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Gardening

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  • Tips: 6 Tips for a Lush Lawn

    Tips: 6 Tips for a Lush Lawn
    Use these tips to have the best lawn in the neighborhood. The Best Lawn Advice is Locally Grown: One-size-fits-all doesn't work for fertilizer, weed killer and grass seed, even though that's what the chain stores sell. Lawn products that work great in...
  • 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...
  • Community news for Jewett City edition

    FACES spaces CANTERBURY - The Fine Art and Craft Exhibit and Sale (FACES) at the Finnish Hall, 76 North Canterbury Road, will be on Saturday, Oct. 3., at 9:30 a.m. This is an event listed in The Last Green Valley's Walktober calendar. A call for...
  • Tree With Spicy Fragrance And Sweet Flowers Too

    Tree With Spicy Fragrance And Sweet Flowers Too
    Few gardeners are going to know this plant. Actually it is a large shrub to small tree that grows well throughout all but the most southern portion of Florida. The plants we call vitex or the most common species, a chaste tree, are only occasionally...
  • On Gardening: Elephant ears leave a large footprint in tropical landscape

    No matter where you go this summer the tropical look will be hot, and one of the key ingredients for this Caribbean style garden is the elephant ear, the drama queen of the landscape. With leaves that defy logic for their size and proportion vs. other...
  • Bird nerd: Hummingbirds are the jewels of summer

    Ah, to be a true snowbird. Imagine winters in a tropical paradise, lolling under palm trees in balmy temperatures, or in the shade of a tropical jungle canopy in a lush rainforest. Once the chill of winter shakes off, you get to enjoy summers with...
  • Eastern tent caterpillars are relatively harmless

    Eastern tent caterpillars are relatively harmless
    A 10-inch cocoon appeared, literally overnight, on my cherry tree, and when I broke it open with a broom, to my horror, it was full of large crawling millipedes or worm-like creatures and what seems to be rotting wood. I'm worried it will kill the tree....
  • Buying plants? Tips to ensure they will thrive in your garden

     Buying plants? Tips to ensure they will thrive in your garden
    I tried out a bunch of new plants in my garden last year, but several did not do well and look very bad this spring. What can I do to help ensure success in my garden? There are both sunny and shady sections. — Jim Evans, Lake Forest When...
  • Sharing some time in the garden this spring

    Spring is the perfect season for gardening. There's nothing quite like spending the day outside, surrounded by nature, while you plant seeds that will — hopefully — yield vibrant produce. Nowadays, there seems to be a rather sizable...
  • 10 plants that can help purify the air in your home

    I absolutely love this time of year. There is nothing more relaxing than strolling through the neighborhood on a warm spring day. Just seeing and smelling beautiful fragrant blooms on shrubs and trees is an instant mood-booster, not to mention that...
  • Kokedama: Japanese moss balls an easy alternative to bonsai

    Kokedama is sometimes called "poor man's bonsai," and the two do share some features: They're both small displays of plants and moss. But "lazy person's bonsai" might be a better description, because it's far easier and less of a commitment, and you...