juicy, red fruits that weigh more than a pound apiece. Or maybe you’ve built a new compost…

Ask the gardening expert – The Columbian

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

I saw that you talked about keeping gift plants happy and looking nice for a long time. Can you please remind me? Yes, I will be happy to present this reminder. It differs with the type of plant you are working with. First thing: Hang on to the ID tag, as it usually has good plant care info for that specific plant. If it is a “Christmas blooming” type plant,…

Book teaches all you need to know about gardening – HeraldNet

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Akron Beacon Journal The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques teaches the skills involved in growing edible and ornamental plants, as well as specialty endeavors such as water gardening, greenhouse gardening and propagating plants.

Gardening: Resolve to create a healthy garden – Waco Tribune-Herald

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

While we are making resolutions to live a better life in 2014, let’s add a list of gardening resolutions to help us better succeed this year. 1. Prepare your garden beds well. Resolve that you will never plant anything in your beds without properly preparing the soil. Enrich the soil with compost prior to setting in young seedlings. Create raised beds with plenty of compost and good garden soil that…

Gardening Calendar – LubbockOnline.com

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Gardening series begins Jan. 8 – Eatonton Messenger

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

For gardners – or potential gardeners – who have issues with physical, time or space limitations, help is on the way. The Oconee Master Gardeners Association and Putnam County Cooperative Extension are teaming up for a four-part series on “Gardening with Limitations,” with second-Wednesday-of-the-month sessions from January through April.  “We will introduce you to the latest tools and methods which will help you continue your love for gardening,” Shawn Davis,…

Gardening | Use winter to get a head start on your garden projects for 2014 – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winter is the time gardeners unabashedly daydream about their gardens. For many of us, the imaginings are about our upcoming spring and summer gardens. The seed companies know how to set our thoughts in motion. In late December their catalogs start rolling in. They engage us with pictures of mouth-watering fruits and vegetables and abundantly blooming annuals and perennials – all without a hint of disease or insect pests. The…

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