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  • August gardening calendar

    Almanac Average temperatures: High 92, low 73 Rainfall: 6.25 inches The Moon Moon phases •First quarter: Aug. 3 •Full moon: Aug. 10 •Last quarter: Aug. 17 •New moon: Aug. 25 2. Moon sign planting dates •Above...
  • Open agapanthus pods to start seedlings

    Open agapanthus pods to start seedlings
    Question: Our agapanthus flowered well this year and now have green seed pods at the ends of many stems. Do you plant the entire pod or open them to grow more agapanthus? Answer: Agapanthus plantings, also known as lilies of the Nile, have flourished...
  • ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins

    ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins
    One Tuesday morning near the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village, a half-dozen or so girls file into a striking 8-by-10-foot goat pen at Taking the Reins, ready to practice some animal husbandry. "You don't need to be gentle with them," says urban farm...
  • Some report poor tomato crop this season

    Several gardeners have complained about a poor tomato crop this year. There are few tomatoes and those that grow don't seem to be ripening. For example, Thalia, a garden friend who lives nearby, called and said that she's only gotten about a pound of...
  • 20,000-square-foot Container Store is opening at Farmers Market

    Cruising the aisles of the Container Store, which specializes in storage solutions for home and office, can make the far-off goal of order feel like a possibility. Feel overwhelmed by back to school? No problem. The Container Store opens its fifth Los...
  • Battle over insecticide pits beekeepers against big agribusiness

    MINNEAPOLIS Kristy Allen and Mark O'Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities selling honey from a bike trailer and handing out lawn signs that...
  • Take a free walking tour of Smithfield

    Take a free walking tour of Smithfield
    Historic homes are among the sights to see on a free walking tour of downtown Smithfield on Saturday, Aug. 9. The hour-long tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Isle of Wight County Museum, said Jennifer England, a spokeswoman for the city. "We'll...
  • Plant late to avoid squash vine borer

    Plant late to avoid squash vine borer
    When we realized our zucchini were dying of squash vine borer, we tried making the vertical cuts in the stem and fishing out the white grubby worms, but we were too late. How can we never have that happen to our beautiful zucchini? Plant late and...
  • Tiger lilies also aren't native and are less invasive

    Q: I am a volunteer who is taking care of the Revolutionary War Memorial site at First and Market. The site is also referred to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This summer I noticed plants that were coming up out of the brush behind the fence and another...
  • Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener

    Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
    Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
  • Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes

    Eliminating standing water helps get rid of mosquitoes
    A company sprayed my neighbor's yard for mosquitoes, but when I called the company it admitted that its chemical killed all kinds of insects, including pollinators and beneficials. So I don't want to do that, but we are getting eaten alive by mosquitoes...