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Flower Gardening

May Landscaping Camp To Feature Donna Yowell And “Cut Flower Gardening

HottyToddy.comHottyToddy.com - Apr 6, 2017
Donna Yowell, president of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, will inspire you to start your own garden as she speaks on “Cut Flower Gardening” at the upcoming Landscaping Camp set for May 26-28 in Oxford. Yowell holds a Bachelor of Science degree ...  

Herb Gardening

Ginny King presents herb gardening program at Iris Garden Club meeting
News-Reporter - Mar 22, 2017

Ginny King presents herb gardening program at Iris Garden Club meeting. Ginny King presented the program “Easy Herb Gardening” at the meeting of the Iris Garden Club Tuesday, March 14, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator Parish House.  

Water Gardening

Water gardening basics presented at Centerburg library
Mount Vernon News (press release) (subscription) (blog) - Apr 19, 2017

CENTERBURG — The Centerburg Public Library, 49 E. Main St., will be hosting a “Water Gardening Basics” class on Tuesday, from 7-8 p.m. The class will cover the following: Where to put a water garden, what supplies and equipment you will need, the ...  

Container Gardening

Tribune Column

CullmanSenseCullmanSense - Apr 14, 2017
It gives a unique perspective to 'container gardening,' which can easily turn into a vegetable container garden by adding a few companion plants. A large concrete container situated in the middle of a long narrow flower bed becomes a focal point near a ...  

Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable gardening shows continued growth

Buffalo Reflex (subscription)Buffalo Reflex (subscription) - Apr 19, 2017
Vegetable gardening is huge, and this is reflected in Teal Greenhouse's sales, according to Diane Teal, co-owner with her husband, Kent Teal. They have been in the greenhouse business for more than 30 years and have two locations - one on N. Main ...  


You might make a profit farming musk oxen in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch NewsAlaska Dispatch News - Apr 18, 2017
After working as a graduate assistant at the Large Animal Research Station, which raises a small herd of musk oxen, she decided to look at the sustainability of farming the animals. Musk oxen, which roam wild in northern parts of Alaska, are ...  

Garden Design

Native Plants in the Garden:Design ideas

Porterville RecorderPorterville Recorder - Apr 8, 2017
The variety of plant forms, textures and foliage colors adds interest to this front yard garden. Posted: Saturday, April 8, 2017 6:00 am. Native Plants in the Garden:Design ideas Peyton Ellas Recorderonline.com. Last week we talked about some planning ...  


Virtual technology can make landscaping easier

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Apr 18, 2017
This image provided by iScape shows a screen shot of the company's web site showcasing before and after views of landscaping changes using their mobile garden and landscape design application. (iScape via AP). Just as virtual technology has become a ...  


Xeriscaping encourages water-saving garden areas

Salina Journal (subscription)Salina Journal (subscription) - Apr 10, 2017
Home gardeners might consider xeriscaping to create beautiful garden areas while saving precious water. Xeriscaping, a term derived from the Greek word “xeros,” which means “dry,” was developed by the Denver Water Department during the 1980s as a ...  

Square Foot Gardening

Square foot gardening lessons beginning again at Reeves-Reed
NJ.com - Mar 23, 2017

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, under the direction of Environmental Educator Althea Llewellyn, is offering an expanded version of Let's Get Growing!, the wonderful world of square foot gardening, with special sessions for adults as well as children. The spring ...  


Bonsai Battery-charger!

Yanko Design - Form Beyond FunctionYanko Design - Form Beyond Function - Apr 17, 2017
If plants can refuel themselves via photosynthesis, why can't our gadgets? The Solar Suntree is a rather neat alternative to yet another power-bank. It ditches the dull and boring Lithium ion battery for 9 solar panels, arranged beautifully like leaves ...  

Flower Arranging

Spring Flower Arrangements Simplified at Eli's Market

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 10, 2017
Melissa Falcon teaches a monthly class on flower arrangements at Eli's Market in Manhattan. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times. That springtime bouquet, whether assembled from purchased blooms or flowers gathered in the garden, will look ...  


Traditional Japanese Art Talk: Ikebana

IIT TodayIIT Today - Apr 21, 2017
Guest speaker Charles Harris Sensei from the Japanese Cultural Center of Chicago will give a special demonstration about Ikebana, a Japanese traditional art of flower arrangement. Come and join us to get in touch with this beautiful art, and enjoy a ...  

Greenhouse Gardening

Quebec spending $5M to encourage sustainable greenhouse gardens in Nunavik

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 10, 2017
The Quebec government is putting $5 million over three years into developing greenhouse gardening in the far north, where the normal growing season lasts for less than 100 days. Two community greenhouses already exist in Kuujjuaq, 1,400 kilometres ...  

Landscape Gardening

AC Milan Joins Long List of Asian-Owned Soccer Teams
TheStreet.com - Apr 13, 2017

Also in England, Lai Guochuan, head of a landscape gardening company, now owns West Bromwich Albion. Liverpool, Chelsea, Southampton, Hull City and Reading are among the English clubs reportedly attracting interest from Chinese investors.  

Indoor Gardening

Seed Now, Eat Later: The Urban Dweller's Guide to Indoor Gardening

Vogue.comVogue.com - Apr 2, 2017
Though it may not feel like it, spring is just around the corner, and farmers are in full swing prepping their seedlings for a lush summer harvest. For home gardeners and urban dwellers—whose unseen gardens dwell on rooftops or tucked into ...  

Organic Gardening

Just 1 Question: Organic gardening with Project Success students
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Apr 13, 2017

This spring, Project Success at Danville's Laura Lee Fellowship House and 4-H have teamed up to launch an organic gardening club. "A lot of them think their food comes from the grocery store," site coordinator STEPHANIE DIXON said of the mostly "city ...  

Japanese Gardening

Check out the updated Portland Japanese Garden

Pamplin Media GroupPamplin Media Group - Mar 28, 2017
The Jordan Schnitzer Japanese Arts Learning Center is home to new gallery spaces, a multi-purpose classroom, the garden gift store and the Vollum Library, a comprehensive resource on Japanese gardening and related arts. A new Garden House will offer ...  

Tropical Garden

Fairchild's Tropical Garden Column: Pruning a tree? Learn the basics

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Apr 11, 2017
Mindy Lee and her daughter Persia Lee Ilyavi help the environment one butterfly at a time. They keep a butterfly garden on their front yard that has plants that serve as food for butterflies and caterpillars. They bring the caterpillars inside their ...  


Spring has Sprung with Chronister's 'Hydrangeas'

Coos Bay WorldCoos Bay World - Mar 31, 2017
The winning entry, “Hydrangeas,” an oil painting, was well received by the three anonymous jurors, members of the Artist Loft Gallery, the only co-op gallery in the Coos Bay area. The artist said she had recently been working with her own arch shaped ...  


Lilacs, goslings, asparagus, morels: Bowman's Bits, wild & early

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Apr 17, 2017
Lilacs, goslings, asparagus, morels: Bowman's Bits, wild & early. Dale Bowman 04/17/2017, 02:11pm. Earliest goslings I've photographed in the spring on our town pond, continuing a pattern for an early spring. Credit: Dale Bowman. Dale Bowman.  


Orchids and Fungus: A Conservation Connection

Smithsonian Insider (blog)Smithsonian Insider (blog) - Apr 13, 2017
Orchids make up 10 percent of the world's plant species; more than 50 percent of native orchids in North America are listed as threatened or endangered in some part of their home range. Botanist Dennis Whigham and his colleagues at the Smithsonian ...  

Wildlife Garden

Library hosting wildlife habitat building workshop

Greensburg Daily NewsGreensburg Daily News - Apr 14, 2017
A portion also supports work for local wildlife in select Affiliate partner states. • By adding pollinator and monarch-friendly plants when you certify your wildlife garden with National Wildlife Federation, it also gets counted towards the Million ...  

Zen Garden

Reviving Druid Hill's 'Zen Garden'

Baltimore SunBaltimore Sun - Apr 16, 2017
Few maps note it, but the area is officially called the "Zen Garden." It may have been so once, but when I found it, there was nothing "Zen" about it. It was overgrown and untended. One day, I was scrolling through an online auction and found three oak ...  

Flower Gardener

Kentlands Garden Club Nurtures Nature and the Community

TowncourierTowncourier - Apr 15, 2017
“My father was a forester and an avid vegetable and flower gardener,” she said. “I remember spending time helping my father cultivate and maintain our family's large vegetable garden. There were also numerous beds of flowers near our house that ...  

Herb Gardener

Turn that black thumb green by growing herbs this spring

Sumter ItemSumter Item - Mar 29, 2017
Paul Smith's first time herb gardener kit includes: mint, oregano, cilantro and rosemary. Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6:00 am. BY KASEY MEREDITH Intern@theitem.com. You don't have to be a Master Gardener to grow herbs. Herbs can be grown ...  

Garden Designer

Coblands Plant Centre holds first garden designer open day to fulfil demand for mid-size shrubs

Horticulture WeekHorticulture Week - Apr 11, 2017
Garden design head Lewis Normand said: "We're delighted to be launching our new Plant Showcase at our Plant Centre in Sevenoaks. Having recognised a need from our garden designer clients to hold a stock of interesting mid-sized shrubs that can be ...  

Indoor Gardener

What can we do about the cost?

Republican JournalRepublican Journal - Mar 24, 2017
There will be three first-place $10,000 cash prizes to the Best Indoor Gardener, Best Outdoor Ornamental Gardener and Best Outdoor Vegetable Gardener! For more information and entry from, visit: americasbestgardener.com. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ...  

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