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Gardening

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  • Mum's not the only word for fall planting

    Mum's not the only word for fall planting
    Fall isn't just for mums anymore. Those round mounds of yellow, rust or purple are a poor way to celebrate the luxurious Mid-Atlantic fall — and ease a gardener's itch to plant something. Now is the time to refresh decorative garden pots with...
  • Tips for refreshing soil as fall approaches

    Al Renner of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council has been getting dirty as an urban agriculture activist for two decades in Los Angeles, starting with a community garden on an unused lot in Echo Park. Born on a farm, he has a system for preparing...
  • Roses don't need to be sacrificed to drought; teach them to be tough

    Roses don't need to be sacrificed to drought; teach them to be tough
    The perennial rose, symbolic of romance and luxury, is beloved of Southern California gardening buffs who like a front yard stacked with rose bushes. But with the water shortage, should roses be sidelined in favor of cactuses and succulents? Not...
  • Landscapes and plants in drought: Finding the best options for your garden

    Landscapes and plants in drought: Finding the best options for your garden
      Drought-tolerant trees: Grevillea, an Australian protea relative Jose Manzo, manager of Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria, is a big proponent of Mediterranean-zoned trees, shrubs and perennials, which are less thirsty than other non-natives...
  • Trees are undergoing stress in California's drought; water with care

    Trees are undergoing stress in California's drought; water with care
    While dutiful homeowners have been severely limiting — or ceasing — the watering of their lawns and gardens to comply with drought restrictions, one potential fallout is sometimes overlooked: the health of the residential tree canopy. In...
  • Halloween is a ways away, but pumpkins are ahead of schedule

    Halloween is a ways away, but pumpkins are ahead of schedule
    My pumpkins turned orange in August! How can I make sure they survive until Halloween? Pumpkins are coloring ahead of schedule by about three weeks this year because of the cool summer. When the rind is hard, cut them from the vine, leaving 3 to 4...
  • On Gardening: Marveling at passionflowers and the butterflies they attract

    If you are looking for the perfect vine for a trellis or arbor then look no further than the passionflower. Not only will they climb with abandon, but they will adorn your structure with the most exotic flowers on the planet. Depending on where you live,...
  • Grow vegetables at community garden

    Grow vegetables at community garden
    South Lake Hospital Foundation is seeking gardeners and sponsors for its organic community garden fall planting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the hospital's LiveWell Fitness campus, 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Clermont. The sustainable community...
  • South suburban events, Sept. 11-17

    South suburban events, Sept. 11-17
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events Thursday, Sept. 11 Burr Ridge Farmers...
  • Home-Garden news for 9/11: Design your space at home show this weekend, garden lecture series starting

    Meet skilled craftsmen, kitchen and bath designers, architects and builders at the 2014 Design Your Space Home Show this weekend in Virginia Beach. Jeff Devlin, HGTV personality and DIY host of "I Hate My Bath" is the main stage presenter during the show...
  • Expert offers tips on growing fruit trees in the home garden

    Do you have a "green thumb" for gardening, but feel daunted by planting and caring for fruit trees? Experts say it's really not that difficult to learn the basics, and the results can be bountiful and even artistic. Given the right conditions, you could...