Gardens

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…

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…

Ask an expert: Summer gardening – Minnesota Public Radio News

Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Listen Story audio 36min 48sec • Subscribe to the MPR News with Tom Weber podcast MPR News guest host Marianne Combs asked University of Minnesota Extension horticulturist Julie Weisenhorn for practical advice on caring for your garden, summer planting and how to be pesticide-free and bee-friendly. They also looked at some of the best summer plants that can take the heat and still look gorgeous. Later in the hour: Not…

Growing Mutant Peanuts With the Radioactive Gardening Society – Atlas Obscura

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

A 1961 “Atomic Garden” showing tomatoes that have been atomically energized. Frank Scherschel/ The LIFE Picture Collection/ Getty Images In the early 1960s at garden shows across the United States and in the U.K., you’d see more than your usual roses and begonias—you could see science at work. Giant peanuts. Huge tomatoes endlessly growing from a single stock. Multi-colored flowers on a single bush, or seeds that promised to grow…

On Gardening: Garden Faire celebrates sustainable gardening – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

The 12th Annual Garden Faire Who: The Garden Fair, Inc., a non-profit corporation. Where: Skypark, Scotts Valley When: 9:00 to 5:00, Saturday, June 17, 2017 Cost: Free admission, free parking. Details: thegardenfaire.org The first day of summer, June 21, approaches rapidly, marking an annual astronomical event (the Summer Solstice), the annual Garden Faire (more about that below), and perhaps…

Blue poppies shine at Gardening Scotland – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

The beginning of June is an important time for Scottish gardeners – the risk of frost has passed, early salads are ready for harvest, and flowers fill the borders. It also marks one of the most main events in the Scottish horticultural calendar: Gardening Scotland. Each year the Royal Highland Centre, just next to Edinburgh Airport, becomes the epicentre for Scottish gardening. I decided to bring along a manically destructive…

Amazing New Gardening Bot Whacks Weeds So You Don’t Have To – Geek

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

The time has come. There’s a robot designed to hunt. To prowl. To destroy. It’s coming to your home. And weeds better beware. This is the latest project from Joe Jones, of Roomba fame. Having done about all he could for autonomous vacuums, Jones has set his sights on the world of gardening with his latest creation — the Tertill. Jones created the Tertill to solve some problems in his…

Christie Brinkley on why she enjoys gardening in a bikini | Newsday – Newsday

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

Sag Harbor supermodel Christie Brinkley says that at 63, she has no issues with wearing a bikini around her house and garden in order to get an even tan, and that older people in general should not be chastised for wearing two-piece swimwear. “You know what? You can’t really critique a person over 50 — it is just, like, if they are brave enough to put on a bikini then…

Free “Organic Gardening” workshop slated June 24 | Fauquier Now … – Fauquier Now

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

A free “Organic Gardening” workshop will take place Saturday, June 24, near Marshall. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Fauquier County Master Gardeners, the program will start at 1 p.m. at the Schoolhouse 18 Demonstration Gardens on John Marshall Highway east of the village. The workshop will focus on “principles of organic gardening that will fortify your garden against summer’s foes.” Loudoun County Master Gardener Denise Palmer’s presentation will include…

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