Gardens

Straw bales a ripe medium for soil-free vegetable garden – The Spokesman Review

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Diane and Bruce Moriarty string soaker hose around their new straw bale garden in their backyard on May 12. They’ll plant seeds and starts in the soaked and pre-fertilized straw bales. They have covered their garden with overhead supports for a trellis system that will help stabilize taller plants.(Full-size photo)(All photos) Straw bale demo garden The WSU-Spokane County Master Gardeners have created a straw bale demonstration garden south of the Extension Center…

Miniature gardening grows in popularity – Journal and Courier

Posted: Sunday, May 25, 2014

Small ferns for a miniature garden at Bennett’s Greenhouse. (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier ) To assemble a miniature garden, Tricia Olinger quickly filled a small bonsai potwith potting soil. After ruffling the roots, she placed baby tears and ivy plants in the soil. She then added the finishing touches: a miniature statue,a column and broken pieces of slate tile to replicate a slate path in her miniature garden. This…

Gardening history ‘Groundbreakers’ – The News-Press

Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014

A 1919 hand-tinted photograph of the the garden of Helen Thorne in Millbrook, N.Y., was taken by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston.(Photo: Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division) NEW YORK – Occasionally, landscape gardening goes well beyond flowers and shrubbery to encompass questions of national identity, culture, even social change. The era from 1900 to 1930 in America was one of those times, thanks to several enterprising…

Gardening goes high-tech in Silicon Valley – San Jose Mercury News

Posted: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gardening is getting an infusion of high tech as startups in Silicon Valley and elsewhere turn their technological skills to the popular hobby. A social gardening and food-growing app is being developed by a San Francisco startup, and an affordable hydroponics setup for the home gardener is just reaching the marketplace, developed by a Southern California startup with offices in Berkeley. Beyond that, big agriculture is going high tech, too….

No planting space? Try community gardening – Journal and Courier

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014

The South Whidbey Good Cheer Food Bank Garden near Langley, Wash., run by the Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores made available more than 7,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to its clients last year. Volunteers make up the bulk of the work force. (Photo: AP ) Community gardens are much more than neighboring plots. Given enough energy and enthusiasm, they morph into support groups, horticulture classes, swap…

A Green Thumb on the Touch Screen – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Home Depot Sales Are Rebounding as Warmth Spurs Gardening – Businessweek

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Home Depot Inc. (HD:US) said sales, which trailed analysts’ estimates in the first quarter, are rebounding as warming weather spurs demand for gardening supplies. The shares rose 2.3 percent to $78.23 at 9:41 a.m. in New York. The stock had slid as much as 2 percent in early trading after the company posted first-quarter profit that trailed some analysts’ estimates. Abnormally frigid weather in the U.S. Northeast damped sales of…

No Planting Space? Try Community Gardening – ABC News

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Community gardens are much more than neighboring plots. Given enough energy and enthusiasm, they morph into support groups, horticulture classes, swap meets or modest profit centers for low- and fixed-income growers. Small wonder there often is more demand than availability. Many have waiting lists. In the Los Angeles area, for example, it can be a year or more before people are able to acquire garden plots, said Yvonne Savio of…

Check out these upcoming gardening events in Westchester, Rockland and … – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New City: Soil Preparation. Come and learn how to prepare the soil and create a flourishing and productive garden in our new vegetable field. Farmer Shane Hardy (or Jose Romero Bosch) will walk you through preparing a bed with the right mixture of compost, existing soil and amendments. 10 a.m. $15. Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Road. 845-634-3167. Chappaqua: Open Days Program Garden Tour – Rocky Hills. Explore…

Chelsea Flower Show: Getting youths into gardening – BBC News

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

19 May 2014 Last updated at 17:24 By Liam Allen BBC News Four designers under 30 are vying for a prize at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show The line-up of designers at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show suggests a blossoming youth policy. The hardy perennials are led by Alan Titchmarsh, 65, celebrating 50 years as a professional…

Gardening boom: One in 3 US households are now growing food – Farm and Dairy

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

WILLISTON, Vt. — During the past five years there’s been a significant shift toward more Americans growing their own food in home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013. That’s a 17 percent increase and represents the highest level of food gardening in more than a decade, according to a special National Gardening Association report, Garden to Table: A 5-Year Look at…

Growing herbs, medicinal and culinary, in your own back yard – The Oregonian

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

There I was, huge biceps bulging as I worked hard in the yard under a blistering sun while listening to Simon and Garfunkel sing about “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme” on my thousand-dollar Beatz headphones, when it occurred to me I had given no thought to the subject of this week’s column. Pop quiz: Which of part of the above paragraph is actually true? If you know me at all,…

Reap big benefits by introducing children to gardening – Timesonline.com

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

Published: Monday, May 19, 2014 12:15 am Reap big benefits by introducing children to gardening By Martha Murdock For The Times Timesonline.com | 0 comments In years gone by, children were always parts of the working of the garden. When the vegetable garden was an integral part of putting food on the table, the entire family participated in its planting, upkeep and harvest. Today’s youth have limited exposure to the outdoors,…

Urban farming – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

The noon sun shimmered on the Lauderdale Lakes parking lot on a recent Thursday as Beverly Williams arrived to inspect the young herbs and vegetables flourishing in concrete block beds. “My babies,” Williams, the master gardener of the city’s Community Garden Club, cooed over seedlings planted by residents from the homes near the property in the 4200 block of Northwest 36th Street. From tomatoes and okra to cabbages and comfrey,…

Gardening opens children’s minds (and maybe taste buds) – Helena Independent Record

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014

As the child of back-to-the-lander hippies, my family’s vegetable garden was of utmost importance to me, and as a result, it looms large in my childhood memories. Ringed by sunflowers and sweet pea vines that popped open in the heat of August, I spent many hours next to my mom and brother digging in the loamy black earth, which in what seemed like no time at all and with little…

Gardening is just part of the challenge for urban farming in Broward – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

The noon sun shimmered on the Lauderdale Lakes parking lot on a recent Thursday as Beverly Williams arrived to inspect the young herbs and vegetables flourishing in concrete block beds. “My babies,” Williams, the master gardener of the city’s Community Garden Club, cooed over seedlings planted by residents from the homes near the property in the 4200 block of Northwest 36th Street. From tomatoes and okra to cabbages and comfrey,…

Gardening opens children’s minds (and maybe taste buds) – Helena Independent Record

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

As the child of back-to-the-lander hippies, my family’s vegetable garden was of utmost importance to me, and as a result, it looms large in my childhood memories. Ringed by sunflowers and sweet pea vines that popped open in the heat of August, I spent many hours next to my mom and brother digging in the loamy black earth, which in what seemed like no time at all and with little…

Gardening: patience is key – Asbury Park Press

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Director Bruce Crawford oversees the foliage at Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick, which welcomes visitors daily to learn about the relationship between plants, health and nutrition.(Photo: File photo) The weather’s (slowly) getting warmer, but that doesn’t mean you should be out in the garden digging holes for tomatoes. Although this is the traditional time for planting the tasty fruit, this spring has been unusually cold and wet, and eager beavers…

It’s the perfect time to start gardening – Daily Journal Online

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Entering mid spring, many people are beginning to plant their gardens if they haven’t done so already. According to the University of Missouri Extension, mid to late May is the perfect time to start planting vegetables such as asparagus, bush and green beans, lima and even soy beans. It’s also the perfect time to start planting yellow, bi-color and white sugar-enhanced corn. Katie Kammler, a Horticultural specialist with the Missouri…

It’s the perfect time to start gardening – Daily Journal Online

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Entering mid spring, many people are beginning to plant their gardens if they haven’t done so already. According to the University of Missouri Extension, mid to late May is the perfect time to start planting vegetables such as asparagus, bush and green beans, lima and even soy beans. It’s also the perfect time to start planting yellow, bi-color and white sugar-enhanced corn. Katie Kammler, a Horticultural specialist with the Missouri…

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