| Jul 21, 2014
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:29 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...