Cooperative extension orchard helps educate adults and kids in gardening – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A 1-acre facility in North Las Vegas serves its surrounding community through researching and demonstrating fruit production under Nevada’s desert climate. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Research Center & Demonstration Orchard, 4600 Horse Drive, tests and demonstrates a variety of tree fruits and vegetables such as grapes, blackberries, strawberries and nopales. “The orchard has been here for the past 20 years,” said M.L. Robinson, horticulture specialist at the orchard. “We…

UK gardening businesses are blooming as more customers choose to buy local – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Now, more than ever, customers are turning away from products that have been sourced and shipped from the other side of the world, and choosing instead to invest in good quality local produce that has the home-grown touch. This is creating opportunities for home-based entrepreneurs with a green thumb and a patch of garden going spare. Keen gardener and former international banker Steve Page, based in Eltham, south-east London, started…

Meet the Artist: John Newman Garden Design – WFDD

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We may have another cold snap in our future, but for now early spring is in the air. For acclaimed garden designer John Newman that means Cornus, Hamamelis, and Thymelaeaceae. They’re better known as dazzling dogwoods, wonderful witch-hazel, and exciting edgeworthia, and in just a few weeks you’ll be able to see the fruits of John’s labors at the height of their spring season glory throughout Winston-Salem. John Newman Garden…

Gardener: Tips for getting a jump on the gardening season, part 1 – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014

There is a season for everything, but this is ridiculous. Winter shows no signs of letting up in many parts of the country, and many people I know are “done with winter” as I’ve heard many times lately. Out of patience, many of us will try to defy the odds, throw care to the wind and accelerate the beginning of the planting season with reckless abandon. Fortunately the downside of…

Expert digs up tips for all-weather gardening – Mason City Globe Gazette

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014

MASON CITY | Being a weather-resistant — or all-weather — gardener is a skill worth cultivating in North Iowa, attendees at a gardening workshop were told Sunday at the Home and Landscaping Show. “It’s what to do when Mother Nature doesn’t play well with others,” said John Sjolinder, a gardener and executive director of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Cerro Gordo County. To help plants survive in cases…

Down to Earth: Explore the carnivorous side of gardening with Venus flytraps – Roanoke Times (blog)

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014

The topic of today’s article comes from my son, who, like 9-year-old boys everywhere, is fascinated by the strange and weird. When it comes to the plant world, that means the Venus flytrap. His interest led to a little research, through which we discovered that the Venus flytrap is native to select boggy areas of North and South Carolina. I had no idea this plant’s native habitat was so close…

Vegetable gardening an option for those in Midstate without land, time – The Sentinel

Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014

There are reasons aplenty to not grow vegetables on your own: Not enough space, time, or not being blessed with a green thumb. But local gardening experts say those reasons should not be barriers to growing your own veggies. Annette MaCoy, horticulture extension educator and master gardener at the Penn State Extension in Cumberland County, says gardening can be a healthy and fun activity. “It’s a good opportunity to get…

Cheyenne River Youth Project Promotes Health, Sovereignty With Organic … – Indian Country Today Media Network

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014

As the winter begins to wind down, gardening season is just around the corner, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) is gearing up for its Get Out and Garden! Program designed to promote food sovereignty, agricultural development and community health through organic gardening. The free classes begin Thursday, March 13, and will include practical life skills-based training from seed to harvest and beyond. RELATED: Cheyenne River Youth Project Turns…

Ten gardening apps now that spring is finally arriving – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014

After what seems like relentless months of rain, it is at least attempting to be spring: the soil is warming, the buds swelling and the blossom starting to pop. Whether you’re an active gardener, like nosing over the fence at others’ gardens, or just like imagining that one day that patch out the back will look good, now is the time many of us become at least vaguely interested in…

Gardening: What to do now – The Journal News /

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014

When choosing seeds for your garden, don’t overlook annual flowering vines. This black-eyed Susan vine grows easily from seed and blooms profusely all summer and fall.(Photo: Bill Cary/The Journal News) Perennials: If the perennial bed has good form and shape it will include vertical, horizontal and mound shapes interspersed to hold it together. Plants look better in groups of three or five, not singly (or plunked side by side). If…

Trowel & Glove: Marin gardening calendar for the week of March 8, 2014 – Marin Independent Journal

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014

Click photo to enlarge Marin • A “Learn to Propagate — By Seed and By Cuttings” workshop with Janet Duncan of Marin Master Gardeners is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at the Falkirk Cultural Center at 1408 Mission Ave. in San Rafael. $5. Call 473-4204 or go to • James Campbell of Marin Master Gardeners speaks about “The Secret Lives of Bees” at 10 a.m. March…

Gardening: Greenhouses growing in popularity – News & Observer

Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014

The gardening season never ends when you have a greenhouse: There’s always something growing on. Greenhouses give warm-climate gardeners a chance to experiment with truly tropical plants year-round. In any climate, a greenhouse is the perfect place to get ahead of the calendar and start seeds and tend to transplants. Not surprisingly, gardeners thrive in a greenhouse environment, too. “A lot of people just want to sit among their plants…

Seed Saving Kit – Roanoke Times (blog)

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Photo courtesy Amish Paste Tomato Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:06 am Seed Saving Kit Karen Hager | Special to The Roanoke Times I came across this on Seed Savers Exchange.  It’s a seed saving kit for folks who want to learn how to save seeds. Seed saving used to be prevalent but is no longer so common, and many people think it’s really hard to do.  Seed Savers…

Book giveaway: ‘Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening’ – Roanoke Times (blog)

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

mister owita book carol wall Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart will hit bookstores Tuesday. Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 1:00 am Book giveaway: ‘Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening’ Posted on Mar 6, 2014 by Suzanne Wardle Do you remember Beth Macy’s Sunday centerpiece? She wrote about Carol Wall, a retired teacher who lives in Raleigh Court…

To Do: “How to Grow A Killer Vegetable Garden” Chat at the Flower Show – Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Shutterstock Guys! We’re just two days out from our Be Well Philly extravaganza at the Philadelphia Flower Show. On Saturday, we’re hosting two fitness classes smack dab in the middle of all the Flower Show action at the Convention Center. Plus, I’ll be leading a fun discussion with two local gardening experts on how to grow a KILLER vegetable garden. Here’s what you need to know: After our 10 a.m….

Seminars to address variety of gardening topics – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Westmoreland County master gardeners will hold six seminars starting in March, each addressing a different gardening topic. “We try to come up with different topics to interest a variety of people,” said Linda Hyatt, master gardener coordinator from Greensburg. Each of the not-for-credit seminars will be held from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday in Room 112 in Commissioners Hall…

The best gardening apps and websites –

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Compiling and maintaining this database was and is no mean feat. It is the only list of its type in the world. It was started in 1987 by Dr Tony Lord and the late Chris Phillips and originally published by the Hardy Plant Society. Chris collected many nursery catalogues to compile the original edition. By November 1986 they had together assembled a list of 130,000 plant names; they spent the…

Urban gardening: how to go green in the city –

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The online magazine for the urban gardener promotes gardening events all over the country – seed swaps in Sheffield and orchid festivals at Kew; advice on winter fruit trees. Editor Rhiannon James, who gardens a roof terrace, spotted the gap in the market and offers design and practical advice for those with limited growing spaces. Top edibles to grow in small spaces Herbs – parsley, basil and mint need…

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends blossoms on 3DS in April – Joystiq

Posted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES GARDENING MAMA 2: FOREST FRIENDS COMING THIS SPRING TO NINTENDO 3DS™ Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the award-winning Cooking Mama video game franchise that has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, announced today that Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends blossoms this April on Nintendo 3DS™. Mama is going green again in a brand new stylus-based experience that challenges players to grow 50 fresh flowers,…


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