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Gardening

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  • Tomato plants, get with the program

    I trudged once again out into the garden, where I have been cultivating dead tomato plants. This was not the original plan. The original plan — call me a dreamer — was to grow live tomato plants that would bear actual tomatoes. I stared at...
  • Gardening makes the man

      Gardening makes the man
    We had our first fight about the garden the other day. Well, not a fight exactly, but there were words. There we were, in the kitchen looking into the backyard, out at that gorgeous square of rich soil and the possibilities of the good earth. She...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
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  • Turn fallen leaves into valuable landscape mulch

    Question: I saw your suggestion to turn leaves into mulch. How is this done? Is there a machine that helps? Answer: Many of us rake fallen leaves or gather bags of leaves set out by neighbors to use in our landscapes. This is a free source of mulch that...
  • Getting rid of grass is making homeowners' wallets greener

    If somehow you missed the news that California is drier than a stale tortilla, the Amber Alert signs have come to the rescue with highway bulletins like this one: "Serious drought, help save water." This is helpful to a point, I suppose, and I like...
  • Europe in bloom

    I head to Europe every spring, ready to start afresh on a new season of travel. It's an exciting time, as I dive into exhausting days of nonstop guidebook research and travel show filming. With age and wisdom, I've learned to take some of my own advice:...
  • From his perch in South Whitehall, a master gardener records spring unfolding

    Like more than a few of you, I endured the Late Unpleasantness — the winter — with all the resiliency and mental toughness of a certain Phillies relief pitcher, which means I fell to pieces toward the end. Now, the pitcher in question can...
  • Keep burning nettle under control — carefully

    Keep burning nettle under control — carefully
    Question: I have weeds in my yard with small leaves and scalloped edges that are causing me a lot of pain. If I brush up against them, I feel like I am on fire. What are they and how can they be controlled? Answer: Going barefoot is not going to be...
  • Still feeling that garden glow

    The faded newspaper clipping shows a small girl with a wide smile, holding a gigantic head of lettuce. The girl is me, in 1964. The lettuce was a prize-winning product of my first elementary school garden. That ancient photo — emailed to me this...
  • Fanflower

    •Scientific name: Scaevola aemula. •Growth habit: A sprawling evergreen perennial growing to 12 inches tall and twice as wide. The leaves are medium to dark green, obovate in shape, deeply toothed and growing to 2 inches long and half as...