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Gardening

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Top Gardening Articles

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  • On Gardening: Southern maidenhair fern and Spanish bluebells create a garden picture

    The native Southern maidenhair fern has always been a plant that somehow magically calms me, relieving stress. They also entice me to pause and look not only at their beauty but the surrounding plant community as well. I have a new favorite companion...
  • Home Style: Soil test; pesticide complaints

    WHAT'S NEW: GET YOUR SOIL IN SHAPE Is your soil ready for gardening season? Soil is the most important factor in a successful garden, so it's important to get yours into the best shape you can. Start with a soil test. You can use a testing kit from a...
  • Test old grass seed to see if it's still viable

    Test old grass seed to see if it's still viable
    I bought grass seed last fall but didn't get a chance to plant it. It sat on the porch all winter. Is it still good? Grass seed should be good for about a year, so your seed should be fine assuming it did not get wet, which would affect viability. An...
  • Roll out the rain barrel for the environment

    Local artists are being challenged to design and paint a rain barrel to help educate the community about the benefits of using them. Finished barrels will be displayed at various locations and then auctioned off with proceeds supporting local water...
  • April gardening calendar

    Almanac •Average temperature: High 83 Low 60 •Rainfall: 2.42 inches The moon 1. Moon phases •First quarter April 7 •Full moon April 15 •Last quarter April 22 •New moon April 29 2. Moon sign planting dates &#...
  • Simple test can identify well-drained soil

    Question: Most plants I buy require a well-drained soil. How do you prepare the planting site so it's well-drained? Answer: A majority of local home soils appear to be well-drained, as most are porous sandy landscape sites. This simply means the water...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Nashville Hot Chicken Parson's Chicken & Fish 2952 W. Armitage Ave. 773-384-3333 Get some hot stuff—Tennessee-style—with this Tuesday-only special featuring two pieces of buttermilk-marinated fried chicken, breaded and spiced with...
  • Community garden sprouts in Eustis

    Community garden sprouts in Eustis
    EUSTIS — With the turn of four ceremonial shovels, a group of Eustis residents recently came a step closer to making their dream of a community garden a reality. The garden, at Cardinal Cove, 287 Cardinal St., is still days from having seeds...
  • Keep burning nettle under control — carefully

    Keep burning nettle under control — carefully
    Question: I have weeds in my yard with small leaves and scalloped edges that are causing me a lot of pain. If I brush up against them, I feel like I am on fire. What are they and how can they be controlled? Answer: Going barefoot is not going to be...
  • Vegetable gardening still hot trend as food prices rise

    Vegetable gardening still hot trend as food prices rise
    Vegetable gardens have exploded in popularity since the 2008 recession, but 2014 might see the biggest boon in backyard veggies, yet. Food prices rose by 0.4 percent in February, the largest increase since September 2011, the Bureau of Labor...
  • La Crescenta gardener lets the good times grow

    La Crescenta gardener lets the good times grow
    La Crescenta resident Jim Luna has done a lot during the past 40 years to maintain his sprawling garden of vegetable plants and fruit trees, but he’s seldom had to buy seeds. Instead of going to the store, he lets some of his crops do it...