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Gardening

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  • Northwest Side students dig into dirt to fight obesity

    Northwest Side students dig into dirt to fight obesity
    Oriole Park Elementary School in Chicago is fighting child obesity by having its students plant a garden at the school. On May 22, a school planting day at 5424 N. Oketo Ave. brought sunflower seedlings outdoors with other plants to ideally promote...
  • Newer appliances that can save water

    One way to save water inside the home? Upgrade. You can find water-efficient appliances and fixtures of all prices, of course, but let's dream big: Here are five sumptuous buys out of many on the market that will make your neighbors green — with...
  • Don't gravelscape L.A.

    Don't gravelscape L.A.
    People are starting to panic about their lawns. The Metropolitan Water District is adding $350 million to its lawn removal rebate program and homeowners are scrambling to rip out grass and replace it with something easy and oh-so drought tolerant —...
  • Charlotte's Quest to hold plant swap

    Charlotte's Quest Nature Center, at 3400 Wilhelm Lane in Manchester, will hold a community plant swap from 1 to 3 p.m. May 31. Individuals will be able to swap plants, take home free seeds and handouts, and purchase gently used gardening books for no more...
  • The goods: Five easy helpers make patio time a little better

    Summer's almost here. Make the most of your time spent on the patio or in the garden with these handy home products. Brick clip fasteners http://www.brickclip.com; $13.50 for a pack of six For homes with brick exteriors, it's difficult to hang objects...
  • Master gardener program goes for a crop of volunteers

    When Yvonne Savio switched one basic criterion in the selection process for applicants to the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program in 2001, the results were impressive. Instead of recruiting gardeners interested in volunteering, she started...
  • Bonus Years: A post-career journey from surface warfare to beekeeper

    Sometimes your career involves exacting work with lots of protocols. This happens in a lot of technical professions and crafts. That's where the daily requirement to "go by the book" is a core element of the job description — from airline pilot to...
  • Meet the pets that provide fresh food and close companionship during backyard chicken-keeping coop tour

    Coop by coop, backyard chicken keeping is gaining ground in Hampton Roads, especially on the Peninsula. Founded in 2010 with 30 chicken enthusiasts, PeCK, or Peninsula Chicken Keepers, now has 450 members, according to founder Carol Bartram of York...
  • How a Hollywood set decorator channeled movie magic into her Altadena garden

    How a Hollywood set decorator channeled movie magic into her Altadena garden
    When Peggy Casey first saw the 1972 film "Silent Running," a science-fiction tale in which all plant life on Earth is extinct, it left an impression that still resonates. "I saw the film when I was a little girl, and it imprinted forever the...
  • Beware of citrus-leaf miners on new growth

    Question: Citrus-leaf miners have arrived early this year producing tunnels and causing crinkling among the leaves of our trees. What is the control? Answer: Perhaps you have noticed citrus-leaf miners only affect the new growths, which means you have...
  • Minimal pruning best choice for crape myrtles

    Minimal pruning best choice for crape myrtles
    Question: I am trying to determine whether or not to trim my crape myrtle. What is the latest thinking? Answer: Gardeners can get all in a tizzy when it comes to crape myrtle trimming, but these shrubs-to-small trees don't seem to care. Most...