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Flower Gardening

Flower gardening made easy

Shoreline TimesShoreline Times - Aug 3, 2017
Flower gardening made easy. By Jennifer Carmichael jcarmllc@gmail.com; Aug 3, 2017; Comments. Simonian. M&M Garden Designs creates an attractive flower garden for both onlookers and butterflies. Photo courtesy of Sandi Manna. SimoneanPool.  

Herb Gardening

Caffey: It's always the right thyme for an herb garden
Pueblo Chieftain - Aug 5, 2017

Harvesting your herbs may be the most exciting part of herb gardening. Outdoors, harvest in the morning on a sunny day with no rain, after the dew has dried. Indoors, harvesting can be done whenever the herbs are needed. It is generally best to harvest ...  

Water Gardening

Garden Media Group unveils 2018 trends

Garden Center MagazineGarden Center Magazine - Aug 11, 2017
Millennials are also spending more on water gardening. Grow Your Own Protein: The “flexitarian” trend is in full swing now, with many people choosing to eat less meat and substituting with plant-based proteins more often. The question is how to get ...  

Container Gardening

Gardening: Container Planting

CaryCitizenCaryCitizen - Aug 18, 2017
To start, make sure you follow some of the basics about container gardening. You can use any container you would like and be as creative as you want, something different is always fun. Conventional options include clay, ceramic, plastic and fiberglass.  

Vegetable Gardening

Fall vegetable gardening: better than summer

The Detroit NewsThe Detroit News - Aug 3, 2017
With a six-pack of transplants, you're on your way to a successful fall vegetable garden. Fall is a great time to experiment with something you haven't tried before, such as radicchio (sometimes called red chicory).  


Ecological Farming: making money when margins are thin
The Capital Journal - Aug 21, 2017

Farming can be a challenging proposition. Land prices are too high, inputs cost more and more, machinery is expensive and usually needs a technician instead of mechanic. Meanwhile, prices on traditional crops and livestock are the lowest they have been ...  

Garden Design

Society of Garden Designers announces new vice chair

Landscape Insight (blog)Landscape Insight (blog) - Aug 14, 2017
She spent five years as Head of Faculty, Landscape Horticulture and Design, and Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Garden Design at Hadlow College and is now a visiting lecturer in horticulture and garden design and external verifier at colleges around ...  


Landscaping companies being targeted by fraud

WTNH Connecticut News (press release)WTNH Connecticut News (press release) - Aug 14, 2017
Typically, the suspects have chosen houses that are for sale as the locations for the landscaping. This type of fraud has been attempted on multiple landscaping companies recently. Norwalk Police would like to warn all to be aware and to meet with ...  


Xeriscaping in the city and the country

Pamplin Media GroupPamplin Media Group - Jul 27, 2017
To start xeriscaping on your property, decide how much of your lawn you can eliminate. Trimming back your lawn will make room for your new shrubs, plants, and flowers. Be sure to choose plants that easily grow in your part of the Northwest. The ...  

Square Foot Gardening

Meet Master Square Foot Gardener Althea Llewellyn: How Did I Come to Gardening?

TAPinto.netTAPinto.net - Jul 26, 2017
I specialize in a method of gardening created by Mel Bartholomew, called Square Foot Gardening. I conduct workshops, and presentations for both adults and children. I endeavor to make gardening accessible to everyone, from the beginner gardener to the ...  


The art of bonsai

Eureka Times StandardEureka Times Standard - Aug 16, 2017
Bonsai, which uses miniature trees grown in containers, originated around the 6th century,” said Chuck Goodwin of the garden club. “The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation for the viewer and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity for ...  

Flower Arranging

Japanese flower arranging workshop offered
The Newark Advocate - Aug 16, 2017

COLUMBUS - Ikebana International Chapter 84 will be holding a workshop on Aug. 18 from 9:30 until noon in the Veridian Room at the Franklin Park Conservatory located at 1777 E. Broad in Columbus. The workshop will be taught by Michelle Rogers, 1st ...  


Peace & Serenity for Ikebana's annual exhibition | SunStar

Sun.StarSun.Star - Aug 18, 2017
TIMELY and admirable, this is what the annual exhibition of the Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 is all about. Timely because this year's theme of the exhibition is “Peace and Serenity through Ikebana.” “As we celebrate our 47th year and annual ...  

Greenhouse Gardening

Entomology workshop gets up close with insects

Pagosa Springs SunPagosa Springs Sun - Aug 11, 2017
GGP's next two Lifelong Learning Workshops are “Greenhouse Gardening” on Sept. 23 and “The Three Sisters at your Thanksgiving Table” on Nov. 4. Visit Pagosagreen.org for more information about these educational opportunities and other special events ...  

Landscape Gardening

MTCC offers landscape gardening curriculum

McDowell NewsMcDowell News - Aug 14, 2017
Conde' Naste Traveler has called Butchart Gardens near Victoria, Canada one of 14 stunning gardens in the world. National Geographic named Butchart as one of its top 10 magnificent gardens and CNN Travel lists it as one of its 12 fabulous gardens.  

Indoor Gardening

aTree Is the Enormous Indoor Garden You Wish You Had Space For

Tasting TableTasting Table - Jul 27, 2017
Now, a new indoor gardening solution has hit Indiegogo, and it's a massive (seriously, it's huge) solution to growing your own fruits and veggies. The aTree is a vertical gardening structure designed by Australian company Applant. Built with a large ...  

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening the Easy Way, Part 3: Perennials and Volunteers

Mother Earth NewsMother Earth News - Aug 8, 2017
In Parts I and II of my easy organic gardening series, I wrote about growing vertically and gardening with raised beds. Both of these techniques, while easy once they're in place, can be time-consuming and even costly in the beginning. Today's tip ...  

Japanese Gardening

Factors to consider when working with Japanese maples and bamboo

Total Landscape CareTotal Landscape Care - Aug 15, 2017
If your client has hired you to create the Japanese garden of their dreams, following the principles of Japanese gardening and selecting the proper plant life is crucial to create the right aesthetic. There are many plants associated with Japanese ...  

Tropical Garden

Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: What's that weed? Meet marsh pennywort

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Aug 4, 2017
Lawns are thought of, and to an extent are, deserts of biodiversity with seemingly little of interest to the bio-curious. However, there's almost always something waiting to be appreciated. Out walking the dog, weeding, planting, getting the mail ...  


GREEN THUMBS UP: Beyond the blue hydrangeas
Wicked Local Braintree - Aug 12, 2017

In the waning hours of a warm summer evening, I settled into a comfortable chair on my deck to savor the sights and sounds of early evening as darkness slowly ...  


Big rewards from small lot

Ashland Daily TidingsAshland Daily Tidings - Aug 10, 2017
Along with two smaller lilacs elsewhere in front, there is a huge lilac bush in the northwest corner of the fenced area. Many of the branches of this lilac are five or more inches in diameter and have an unusual shredded bark. This lilac bush is strong ...  


Appalachian orchids: hidden gems of the mountain forests

Mountain XpressMountain Xpress - Aug 18, 2017
WOODLAND BEAUTY: The spectacular yellow fringed orchid blooms in August. It and other orchids of the Blue Ridge depend on fungi for a range of plant functions, including germination. Some scientists and science writers refer to the network of ...  

Wildlife Garden

London Zoo has launched a new Wildlife Garden (it has a hedgehog highway!)

Time Out London (blog)Time Out London (blog) - Aug 15, 2017
ZSL London Zoo has some big hitters: the Penguin Beach, the Gir Lion Lodge, the Tiger Territory. But the attraction's newest addition is all about the little guys. Today, the Zoo opens its Wildlife Garden, an outdoor horticultural space filled with ...  

Zen Garden

Matcha parfait looks like a Japanese zen garden, hides a treasure trove of secret surprises

SoraNews24SoraNews24 - Aug 7, 2017
Served in a traditional wooden box, this unusual green tea creation is one of the most sought-after sweets in Tokyo. Matcha is enjoying a boom in popularity around the world at the moment, and when it comes to sweets containing the earthy green ...  

Flower Gardener

Obey the Urge to Plant Obedient Plant

Pike County News Watchman (blog)Pike County News Watchman (blog) - Aug 11, 2017
... can be grown from seeds or root divisions. Deer and most insects ignore the Obedient Plant. Physostegia's most destructive enemies are rust and slugs. Easy to grow and low-maintenance, Obedient Plant is a perfect choice for the no-fuss flower gardener.  

Herb Gardener

No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jul 29, 2017
“Herbs,” suggests Fernandez, the herb gardener for the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. “They have so many beautiful flowers, they can definitely soften the landscape, bring in pollinators and make the landscape useful again.”.  

Garden Designer

Local garden designer wins Gold at major horticultural show

Somerset LiveSomerset Live - Aug 7, 2017
Local garden designer wins Gold at major horticultural show. Another Gold winning show garden for Kingston Maurward trained designer. Share; Comments. ByTracey Ramsbottom. 10:17, 7 AUG 2017; Updated 12:53, 7 AUG 2017. News. Enter your ...  

Indoor Gardener

Never Kill a Plant Again: 7 Gadgets to Make You a Gardening Pro

MakeUseOfMakeUseOf - Aug 4, 2017
One of the biggest challenges for an indoor gardener is making sure plants get enough light. If you live in a built-up area, or in a high-rise apartment with few windows, a lack of light can lay waste to your finely crafted ecosystem. The makers of ...  

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