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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...
  • Challenges for gardeners in an unforgiving season

    Challenges for gardeners in an unforgiving season
    My calendar says my summer vegetables should be harvested by now. It's time for cool season crops to go into the ground. But it feels weird gearing up for winter while we're coming off a blistering week of triple-digit heat. And it's disappointing to...
  • Dahlia growers to gather at Botanic Garden

    Dahlia growers to gather at Botanic Garden
    Midwestern dahlia growers are expected to gather this weekend at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe to compete against one another and exhibit their blooms at the 81st Annual Central States Dahlia Society Show. Sarah Paar, who said she coordinates 25...
  • In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes

    In praise of ancient fruit -- our historic pears with 12 recipes
    We make a lot of fuss over heirloom peach varieties that date back to the 1960s and tomatoes that go back as far as the 1930s. But did you know that the Bartlett pear, that standard California grocery store fruit, actually dates back to the 1770s?...
  • Virginia Living Museum hosts native plant sale

    Virginia Living Museum hosts native plant sale
    The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News will host its annual fall native plant sale for two weekends, beginning Saturday, Sept. 20. “Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate Tidewater's weather and serve as...
  • Insecticides offer sago's best defense against cycad scale

    Insecticides offer sago's best defense against cycad scale
    Question: My sagos have a white, scale-like infestation and I don't seem to have a remedy. Could you possibly tell me what the critters are and how to treat them? Answer: Hardly a Florida sago has been missed by cycad scale, a very small insect that...
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Fall festivals offer food, flowers and zombies?

    Fall festivals offer food, flowers and zombies?
    Something about these chilly almost-autumn days makes us want to sip wine outdoors, watch a parade, browse a manicured garden, or, you know, get scared out of our wits. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities in the region for all of the above....
  • Bonds formed, crops grown at Newport News community garden

    NEWPORT NEWS — Since the city's community garden opened in 2011, Pat and Kenny Clark have looked to the garden for fresh produce, exercise and new friends. "We had everything planted by the 10th of May, and picked our first tomato June 14," said...
  • A gardening gadget that's easy to store

    The growing season is just a memory, but it's not too early to start planning for next year. Heck, if you have houseplants, you won't even have to wait until next year. That preparation can go beyond what vegetables and flowers to plant and on to new...
  • Hillstown Grange Fair highlights East Hartford's agricultural roots

    The National Grange has been a part of America's rural and agricultural history for 147 years, and puts traditional family values, leadership and volunteerism are at the forefront of its activities. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Hillstown Grange in East...