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Gardening

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  • Call of nature

    Outdoor spaces get more attention this time of year as we venture outside during those long, warm days and evenings. And who doesn't like to watch nature's dance as a humming bird or butterfly flit by? Native plants in the garden and in landscaping...
  • Retailers Selling 'Bee-Friendly' Plants Containing Bee Toxic Pesticides, Report Says

    Retailers Selling 'Bee-Friendly' Plants Containing Bee Toxic Pesticides, Report Says
    HARTFORD - Big box stores and major garden centers across the U.S. and Canada have been selling consumers plants labeled "bee-friendly" that have actually been treated with pesticides known to be toxic for bees, according to a report released Wednesday....
  • Thanks to a 'country boy,' bale gardening a growing trend

    Thanks to a 'country boy,' bale gardening a growing trend
    It was a childhood observation that changed the life of Joel Karsten, and in turn revolutionized the way many people grow vegetables. Karsten, 44, author of "Straw Bale Gardens" (Cool Springs Press, $19.99) started the straw bale gardening phenomenon....
  • Weeds or wildflowers?

    Weeds or wildflowers?
    Give a weed an inch and it'll take a yard. In one corner of the yard, forlorn-looking daisies bloom. Over near a sprinkler, a plant with tiny purple and white flowers spread. Are they weeds or wildflowers? "They are neither. They are wonders,"...
  • Dying Norway maples can't be saved

    Dying Norway maples can't be saved
    My Crimson King Norway maples are slowly dying, one by one. I see trunk cracks but can't see any disease or insects. How can I save the rest? Norway maples in general are notorious for strangling themselves to death. The roots often encircle and...
  • Upcoming home and garden events

    Upcoming home and garden events
    Upcoming Home & Garden events across Hampton Roads: Posted June 24, 2014 Hydrangea Mania. Thursday-Wednesday, June 26-July 2. A celebration of the most popular and exciting varieties of these southern living classics. Ken Matthews Garden Center,...
  • Garden show-and-tell

    EAST HARTFORD- The Hillstown Grange is holding a Garden Show-N-Tell and pot luck dinner event on Thursday, June 26. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a pot luck dinner. We will provide some main dishes and are in need of some salads and side dishes. If your...
  • 100 ways to create living arrangements in 'The Plant Recipe Book'

    100 ways to create living arrangements in 'The Plant Recipe Book'
    When book publisher Artisan released “The Flower Recipe Book” last year, Studio Choo designers Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo offered a glimpse of how to create striking seasonal arrangements at home. Next up in the series is San...
  • On Gardening: Mariposa stunning by all measures

    The Mariposa coleus stands so tall and picturesque next to our blue-glazed Vietnamese-glazed containers. It was everything I knew it could be, but now in retrospect it seems like it was such a long journey. You see it was well over a decade ago that I...
  • Garden clubs retool for a new generation

    MINNEAPOLIS You don't have to have gray hair to join a garden club, but you probably have a few silver strands if you belong to one. The average age of a garden club member is "about 75 ... maybe a little older," said Rene Lynch, president of the...
  • Valley gardens struggle to recover from wicked winter

    Vibrant, lush rose bushes greet visitors to Mari Wahlgren's beautifully landscaped Bushkill Township property. The roses in the backyard are a different story. While they do have some blooms, most of the branches are looking dry, brown and scraggly....