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Gardening

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  • Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger

    Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger
    Todd Segal's tiny 1919 Highland Park home — a 624-square-foot cabin that rests on a 7,500-square-foot hillside lot — was inhabited by squatters when he purchased it five years ago. Looking back, Segal likes to joke that removing the...
  • 'Homegrown Herb Garden': Guide to cultivating, and cooking with, herbs

     'Homegrown Herb Garden': Guide to cultivating, and cooking with, herbs
    Fresh herbs are everywhere these days, in recipes, restaurants and supermarket produce aisles. But in a nation that was relatively herb-averse for decades, even lifelong gardeners may have little experience growing, say, basil and cilantro. Garden...
  • 'Epic Tomatoes' author makes passionate case for growing heirloom varieties

     'Epic Tomatoes' author makes passionate case for growing heirloom varieties
    Craig LeHoullier loves tomatoes. Not in the pass-me-the-spaghetti-sauce sense as much as in the gardening sense. He is the tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, the Iowa-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving heirloom plants, and has trialed more...
  • Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories

    Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories
    Eight years ago, Kathy and Andrew Russell's frontyard was like many of the gardens in their Brentwood neighborhood — monopolized by grass. But after Kathy retired from UCLA Medical Center as a surgical nurse, she had the time to tear out the...
  • Dirt takes center stage at DePaul Art Museum

    Dirt takes center stage at DePaul Art Museum
    The forested peaks and crumbly cliffs of the landscape have long been recognized as an appropriate theme for art. So have death and dying. The matter out of which that landscape grows, the substance into which the dead are returned — not so much....
  • Get tips on gardening and more at Landscape and Garden Fair

    Get tips on gardening and more at Landscape and Garden Fair
    An item in Thursday's Lake Sentinel print edition misstates speakers and some of the activities of the fair. The fourth annual Landscape and Garden Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at Discovery Gardens at...
  • On Gardening: Invest in crinum lilies for long-term beauty and fragrance

    It was love at first sight that day in Brookhaven, Miss., when I came across the grand crinum lily, Crinum asiaticum, I fell in love even though it wasn't blooming. The tree-like structure of the stem or stalk and the large exotic foliage sold me with its...
  • Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help

    Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help
    Tanya Locklear had a really bad headache. The Ferndale resident suffered from chiari malformation for years, a rare neurological disorder of the brain that can cause sudden, severe headaches from just sneezing or coughing. So when Locklear went to the...
  • The top 10 vegetables for California gardeners -- and everybody else

    The top 10 vegetables for California gardeners -- and everybody else
    What’s going to be in your garden this summer? Burpee knows. According to theĀ giant seed catalog’s 2015 retail seed forecast, California’s many backyard fruit and vegetable farmers dig tomatoes most of all, followed by peppers, squash,...
  • Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

    Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. All of these methods can be done indoors and year-...
  • Spring cleanup do's and don'ts in the garden

    Spring cleanup do's and don'ts in the garden
    I have a vacation planned and likely will not have time to cut my perennial garden back before I leave town. Will it be OK to cut my garden back in early April when I return, or should I just leave the garden alone this year? Do you have any other tips...