Gardens

Loyal Couponer: Frugal Gardening – Lane Today

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It’s just about that time of year! The time to start planning your vegetable garden! Growing your own food is a big money saver for many folks, including myself! Start up costs can be somewhat expensive though and prevent many people from having their own garden. If you’ve been considering starting a garden, here are some creative ways to save some cash. Choose the right produce. By right, I mean…

Cold fram gardening in Willow Glen – San Jose Mercury News

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

An adult gardening workshop on gardening with cold frames and mini greenhouses is offered by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Master Gardener Sharon Johnson will discuss easy ways to build a cold frame or mini greenhouse to use to start seeds, acclimatize nursery plants before setting them in your garden and as a place to keep plants. There is a $15 fee for…

‘Dead of winter’ doesn’t apply to gardening – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

I hope none of you are thinking of this time as the so-called “dead of winter.” Sure, many of the trees are bare of leaves, most shrubs are dormant and we await the appearance of the earliest bulbs, such as snowdrops and crocuses. But how can winter be dead when camellias bloom beautifully, when I see flowers of winter jasmine and buds of my rare Algerian iris are just rising…

EAT South to host gardening workshops in upcoming months at downtown farm … – The Huntsville Times – al.com

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

EAT South asks for $10 donation to attend the classes. (EAT South) MONTGOMERY, Alabama — EAT South will host gardening workshops in the upcoming months to give gardeners across the River Region an opportunity to increase their food production at their homes, schools and churches.   Each class will be taught by one of EAT South’s farm managers at the downtown farm and provide both lecture and hands-on training. The…

Gardening in the South produces best results when we follow planting seasons … – al.com

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

MOBILE, Alabama — Now that we can buy the world in a can, it’s no surprise to find Southern home cooking shrink-wrapped and brightly labeled on the grocery store shelf. Look for it next to the genuine freeze-dried Chinese Lo-Mein and the authentic Mexican nachos. But those “fresh” cans of goopy collards and the frozen okra tots they microwave at Southern-themed restaurants have nothing in common with the food we…

GARDENING: Right plant does it all – Odessa American

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jeff Floyd Floyd is an Agri-Life Extension agent for Ector and Midland counties. To learn more, call the Ector County Extension office at 432-498-4072, or the Midland County Extension office at 432-686-4700. Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 5:00 am GARDENING: Right plant does it all JEFF FLOYD Odessa American Our first landscapes on the Llano Estacado were partly the result of favorite plants migrating with their owners during the bumpy…

Why not do a ‘little gardening’ at home? – Mail Tribune

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Niagara County author to present program on heirloom gardening – Buffalo News

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Brenda Snyder, a Niagara County resident and author of the book “Grow It, Save It, Use It,” will present a program on heirloom gardening using permaculture from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 at Bond Lake Park in Ransomville. Permaculture is a method of growing crops that is not labor-intensive. It requires no watering, no fertilizing and minimal weeding. Using this method of food production will radically reduce…

CEO Matt Armstead: Sponsorship helps gardening app grow – Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Gardening is as much superstition as science for many fledgling growers. One is either blessed with a green thumb or cursed to suffer the wilted leaves that signal yet another gardening failure. Sprout it, a startup founded by Columbus entrepreneurs Matt Armstead and Sarah Bush, takes the mystery out of gardening with an app that tracks and advises gardeners throughout the growth cycles of more than 60 plants. The free,…

Why not do a ‘little gardening’ at home? – Mail Tribune

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Gardening: Plan for spring planting with gardening catalogs – Daily Press

Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

NOTE TO DESK FROM KATHY: There are like 20 catalog covers that go with Diggin.F16 sooo … maybe a fan of those covers across the top of the page to get them all in with great visuals on each?  Just an idea:) Note: I used lower case on common plant names and upper case on proper genus names when there is no common name, hence the up and down: …

February not to be trusted when it comes to gardening – Hilton Head Island Packet

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

February in the Lowcountry is a planting month for many vegetables and spring flowers that we grow from seed, both indoors and out. Finding room in the house this year for more plants is going to be a problem. The sunny windowsills and tabletops are filled with potted plants brought inside to escape January’s icy blasts. When it comes to weather, February is not to be trusted. I shall leave…

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

I’ve been told a mild solution of Jeyes Fluid applied six weeks before planting will prevent many of the slugs and other evils that affect my vegetables, mainly potatoes. If true, what’s a mild solution? It will definitely kill slug eggs – as well as aphids, snails, vine weevils, earwigs, leek moths, leaf miners, leatherjackets, chafer grubs, millipedes, eelworms, capsid bugs (pictured), onion flies, maggots, smuts, neck rot, foot rot, grey mould, blue mould,…

The plants that began a lifelong love of gardening – The Seattle Times

Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014

WHATEVER BIT of flora reaches out its siren roots to draw us down the slippery slope into a lifetime of gardening, we rarely forget it. As a child I was enthralled with my mom’s hydrangeas, grown huge on a diet of composted pigeon poop from my dad’s racing birds. I remember the intensely blue flower heads as the size of basketballs. At least. But it was a…

RHS announces top 10 gardening pests of 2013 – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Vine weevil is a top five enquiry in most years and 2013 was no exception, with the pest occupying the number two spot. Vine weevil is one of the few garden pests capable of killing plants; while the adults cause superficial damage by eating notches in the leaf margins of a wide range of herbaceous plants, it is the larvae feeding on roots, especially those grown in pots or containers,…

Gardening | Online Master Gardener courses now taking registrants – MyrtleBeachOnline.com

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

If you have wanted to take the Master Gardener class but work, family or lack of volunteer time has prevented you, technology has opened the door for you to take classes convenient to your schedule. The MG program is available online. The spring class runs from March 27 through July 10. Course work includes reading assignments, video instruction, online discussion, quizzes and activities you can complete in the landscape around…

Month brings end-of-winter gardening tasks – The Olympian

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

The second week of February is the time to finish up any winter pruning of fruit trees and grape vines, and use a dormant oil spray on roses or other leafless plants. You can find safe and organic dormant sprays at garden centers now. They work by coating a dormant or leafless plant with a thin layer oil that will suffocate overwintering disease and insects. Follow instructions, don’t spray during…

Program will cover basics of gardening – Gazettextra

Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014

Print JANESVILLE-Christy Marsden, UW Extension horticulture educator in Rock County, will present a program on gardening basics at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Hedberg Public Library, 316…

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