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Gardening

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  • Open agapanthus pods to start seedlings

    Open agapanthus pods to start seedlings
    Question: Our agapanthus flowered well this year and now have green seed pods at the ends of many stems. Do you plant the entire pod or open them to grow more agapanthus? Answer: Agapanthus plantings, also known as lilies of the Nile, have flourished...
  • Kids get hands on with local nutrition

    Kids get hands on with local nutrition
    Some residents are hoping that a food revolution will take root in Boynton Beach. Boynton Beach has one of the few urban farms in South Palm Beach County, a place dedicated to helping the community sustain itself by growing and distributing fresh...
  • Pinpointing avocado's ripening period takes time

    Question: I find about six avocado fruits on my 8-year-old tree. How do I know when they are ripe as I don't want them to drop to the ground? Answer: Determining when an avocado is ripe is a real puzzle that could be fun solving but you only have six...
  • September plant of the month: Firebush is feast for birds, butterflies

    September plant of the month: Firebush is feast for birds, butterflies
    It's hot as blazes out, so September's plant of the month is the appropriately named firebush, also known as Hamelia patens. This semi-showy shrub blooms all year long, producing tubular, orange-red flowers beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds as a...
  • Containers give anthuriums escape route from cold

    Question: I have been give several anthuriums in containers and I am worried about their susceptibility to cold. Would a semi-shady spot where I have plumerias be a good area for the plants? Answer: Most gardeners know the anthuriums with broad green...
  • After poinsettia pruning, turn off nighttime light

    After poinsettia pruning, turn off nighttime light
    Question: My poinsettias are making lots of growth and I am pruning them regularly. When is the last time to do the pruning? Answer: Keep up the good pruning until the end of August or the first week in September. Then allow them to grow a bit more...
  • Home-garden events: Workshops offer tips for gardeners, hunters and kids

    Turf event Saturday features trade show Learn about the differences between organic fertilizers and synthetic fertilizers during the Virginia Cooperative Extension's Super Turf Saturday on Aug. 16. Topics for the day include soil composition, lawn...
  • Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes

    Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes
    A company sprayed my neighbor's yard for mosquitoes, but when I called the company it admitted that its chemical killed all kinds of insects, including pollinators and beneficials. So I don't want to do that, but we are getting eaten alive by mosquitoes...
  • On Gardening: Hydrangeas wow with beauty, ruggedness

    Limelight hydrangea turned the gardening world upside down just a few short years ago as gardeners everywhere became introduced to the panicle hydrangea. Limelight is still in the top five, and is but a trip to the garden center will shock you with all of...
  • Winnetka Library cultivating corn and tomatoes

    Winnetka Library cultivating corn and tomatoes
    Visitors this summer to the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library might be surprised to discover corn, broccoli and heirloom tomatoes sprouting just outside the library's entrance. Stephanie Girardi, a longtime circulation clerk and supervisor at the...
  • Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels

    Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels
    As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...