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Gardening

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  • Long Reach homeowner has a deep-rooted love of stormwater protection

    Long Reach homeowner has a deep-rooted love of stormwater protection
    Maintaining an environmentally friendly landscape at her family's home in Long Reach comes as second nature to Janine Pollack, who loves gardening and the outdoors. The pluses, some obvious and some not, are numerous. They include the inherent...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Fall plant sales are for shopping for new trees, shrubs and perennials, especially beneficial native species

    I recently groomed my perennial garden, cutting back leggy perennials and removing dying or dead foliage. Many flowers are left to produce seeds for songbirds to enjoy this fall. In November, I will totally clean my perennial garden, so the bed's few...
  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    LEHIGH COUNTY CATHERINE BOULAY FOUNDATION will host its sixth annual 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 at Lehigh Parkway, 15th Street, Allentown. Cost: $25, pre-registration; $30, day of. Race begins: 10:30 a.m. Info: 610-...
  • 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...
  • Latest 'Discover Colchester' walk focuses on Cohen Woodlands

    The Colchester Land Trust and Garden Club teamed up on Sunday, Sept. 7, to present the planned new butterfly gardens and to introduce improved trails on the former property of the late state Rep. Rubin Cohen and his wife, Elizabeth Johnston Cohen. Two...
  • Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer

    Tend to these garden chores at the end of summer
    As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
  • Water-wise fall planting

    Water-wise fall planting
    How to tackle fall planting in Southern California during the third straight year of drought and the diminishing likelihood of El Niņo storms this winter? At the very least, Los Angeles gardening experts agree that planting in the fall is water-wise as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...