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Gardening

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  • If you plant, hummingbirds will surely come

    If you plant, hummingbirds will surely come
    I have a hummingbird feeder, but it isn't hanging outside. It's sitting on a shelf in my closet attracting dust instead of birds. I haven't put it up because I want to attract hummingbirds with nectar-rich plants instead of artificially colored sugar...
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Snakes in your yard can be a healthy thing, especially if you have pests they eat

    Wildlife-loving posts on Facebook are sometimes not for faint-of-heart gardeners. Especially when they involve snakes that gardeners find in their yards. This year, my Facebook feed is populated with snake-centered posts almost daily. In...
  • Garden contest runner up: Finding inspiration amid acres of space in Carroll County

    Garden contest runner up: Finding inspiration amid acres of space in Carroll County
    With more than 2½ acres in Carroll County, Scott and Charlene Uhl faced the challenge of creating intimate gardens in an expansive space. But Charlene Uhl, the budget director at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Scott Uhl, a retired state...
  • Lake County Fair to open July 23

    Lake County Fair to open July 23
    Monkeys ride on the backs of dogs. Men race riding lawn mowers on hard-packed dirt. A rooster sits on a fence people watching. It must be the Lake County Fair. The 86th annual event will open July 23 and run through July 27, featuring new...
  • Tips: Create a garden space that's guest friendly

    Tips: Create a garden space that's guest friendly
    Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests. Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their...
  • Home-Garden briefs: Design contest, butterflies, hummingbirds, native plants and rain barrels

    Home-Garden briefs: Design contest, butterflies, hummingbirds, native plants and rain barrels
    Enter to win $5K in design contest Feeling inspired? Give your home a spruce up for under $100 using ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, then enter ScotchBlue's Home Contest. Channel your home design creativity this summer by submitting your home refresh...
  • The joy of crafting food is a little miracle we can tap into again

    Images from my Instagram feed slide down the screen: glistening fruit in jars, pickles floating in dill-sprigged brine, wonky handcrafted breads, vinegars infused with herbs from the garden, tomato sauce put up in old wine bottles. Everybody proudly...
  • Going exotic in summer vegetable garden

    Going exotic in summer vegetable garden
    Just because the tomatoes stopped producing and the cilantro went to seed long ago doesn't mean we can't grow edibles in the summer in South Florida. In fact, there's lots we can grow in the dead of summer. The key is looking to parts of the world with...
  • Children's garden proposed for Winnetka

    Children's garden proposed for Winnetka
    Hoping to encourage local families to develop a better appreciation of nature, officials with the Winnetka Community House said this week that a children's garden soon could be sprouting up in the village. Tim McCabe, the executive director of the...
  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • Couple find farming bliss in Seminole County

    Couple find farming bliss in Seminole County
    Chickens peck in a compost pile as workers hurry to finish building a shelter for two alpacas named Cheech and Chong, who are about to arrive at Maya Papaya Community Farm. The 5-acre farm at the end of a dirt road near Oviedo is an increasingly rare...