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Flower Gardening

Obituary Diane Jessen, 68

Blair Enterprise PublishingBlair Enterprise Publishing - Dec 9, 2017
Her favorite activities included roses and flower gardening, cooking and baking, especially deviled eggs, pies and cookies. She also donated her famous chocolate chip cookies at many fundraisers. Growing up on the farm, Diane loved animals, especially ...  

Herb Gardening

2017 East Austin Garden Fair set to bloom April 8

AgriLife TodayAgriLife Today - Mar 11, 2017
There will be a plant giveaway, free gardening materials and a free soil screening for those involved in vegetable, fruit and herb gardening. “This fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow foods to improve the ...  

Water Gardening

Private Equity Firm Buys Into Oase
Pet Business World News - Dec 15, 2017

Aquatics and water gardening specialist OASE is being acquired by US private equity firm Argand Partners, with management acquiring a share in the company as part of the transaction. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed. Equistone Partners ...  

Container Gardening

Alamosa Flowers: Winter container gardening
Valley Courier - Dec 6, 2017

In Alamosa, I move several plant containers indoors over the winter months. I love seeing pink bougainvillea and a geranium or two in full bloom on a dark evening. Harvesting fresh basil, flat-leaf parsley, thyme, rosemary, and sage is a joy. And this ...  

Vegetable Gardening

Learn about a variety of vegetable-gardening methods from around the world

Redlands Daily FactsRedlands Daily Facts - Dec 1, 2017
Biological anthropologist Monte Andress will present a program on “Exotic Vegetable Gardening Practices From Around the World” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Victoria Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1860 S. Mountain View Ave., Loma Linda. Andress ...  


Bipartisan Bill Might Seed the Future of Organic Farming

Civil EatsCivil Eats - Dec 12, 2017
In fact, Maine representative Chellie Pingree, herself a farmer and advocate for organic farming practices, said her staff dug into the math and found that tiny piece is equal to less than one-tenth of 1 percent. Meanwhile, the gulf between demand for ...  

Garden Design

Japanese garden design bows to the moon

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Dec 1, 2017
Autumn is the traditional season for moon viewing. As the heat of summer begins to dissipate, the moon's silver light seems to sharpen in the cool night air. Across the northern hemisphere the harvest moon, which this year rose on October 5, is a point ...  


Ornamental landscaping in celebrity-studded Montecito adds to fire danger

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Dec 13, 2017
Many homes in the moneyed hills of Montecito and other communities along the southern Santa Barbara County coast are lined with lush ornamental vegetation intended to increase privacy for those living in the homes. But this type of lush landscaping is ...  


DALY: Native plants are an excellent choice for the home landscape

Gwinnettdailypost.comGwinnettdailypost.com - Nov 10, 2017
The use of native plants is an essential component of various environmentally friendly landscape management systems, such as xeriscaping and integrated pest management. A native plant usually requires less maintenance, but still, needs some. It needs ...  

Square Foot Gardening

Craziest new trend? Millennials love gardening

StarNewsOnline.comStarNewsOnline.com - Nov 17, 2017
Our generation had square-foot gardening (which still works pretty well) and things like that Topsy Turvy upside-down tomato planter (which doesn't). While it will be interesting to see what the marketing people can come up with, the basics of growing ...  


Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Omiya/Saitama: Bonsai and the appreciation for small plants

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - Dec 13, 2017
The art of bonsai, dwarfed trees and shrubs in pots, can be traced back more than a thousand years to China. Initially, bonsai in Japan was enjoyed exclusively by the upper class. In the later stages of the Edo Period (1603-1867), it gradually reached ...  

Flower Arranging

Flower arranging and storytelling

the Irish Newsthe Irish News - Nov 27, 2017
IF YOU think the garden is a dreary mess at the moment, I'd agree with you – but Sandra Carson thinks otherwise. Wherever she looks, she sees possibility. All her ideas are put tougher like a beautiful bouquet in Autumn and Winter Flora, her book on ...  


Flower Japan highlights beauty of ikebana

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Nov 23, 2017
Ikebana masters did not create the arrangements, rather they were made by business leaders such as Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Chairman & CEO Kunio Yamada and other company CEOs, heads of educational institutions and other professionals from various ...  

Greenhouse Gardening

GARDEN MAIDEN: Indoor bulbs not for the impatient

MyWebTimes.comMyWebTimes.com - Nov 29, 2017
I've learned a lot the past few months as I dig in to winter greenhouse gardening. Expert advice of third-generation bulb growers allows fun to outweigh fear during this first. In three short months and several webinars and conference calls, I've ...  

Landscape Gardening

Palazzi Landscape Gardening marks 100th year

Scranton Times-TribuneScranton Times-Tribune - Nov 12, 2017
Palazzi, 63, is the third-generation owner of Palazzi Landscape Gardening of Dunmore and Newfoundland, which marks its 100th anniversary this year. His children, Rich, 28, and Danielle, 22, represent the fourth generation involved in running the family ...  

Indoor Gardening

Indoor gardening season begins - By Tom Seymour

Courier-Gazette & Camden HeraldCourier-Gazette & Camden Herald - Nov 24, 2017
Photo by: Tom Seymour Miracle-Gro potting soil contains all the nutrients your plants need. What do dedicated gardeners do when winter puts an absolute and final end to the gardening season? Begin gardening indoors, that's what. Sure, some species are ...  

Organic Gardening

Namibians Embrace Organic Gardening

AllAfrica.comAllAfrica.com - Nov 21, 2017
Organic gardening and the need to become food secure is fast becoming a priority for Namibians from all walks of life.  

Japanese Gardening

Japanese gardens: the enigmatic art of raked gravel and rocks does not give up its secrets lightly

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Oct 29, 2017
Rather, however, Walker's point is that we should embrace the ethos of Japanese gardening – that it exists to transport our minds and build our inner worlds, rather than be used to expand our experience of what is around us – and channel that ...  

Tropical Garden

Shower plants will literally make your bathroom feel like a lush tropical garden

Well+GoodWell+Good - Dec 11, 2017
Turning your home into a full-on Zen space is one of the biggest wellness trends of 2018—think Himalayan salt lamps, meditation nooks, and healing crystal-inspired home decor. Another way to embrace a healthy home? Shower plants—ones that clean the ...  


Hydrangeas Cut At 2 Swampscott Homes « CBS Boston

CBS Boston / WBZCBS Boston / WBZ - Nov 28, 2017
SWAMPSCOTT (CBS) – Call it the mystery of the hydrangea cutting. If you take a close look at the plants at two houses in Swampscott, you'll see that somebody snipped the stalks. And the homeowners think they know why. “It's a very strange thing,” says ...  


Kym Pokorny: Take one more go at the garden before retiring for winter
Albany Democrat Herald - Dec 10, 2017

One chore you can take off your plate is pruning. Choate recommends waiting until the latter part of February to prune shrubs and trees. Be sure to know what your plants' needs are, he noted. Spring-blooming plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, lilacs ...  


Orchids and Onions: Friday, December 15, 2017
Today's News-Herald - Dec 15, 2017

Orchids to a very nice, intelligent, tech savvy lady in K Mart Sunday afternoon. She helped me navigate my new update on my phone while trying to send a picture of a dress to my granddaughter. Her help was very much appreciated. Merry Christmas to her ...  

Wildlife Garden

Diss and District Rotary Club donates a bench to new wildlife ...

Diss ExpressDiss Express - Dec 6, 2017
There was no sitting down on the job for Diss and District Rotary Club as they donated a bench to the new wildlife garden in the Heritage Triangle, in Diss.  

Zen Garden

Zamboni driver: The ice is my zen garden

The Herald JournalThe Herald Journal - Dec 10, 2017
Once you get that ice nice and smooth and everything is clean out there, it's like my zen garden. To me, it's like it brings me peace. HJ: What are the crowd reactions like during the intermissions at hockey games? Do you ever get people yelling at you ...  

Flower Gardener

Rosemary A. Rose
The Times - Dec 5, 2017

An avid flower gardener, Mrs. Rose enjoyed cross stitch and going to the pool and the beach. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Megan Elizabeth ...  

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

Google honors garden designer Gertrude Jekyll with doodle

The Mary SueAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 29, 2017
The search engine site, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor prominent figures, is highlighting the trailblazer to celebrate her on what would have been her 174th birthday. Born in London in 1843, Jekyll spent much of her childhood on her family ...  

Indoor Gardener

Gardening indoors provides plant fix during winter

The Journal PioneerThe Journal Pioneer - Dec 5, 2017
A Pothos or a Spider Plant are incredibly robust and will help even a novice indoor-gardener build confidence. Try cuttings. This is a free way to multiply your riches – and most tropical plants lend themselves to this very well. Cut healthy shoots of ...  

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