Gardens

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…

Where to start for gardening season? – Plattsburgh Press Republican

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

The gardening season has gotten off to a slow start, but things will catch up. This year more than ever, busy gardeners find themselves on the few days when the weather is decent, and they have some time, wondering where to begin. Of the many tasks to do out there, which are the most important to get done first? Here are some suggestions relating to vegetable…

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

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 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…

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

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 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…

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

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 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…

MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening resources available at your fingertips – Odessa American

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Texas Master Gardeners Permian Basin Master Gardeners logo We are an educational service organization of volunteers trained by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Visit westtexasgardening.org courtesy image 2017 Farmers Almanac 2017 Farmers Almanac Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 6:30 am MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening resources available at your fingertips BY Debbie Roland Master Gardener Odessa American Gardening questions? I first turn to the Texas A&M website. It is a wealth of…

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

Posted: Sunday, June 11, 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…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 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…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 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…

Organic Gardening in the Santa Monica Community Gardens – Santa Monica Daily Press

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

  At the Santa Monica Community Gardens, we struggle with weeds and pesky creatures as all gardeners, farmers and agrarian societies do. We do our best to deal with such challenges by practicing organic gardening, guided by long-standing, sophisticated understandings of productive cultivators in tune with Nature’s processes. As we are dedicated to active, sustainable living, our rules and regulations state that, “Santa Monica Community Gardens are organic gardens, and…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 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…

Kansas Water Garden Tour provides opportunities to see and learn … – Wichita Eagle

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 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…

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

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 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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