Gardens

When it comes to gardening wisdom and advice, who can you trust? (Bill Finch) – al.com

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2014

I’m always suspicious of garden advice. Even my own. So here’s the best advice I can offer you for the coming year: Avoid the people who tell you what to do, in life and in the garden. Instead, look for the people who can help you understand WHY it is you ought to do it. I know what comfort there is in listening to the people who are so absolutely…

Get Fit Gardening – PARADE

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

(iStock) As you tackle your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get fit, add gardening to your routine. A number of studies have found that tending plants helps you shed pounds and improve your fitness level. Activities like gardening can even significantly lengthen your life expectancy. “Getting in shape doesn’t mean that you have to participate in sports like running if you don’t want to,” says Stacy Rae Mednick,…

What’s up, and coming, for gardening 2014 – The Seattle Times

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

HUMANS HAVE been planting and tending gardens for at least 10,000 years. So what do trends have to do with it? Sometimes trend-spotting gives us a fresh vision, or maybe just a laugh. Like how the Garden Writers Association called out compost-making as a 2014 trend. Really? If it’s been happening for millennia, it’s probably not a trend. Much of the trend talk is, of course, nothing…

Bob Beyfuss: Gardening resolutions – Kingston Daily Freeman

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

First and foremost, I wish all of you a very happy and healthy 2014. This is the time of year when many people either publicly or privately resolve that they will do things differently in the upcoming year. Most of these resolutions revolve around healthy life style changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, getting more exercise, or even more mundane things like reading more…

Climate of change ahead for gardening – The Eagle

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Dean Fosdick Gardening-Look Ahead 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) …

Try out Gardening 101 classes for help with technique, style – The Eagle

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00 am Try out Gardening 101 classes for help with technique, style By Charla Anthony The Eagle | 0 comments Gardening 101 is a series of classes offering information tailored specifically for the Brazos Valley. Each session will emphasize Earth-Kind, environmentally friendly practices that preserve and protect natural resources. Whether you are new to gardening or have gardened for most of your life, there is something…

Climate of change ahead for gardening – Times-Standard

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Click photo to enlarge While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry’s visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come. Evolutionary biology is just one aspect of flora development; plant resiliency, landscape design and education also are part of the creative mix. So what are the prospects for gardening in…

This week’s gardening tips: veggies to plant in January and New Year’s … – NOLA.com

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Vegetables to plant in January include: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, onions, radishes, shallots, snow peas, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips. Plant seeds of tomatoes and peppers in greenhouses or under lights indoors in mid to late January to produce transplants to be planted out in March. Only use garden pesticides when the problem has been properly identified and they are absolutely necessary. There…

Digging up the truth on common gardening myths – NOLA.com

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Misconceptions and misinformation are not uncommon in gardening. Erroneous advice often is based on a kernel of truth that’s exaggerated, misapplied or outdated. Over the years, I’ve heard many gardening myths, and, honestly, I have no idea where some of this stuff comes from. Generally, if something sounds odd to you, check it out with a reputable horticulturist or knowledgeable gardening friend. Here are some of the more common myths…

Climate of change ahead for gardening – Daytona Beach News-Journal

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Evolutionary biology is just one aspect of flora development; plant resiliency, landscape design and education also are part of the creative mix. So what are the prospects for gardening in the year 2020 and beyond? Some responses from the long-term thinkers: Organics Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director, Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa.: “Organic gardening won’t be simply a niche market. It’s a $31 billion industry now and…

NORTH COAST GARDENING: Remember to water the garden this month – Times-Standard

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

January 2014 greets us with drought in the garden. The days are pleasant enough, yet we all worry about the lack of moisture to nourish the water table. Rain or no, there are still good things to do in the garden these dry days of winter. But, you will need to use the hose. Consider the following: DON’T FORGET TO WATER — Since rain is not in the forecast for…

Local gardening: Why watching weeds matters – The State

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Pulling winter weeds in the school garden can be a good lesson in the documenting all the plant species found within a specified area. Collected specimens can then become part of the schoolyard herbarium, an indoor dried garden representing the plant diversity in the outdoor growing one. Start slowly by looking at one plant at a time. For example, students might find henbit, Lamium amplexicaule, a common winter weed in…

Gardening: Keep designs for new gardens in proportion – Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

If you’ve had time over the festive season to leaf through those gardening book gifts, or to visit a public garden and walk off those Christmas excesses, you’ll hopefully be awash with ideas on designs to replicate in your own garden in 2014. If you are redesigning an established garden, you can retain mature features, moving large shrubs and border plants to create an immediate effect. The proportion of plants…

Month by month, gardening will get you to your goals – TheNewsTribune.com

Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014

The most universal New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, eat healthier, get more exercise and save money — all goals that will be accomplished if you plant a vegetable garden. The most common life goals are to create more peace and beauty. Both will happen if you spend more time improving your landscape. Make this the year you dig into gardening with these monthly resolutions. Resolve to not just…

Climate of Change Ahead for Gardening – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

While many gardeners scan the newly arrived seed catalogs to plan their next growing season, the industry’s visionaries are pouring talent and resources into products and ideas they hope will be sown in years to come. Evolutionary biology is just one aspect of flora development; plant resiliency, landscape design and education also are part of the creative mix. So what are the prospects for gardening in the year 2020 and…

Categories

  • Garden Design
  • Gardens
  • Sign up now to get up to 50% discount on Patio decor !!!