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Gardening

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  • Stratford Student Club Helps The Environment

    Stratford Student Club Helps The Environment
    Many high schools have clubs and activities to participate in, including skating clubs for skateboarders, but at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Connecticut, the SKATENG club, SKATENG with an E, is a club for students to involve themselves in the care...
  • A world without monarch butterflies?

    A world without monarch butterflies?
    Monarch butterflies are plentiful and seem to be everywhere, so we take it for granted that they will always be here. However, precipitous declines in monarch populations have been reported. Soon they could be hanging out with the passenger pigeon and...
  • On Gardening: Japanese sweet-flag grasses are ornaments for all seasons

    Leave it to Ogon to be the most thrilling plants in the foggy landscape. Ogon, which means gold, is a great selection of Japanese sweet flag that seemed to literally glow through recent fog and mist, and it can do the same for your landscape. You no doubt...
  • How can I get my cactus plant to bloom?

    Q: At a yard sale, I picked up a cactus. I've had it more than five years. Will it ever grow flowers? —John Warkala, Nesquehoning A: This is difficult to answer since I don't know what kind of cactus John has. If it is a desert cactus, generally...
  • Peninsula friends use greens for holiday decor

    Peninsula friends use greens for holiday decor
    In December, Poquoson resident Wendy Barrick and her friends add personal touches to their holiday decors. Using fresh evergreens, berries and bows, they turn pieces of wood into wreaths shaped like initials — as in B for Barrick. Initially, the...
  • Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring

    Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring
    Question: I have a phalaenopsis orchid in a small container with lots of roots that is starting to form a flower spike. Is it too late to repot it? Answer: Orchids don't mind cramp quarters where the roots creep out over the sides of their containers,...
  • Grow your landscaping skills at Wicker Park workshop

    Grow your landscaping skills at Wicker Park workshop
    Landscaping can seem like such an intimidating endeavor that many gardeners hand over the reins to professionals. Or just plop down plants, shrubs and trees, hoping for the best. But learning the skills not only saves money, it also ensures a yard or...
  • See three dozen trees at Greenbriar Park's arboretum

    Gardeners and homeowners can boost their horticultural knowledge at Wellington's new arboretum. Also known as Greenbriar Park's tree and shrub identification area, nearly three dozen native Florida species are on display. A meandering path loops...
  • Botanic Garden scientist fights to protect plants, and planet

    Botanic Garden scientist fights to protect plants, and planet
    Kay Havens remembers her first visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was around 1981, and she was home from college (Southern Illinois University, where she was majoring in botany). "I had heard about this new botanic garden," she says now. (The...
  • Community garden continues to grow

    Community garden continues to grow
    Tucked away in the heart of Dania Beach is a plot of land thriving with hundreds of herbs, tomatoes, peppers and other fresh vegetables. In its second year, PATCH (People's Access to Community Horticulture) is a 1.6-acre garden that serves the community...
  • On Gardening: Cardoon has ancient roots and modern popularity

    Cardoon is a plant the Romans and Greeks ate as a vegetable, but today its popularity is such that you normally find them right alongside other pansy partners like flowering cabbage, kale and mustard. You really could not find a more striking companion...