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Garden Notes: Water Garden Society meeting, Oxley Nature Center volunteer roundup, much more – Tulsa World

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Scene Writer Jessica Rodrigo Jessica writes about food trends, tips and recipes. There’s nothing she won’t eat, and she feels at home in a commercial kitchen. She also writes about other things, like butterflies and flowers — for the home and garden section. Phone: 918-581-8482 Follow Scene Writer Jessica Rodrigo Whenever Scene Writer Jessica Rodrigo posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered to your inbox with…

John Oliver celebrates the ‘oh la la’ enthusiasm of Seattle gardening … – The Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Ciscoe Morris is getting some national attention from John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight,” which aired a mashup Sunday of the Seattle gardening guru’s enthusiastic declarations about plants. The show introduced a one-minute Morris segment entitled “You Wish You Loved Anything As Much As Seattle Gardening Expert Ciscoe Morris Loves Everything.” It went on to show a series of brief clips of Morris gyrating, gushing and shouting his signature “oh la…

John Oliver celebrates the ‘oh la la’ enthusiasm of Seattle gardening guru Ciscoe Morris – Seattle Times

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Ciscoe Morris is getting some national attention from John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight,” which aired a mashup Sunday of the Seattle gardening guru’s enthusiastic declarations about plants. The show introduced a one-minute Morris segment entitled “You Wish You Loved Anything As Much As Seattle Gardening Expert Ciscoe Morris Loves Everything.” It went on to show a series of brief clips of Morris gyrating, gushing and shouting his signature “oh la…

Salt Lake City elementary school employs goats for gardening work – Salt Lake Tribune

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

The district loves to use the goats because it avoids using chemicals around children, and it saves money, said Ricardo Zubiate, assistant director of facility services for the Salt Lake City School District. Using a landscaping crew would cost up to $8,000 to clean out the dry cheat grass on the hillside. The goats, on the other hand, can do it for about $3,000, Zubiate said.

Gardening experts gather in Asheville for weekend of inspirational talks – Mountain Xpress

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Aug. 11 and 12 will mark the 19th Speaking of Gardening symposium, founded by local horticulturist Hunter Stubbs — well-known for his work with the Richmond Hill Inn (where the conference idea originated) and B.B. Barns. Stubbs passed away in July after a battle with brain cancer, making the 2017 event bittersweet, organizers say. They vow this year, and in the future, to preserve and carry on his legacy. “We’re all…

NACC’s ‘Stages’ offers city kids yoga, gardening, music, field trips and more – Niagara Gazette

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017

Nearly 70 city children learned to write songs, play drums, do yoga, sculpt, dance and more this summer while taking part in a summer camp program called “Stages” at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.  The program, which will conclude with a talent showcase at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, also gave participants the chance to see a little more of the region, with field trips to…

Tips to save time and wear (on you) when gardening – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Onions thrive in a raised bed at the home of Casey Lynn Lawrence. Raised beds offer an added advantage of fewer weeds.(Photo: Courtesy of Casey Lynn Lawrence) Here are some tips on how to make gardening easier at any age. This is also good advice for gardeners who are just looking to save time on maintenance. Sources are horticulturist Zannah Crowe, Master Gardeners volunteer chairwoman Ann Loper and garden blogger Casey…

Gardening – August 6 – Jamaica Observer

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Community Gardening Summer Challenge teaches healthy living – Sentinel & Enterprise

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

Kenisha Coy stands in front of the Prichard Street Garden on Friday. SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site. FITCHBURG — Kenisha Coy had three reasons why she wanted to learn how to grow…

Old yard and garden advice still valuable – Daily Globe

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

My grandparents taught me much about gardening. Many years ago, they gave me their favorite gardening book, which is now more than 80 years old, published in 1935 by garden author Roy Biles. The book is full of yard and garden wisdom, and it’s amazing how valuable the advice remains today. Following are a few quotes from the “Complete Book of Garden Magic”: • In locating shrubs in a border,…

Gardening: Tasty produce depends on harvest – The Columbus Dispatch

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017

By Diana LockwoodFor The Columbus Dispatch If your edible garden has survived this summer’s hail, bugs, wind, heat and downpours, you deserve congratulations. The quest for delicious results isn’t quite over yet, though, because one challenge still remains: When should you harvest? Pick too soon and you’ll miss peak flavor. Wait, though, and fruits and vegetables can turn tough or mushy, taste can decline and insect…

Old yard and garden advice still valuable – Grand Forks Herald

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

My grandparents taught me much about gardening. Many years ago, they gave me their favorite gardening book, which is now more than 80 years old, published in 1935 by garden author Roy Biles. The book is full of yard and garden wisdom, and it’s amazing how valuable the advice remains today. Following are a few quotes from the “Complete Book of Garden Magic”: • In locating shrubs in a border,…

Caffey: It’s always the right thyme for an herb garden – Pueblo Chieftain

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Herb gardens are great. They are one of the most useful, and versatile, types of gardens you can grow. Outdoors, herbs can bring beauty, fragrance and flavor to your landscape. Indoors, herbs can brighten up your home and give your cooking a fresh kick either in the dog days of summer or the dead of winter. Whether you are growing your herb garden indoors or out,…

Seed saving supporters ensure future for flora – Tucson Local Media

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

If you stop to think about it, seeds are really tiny embryonic plants enclosed in a protective outer coating—fledglings awaiting their moment to be called into service. And the more, the merrier, according to American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson:  “Vegetable life does not content itself with casting a single seed, but fills the earth with a prodigality of seeds, that, even if thousands perish, thousands more…

Gardening Q&A: What are you reading this summer? What you need to know about Norfolk Island pine – Virginian-Pilot

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Summer reading LISTS abound. Hopefully, you have some time – aside from mowing, weeding, harvesting and all those summer-intensive gardening chores – to read. From my hammock, I’m curious about what gardening books you are reading, or otherwise would recommend for me and your fellow readers to help close out the summer. I’ll start with mine. My current read and recommendation is “The Invention of Nature:…

Native plant garden tour, seed-saving, historic house tour – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Historic house tours Minneapolis’ oldest surviving wood frame house, the Ard Godfrey House, is open for the summer tour season. Built in 1849, the quaint yellow home was built by Ard Godfrey, who came to Minneapolis to supervise the first commercial dam and lumber mill at St. Anthony Falls. On the tour, meet with hostesses dressed in 1850s period costumes and view artifacts that characterize the time period. Tours Saturdays…

At Home: Gardening makes a healthier you | The Topeka Capital … – Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gardening enhances your health in many ways. Food you grow is better tasting and more nutritious, you control the chemicals used and the exercise improves your mental and physical health. Research shows eating locally grown foods, whether homegrown or purchased at a local farmers market, gives you the highest nutritional value because the produce is fresher and more nutritious than fruits and veggies shipped from around the world, which lose…

At Home: Gardening makes a healthier you – Topeka Capital Journal

Posted: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Gardening enhances your health in many ways. Food you grow is better tasting and more nutritious, you control the chemicals used and the exercise improves your mental and physical health. Research shows eating locally grown foods, whether homegrown or purchased at a local farmers market, gives you the highest nutritional value because the produce is fresher and more nutritious than fruits and veggies shipped from around the world, which lose…

On Gardening: Propagating softwood cuttings – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2017

I like to know the names of the plants in my garden, partly because I can Google them for information about cultivation and routine care. I also want to know their geographic origin because I have organized my garden in Mediterranean climate zones and want the plants to be in the right zone. That’s a bit wonky, I know, but that’s how my garden is…

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