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Flower Gardening


The Waynedale NewsThe Waynedale News - Sep 1, 2018
It seems hard to imagine that autumn will soon be upon us with its sunny days and low humidity (doesn't that sound good?). So it is time to be thinking about refurbishing your summer plantings with the beautiful colors of fall. Plants can be planted ...  

Herb Gardening

Hopkins Extension Service Lunch Gardening Series Announced
SurfKY News (blog) - Sep 13, 2018

Herb Gardening 101” will be held at the same time Nov. 6. Instructors will teach those interested how to grow their own herbs. On Dec. 5, a “Festive Trees and Shrubs” instructional session will include information about how to create winter interest ...  

Water Gardening

International Waterlily Collection in San Angelo gets ready for Lily Fest 2018

San Angelo Standard TimesSan Angelo Standard Times - Sep 13, 2018
Landon said this year's event — planned for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Civic League Park, 2 S. Park St. — will again coincide with the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society's annual symposium. That means many of the world's leading ...  

Container Gardening

Top picks for fall container gardening
Wilson County News - Sep 11, 2018

Top picks for fall container gardening. South Texas Gardener. By Calvin Finch. Q. Which of the fall vegetables do best in containers? I want an attractive and productive planting. Thank you for reading some of our articles, please login or subscribe if ...  

Vegetable Gardening

Garden notes: Sept. 15, 2018
St. Augustine Record - Sep 15, 2018

Vegetable Gardening Class: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22; Durbin Creek Nursery, 4286 Race Track Road; call 429-7297 or go to durbincreeknursery.com for more. The fall and spring vegetable gardening class will focus on container gardening. The class ...  


High Yield Modern Farming Better for the Environment, Says Nature Study

Reason (blog)Reason (blog) - Sep 20, 2018
"Organic systems are often considered to be far more environmentally friendly than conventional farming, but our work suggested the opposite," said study co-author Dr. David Edwards in the Cambridge press release on the study. "By using more land to ...  

Garden Design

Stavros Niarchos Park awarded Best Garden Design in Europe

Greek City Times (press release) (blog)Greek City Times (press release) (blog) - Sep 11, 2018
Greece's Stavros Niarchos Park, located in Kallithea, Athens, was awarded first prize for the best modern designed garden in Europe by the European Garden Heritage Network (EGHN) at the Schloss Nordkirchen, a palace in North Rhine Westphalia, ...  


5 reasons to add a rain barrel to your landscaping
Finger Lakes Times - Sep 17, 2018

A rain barrel is a small, above-ground tank that collects and stores rainwater for later use. There are a few types, but the most common barrels collect rainwater from your roof. Adding one or two rain barrels to your home can be good for your plants ...  


Things to do in Logan County -- Sept. 20-25
Journal Advocate - Sep 20, 2018

Circle of Grandparents Group — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Family Resource Center. Includes free child care. SilverSneakers Classic — 10 a.m., Heritage Center. Brown Bag Lunch — 12:10 p.m., Sterling Public Library. Brian Kailey, "Xeriscaping: What is it and ...  

Square Foot Gardening

An Overview of Square-Foot Gardening: How to Do it and Why You Should

One Green PlanetOne Green Planet - Jun 20, 2018
Square-foot gardening (SFG) is one of the more popular ways people are growing their own food these days. Unlike the typical garden rows we've all come to know so well, square-foot gardens are designed to efficiently utilize space with intensive growing.  


Profile of Japan's female bonsai master

Boing Boing (blog)Boing Boing (blog) - Sep 13, 2018
Chiako Yamamoto is the first and only female sensei of Japan's revered bonsai masters. She shows trees of various sizes and ages, including those she inherited from relatives generations ago. The repetitive rituals of watering, pruning and shaping ...  

Flower Arranging

A meditation on Japanese flower arranging comes to Farmingdale

NewsdayNewsday - Sep 18, 2018
n a table against a white backdrop on the Farmingdale Village Green on a recent Sunday, Yoshie Takahashi arranged three red maple branches cut from her own garden. In silence, she added late-summer blooms — large, full chrysanthemums, smaller ...  


Ikebana show at the Orcas Library

Islands' SounderIslands' Sounder - Sep 16, 2018
The Saga Goryu School of Ikebana (Japanese flower design) will present its first flower show in the small conference room at the Orcas Library on Friday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-noon. All are welcome! This is ...  

Greenhouse Gardening

Gardening for the Record: This garden requires pinch of fairy dust

Times RecordTimes Record - Aug 30, 2018
And at 10 a.m., Master Gardeners Susan Randolph and Diane Pitlick will offer first-hand knowledge on greenhouse gardening techniques. The Learning Fields, a Master Gardener education project, is open to the public and contains more than two dozen ...  

Landscape Gardening

Laughing her way through Vermont

WTVAWTVA - Aug 15, 2018
And laughing about it. Not at you. She's always laughing with you. Like many Vermonters, she has a couple of day jobs, including her own tutoring business and landscape gardening. But it's her happy soul and waves of laughter that will sweep you up and ...  

Indoor Gardening

Pet-Friendly Indoor Gardening

Daily HeraldDaily Herald - Sep 20, 2018
MUKWONAGO, WI — Houseplants make a wonderful addition to a home's décor and improve indoor air quality. Those with pets however may struggle with keeping plants safe from curious pets and the pets safe from indoor greenery. The good news is that it ...  

Organic Gardening

In Jupiter: Mariachi music, Taste of Jupiter and organic gardening

Palm Beach PostPalm Beach Post - Sep 17, 2018
MARIACHI MUSIC. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Jupiter Branch of the Palm Beach County Library System will host an hour of festive music from Mariachi Pancho Villa. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 705 Military Trail. To ...  

Japanese Gardening

Celebrate Shofuso's 60th anniversary and Japanese culture across the Philadelphia area

Philly.com (blog)Philly.com (blog) - Sep 11, 2018
Visitors can find hints of Japan throughout — magnolias, Japanese primrose, and ornamental shrubs, for instance — and the property's 2½-acre Asian Woods has a concentration of elements inspired by Japanese gardening. There, a bamboo-lined path ...  

Tropical Garden

Mercer unveils renovated tropical garden

Chron.comChron.com - Aug 30, 2018
The Mercer Botanic Gardens reopened its Tropical Garden to the public on Aug. 27 after it was flooded by Hurricane Harvey. The Tropical Garden is the latest attraction to reopen at Mercer following devastating flooding — the Shakespeare Garden opened ...  


Here's why hydrangeas turn green
Youngstown Vindicator - Sep 13, 2018

These hydrangeas have large showy flowers whose colors are either pink or some shade of blue. As the bloom ages and the days become shorter in late August the pink or blue colors give way to green. This is a natural change and your hydrangea should be ...  


Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more

A: I've observed older lilacs being rejuvenated beautifully for many, many years, giving new life to old woody lilacs whose structure isn't nice anymore. The best season for rejuvenation is early spring before they leaf out, so usually late March or ...  


Orchids to Lake Country Power Round-Up grants

Mesabi Daily NewsMesabi Daily News - Sep 22, 2018
Orchids: To Lake Country Power Company for the Round-Up grants they provide to local volunteer organizations. These groups work to improve the lives of people in need. Orchids, also, to Lake Country Power customers for “rounding up'' your bill and ...  

Wildlife Garden

Occupation of Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden continues despite council order

News ShopperNews Shopper - Aug 29, 2018
Occupation of Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden continues despite council order. By Bridie Witton bridiewitton Local Democracy Reporter - Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark. Show caption. See all 3 photos images. Occupation of Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden ...  

Zen Garden

Ben Heck's Arduino-based zen garden

EngadgetEngadget - Sep 2, 2018
Matthew Eargle joins Ben on this week's episode to create a robot that can reproduce and rake your very own, very chilled-out zen garden. Ben works out the 3D-printed design using Autodesk Fusion 360, while Felix and Matt handle motor control using ...  

Flower Gardener

Lois Leona Bowen
Daily Tribune News - Sep 11, 2018

Mrs. Bowen was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on February 26, 1957, daughter of the late Ovid Turpen and Ada LaChaple Turpen. Mrs. Bowen attended NorthPointe Church. She was a lover of animals, enjoyed bird watching, and was an avid flower gardener.  

Herb Gardener

Herb gardens are easy to establish in Kansas

The Topeka Capital-JournalThe Topeka Capital-Journal - Sep 8, 2018
Many herbs, such as basil, benefit from regular pinching to maintain a better shape. Never remove all the leaves from any one plant. For the novice herb gardener, begin with your favorites. If you use thyme on your Thanksgiving turkey, start with a pot ...  

Garden Designer

Garden Conservancy Hosts Open Days in Dutchess and Ulster Counties

ChronogramChronogram - Sep 13, 2018
At 10am visit Copperheads to learn all about annuals from landscaper and garden designer Amy Pelletier Clark. Then at 2pm head to Clove Brook for a lesson on how to bring art skills into the garden from professional pottery maker Christopher Spitzmiller.  

Indoor Gardener

20 Gorgeous Indoor Garden Ideas

CafeMomCafeMom - Jul 19, 2018
After all, an indoor gardener doesn't have the help of mother nature to keep plants prospering. It takes a lot of personal effort and no shortage of vision to create the ultimate indoor greenery. But integrating foliage into the home isn't as simple as ...  

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