Gardens

Water garden tour to feature new stops – News-Press Now

Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017

It started with a single plastic pond liner 20 years ago. “I was digging a hole and I saw the little hard liner for sale at Lowe’s,” says Joe DeHart. “My brother-in-law said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said I was digging a hole. He got in there and both of us finished it. We’ve had a pond ever since.” In the decades since Joe and…

Gardening: Small space needs alternate garden, Pat Munts says – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Like many of us, WSU Master Gardener Mia Marcum-McCoy is always looking for new ways to enjoy her garden and stretch her knowledge. A recent transplant to the South Perry neighborhood from the Seattle area, she has been experimenting with all kinds of what she calls “alternative forms of gardening.” “I took training in permaculture and biodynamics and that got me to think differently about how I can grow…

Who knew a vegetable garden could be so fun? – Treehugger

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It’s my first time having a real vegetable garden, and I can’t get over how exciting it is to watch plants grow. This spring, my kids and I planted our first-ever vegetable garden. Together we dug up an old perennial bed left by the previous owners, since it was the only place in the yard with enough sunlight. We mixed in bags of sheep manure and loads of compost, created…

Gardening With The Pros – Indianapolis Monthly

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Members of the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever organizations got their hands dirty as they helped teach students from Thomas D. Gregg Elementary School the importance of healthy living. June 14, 2017Jordan GuskeyComments Members of the Fever and Pacers organizations cheer on Thomas D. Gregg Elementary students in the development of a Kitchen Community garden. Lacey Nix Joe Young, Tamika Catchings, and Natalie Achonwa helped lead students of Thomas D….

Expert Gardeners Share Tips on Growing a Successful Vegetable … – TAPinto.net

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County are on a mission to help gardens flourish all over Union County, and this summer they are offering a free Vegetable Garden Series of classes and garden tours available to all gardeners from beginner to expert. The series is held in the Union County Demonstration Garden. The Demonstration Garden, located in Union County’s Watchung Reservation by the Trailside Nature and Science…

Tucson Gardening and Home June 18-24 – Arizona Daily Star

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Gardening events, workshops, tours in WNC in mid June – Asheville Citizen-Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Author Annie Martin will talk and lead a workshop June 17 at The Gardener’s Cottage in Biltmore Village.(Photo: Courtesy photo) Send calendar items to Bruce Steele at bsteele@citizen-times.com two weeks before the event. TOURS ​BAMBOO WALKING TOURS: 1:30-3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays through Nov. 12 at Haiku Bamboo Nursery/Farm, 468 Rhodes Mountain Road, Hendersonville. Next tour is June 25. Gates open at 1 p.m. Learn about bamboo plants,…

Gardening host reveals this year’s carnival planting program – Toowoomba Chronicle

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GARDENING Australia host Sophie Thomson dug up the planting program for this year’s Carnival of Flowers on a special visit to Toowoomba today. She celebrated the Toowoomba Regional Council’s parks team who are halfway through planting about 160,000 annuals and 20,000 bulbs for the spectacular 2017 event. Ms Thomson will be this year’s special gardening guest and said those kind of flora numbers were completely unique to the Garden City….

Gardening host reveals this year’s carnival planting program – Toowoomba Chronicle

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GARDENING Australia host Sophie Thomson dug up the planting program for this year’s Carnival of Flowers on a special visit to Toowoomba today. She celebrated the Toowoomba Regional Council’s parks team who are halfway through planting about 160,000 annuals and 20,000 bulbs for the spectacular 2017 event. Ms Thomson will be this year’s special gardening guest and said those kind of flora numbers were completely unique to the Garden City….

NEWS BRIEFS: Gardening presentation Wednesday … and other items – Peninsula Daily News

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

PORT HADLOCK — The public is invited to Master Gardener Sarah Fairbank’s presentation about native plants at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson County Library. Fairbanks will speak about the use of native plants in gardens as well as their benefits such as less watering and disease, and attraction of diverse insects and birds. She will also talk about how the plants are suited for the area…

Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland – Phys.org – Phys.Org

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland. Slowly a smile lights up her face, erasing her previous stony expression—she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which often renders her emotionless. The sudden burst of happiness is one of the benefits of horticultural, or garden therapy, as it is better known….

Maryville to host gardening event – The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Maryville Parks and Recreation Committee is inviting the public to an educational event about gardening. Maryville’s Open Gate Demonstration Garden at Drost Park will be a welcoming visitors  from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 22.  Sharon Petty, chair of the committee, said experts will be on hand to answer questions about gardening. “There will be a number of University of Illinois Extension Service Master Gardeners on hand…

GARDENING: Austin enthusiasts all aboard the garden train in backyards – austin360

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Like many others, Blackson, 68, got more involved in this pastime once he retired. Before then, though, he had spent his spare time with the more popular HO model railroads, which is for indoor use, he says. “I spent over 30 years in the garage. My wife never parked in the garage,” he says. “When I retired, I traded my wife the garage for the backyard.” About that time, he…

Fill your senses during Wichita’s annual Water Garden Tour – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A 30,000-gallon pond, which was once an in-ground swimming pool, is just one of the many water features you can visit during a water garden and pond tour in Wichita next weekend. Park on the street and take a walk through the woods on a winding stone walkway and you will stumble across what Tim and Barbara McKee call their secret garden. Tucked away in the woods, and covered by…

Citrus Trees Stolen from Luther Burbank Gardening Program – FOX40

Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Four citrus trees belonging to Luther Burbank High School’s urban garden, known as BUG, were stolen last week. The trees were planted as part of the special education program to help kids with autism learn to interact with others, as well as be a part of Burbank’s agricultural program. School officials say there have been several incidents of vandalism over the last few weeks — broken windows, cut…

Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland – Phys.Org

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland. Slowly a smile lights up her face, erasing her previous stony expression—she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which often renders her emotionless. The sudden burst of happiness is one of the benefits of horticultural, or garden therapy, as it is better known….

Sacramento gardens really are different this summer. Here’s how – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

What a difference water makes. After several summers of drought, we head into this growing season with moist ground and high expectations. Sacramento area gardeners are already seeing differences in their landscapes, brought on by all that winter and spring rain. Since the start of the annual rainfall year Oct. 1, Sacramento has received just under 34 inches, almost double our annual average of 18.5 inches. The all-time record is…

Extension to share tips on vegetable gardening – messenger-inquirer

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

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Flower power: Gardening may boost sense of well-being and self-worth, says study – Hindustan Times

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland. Slowly a smile lights up her face, erasing her previous stony expression — she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which often renders her emotionless. The sudden burst of happiness is one of the benefits of horticultural, or garden therapy, as it is better…

Sacramento gardens really are different this summer. Here’s how – Sacramento Bee

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

What a difference water makes. After several summers of drought, we head into this growing season with moist ground and high expectations. Sacramento area gardeners are already seeing differences in their landscapes, brought on by all that winter and spring rain. Since the start of the annual rainfall year Oct. 1, Sacramento has received just under 34 inches, almost double our annual average of 18.5 inches. The all-time record is…

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