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Gardening

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  • Dig Into These Upcoming Gardening Events

    Dig Into These Upcoming Gardening Events
    Celebrate summer in the Butler-McCook Garden in Hartford May 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Connecticut Landmarks' Fifth annual Garden Gala. The garden is situated between the Butler-McCook House at 396 Main St. and the Amos Bull House at 59 S. Prospect St....
  • Vertical gardening tips: Add beauty and function to a small yard

    When Sarah Trautvetter bought her Federal Hill row house in 2004, the backyard was not among its finest features. But Trautvetter was not intimidated. As a landscape architect and owner of Traut Landscape Studio, she knew the space had potential....
  • Carroll County Master Gardeners to host plant sale

    The Carroll County Master Gardeners will host their third annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 23, under the pavilion near the Carroll County Agriculture Center parking lot in Westminster. "The plants are dependable and healthy, and the...
  • Three sisters go together in garden and in salad bowl

     Three sisters go together in garden and in salad bowl
    Corn spends the summer standing stock-still, chatting up the other stalks. Not that there's much to say. Sun: hot. Water: welcome. Cobs: coming along. Monoculture is monotonous. Which explains companion planting — mixing up crops curbs boredom and...
  • Cook's garden saves money, builds freshness into your cooking

     Cook's garden saves money, builds freshness into your cooking
    Imagine the satisfaction of walking to your deck or backyard garden, still in your pajamas perhaps, and picking the ingredients for tonight's dinner of Mexican or Italian favorites. It's totally doable. Skip a trip to the grocery store and plant a few...
  • Cures for a brown thumb: How to grow a garden

    For too many aspiring gardeners, life in the backyard is one long string of disappointments. Such folks may see their gardens as places where plants go to wither, their work with shovels and hoes as just so much grave digging for the plants. Yet hope...
  • Defining 'native' in the garden

    Many of us have been seduced by seed packs labeled "Wildflower Mix" and adorned with rainbow-hued blossoms. Careful, said Louise Schaefer, "wildflower" can be a slippery word. Not only may these seeds sprout plants that aren't native to eastern...
  • Southland saying goodbye to lawns

    Southland saying goodbye to lawns
    When Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 25% cut in urban water use, he declared war on the California lawn. Among the early casualties is the expanse of green that Tom Beck and his wife planted around their Arcadia home 26 years ago. “I have mixed...
  • Painting the town yellow

    Painting the town yellow
    Why daffodils? And well you might ask. Of all the things that Gloucester County could celebrate with an annual festival, why daffodils? Here is the short answer, taken from the introduction to a fascinating history compiled for the county in 1991 by...
  • Will L.A. become the land of front-yard veggie gardens? This couple is leading the way

    Will L.A. become the land of front-yard veggie gardens? This couple is leading the way
    For Jeffrey and Linda Glaser, getting rid of their Beverlywood front lawn was a no-brainer. "When our daughter was little, we used our frontyard, but not anymore," said Jeffrey Glaser, an executive at 20th Century Fox Television. "We're in a drought....
  • Home and garden: Tree stewards complete training in Master Gardener program

     Home and garden: Tree stewards complete training in Master Gardener program
    Twenty-four Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners completed the classroom portion of the Tree Steward training, according to a release from the program. Master Gardeners from Gloucester, Hampton, James City County/Williamsburg, Newport News,...