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Gardening

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  • On Gardening: Flash Mobs in your garden

    You may associate flash mobs with dazzling music performances in the least-expected public places, but now you had better get used to sizzling displays of Flash Mobs in the gardens. It's been a couple of years since the stunning Flash Mob Bluerific...
  • Cold? Not This Weekend CT! Go Out!

    Cold? Not This Weekend CT! Go Out!
    There are two ways to fight this cold winter. Huddle inside and feel like you are trapped or don some happy clothes (that would beĀ  nything that is not black or brown) and head out for any of the slew of choices the weekend brings when it comes to “...
  • Florida is coming up flowers at spring fests

    Florida is coming up flowers at spring fests
    What better way to celebrate spring and its beautiful blossoms than with a garden party? Florida is ready with multiple floral fests to greet the spring. Here are some noteworthy ones to consider for your next getaway. Visit each garden's website for...
  • Homeless man's garden of hope blooms on L.A. median

    Homeless man's garden of hope blooms on L.A. median
    Los Angeles has so many scruffy, unmanicured median and parkway strips that I've thought about having a contest to name the ugliest. But there's a median in Atwater Village that draws attention for another reason: It's not an eyesore, it's really nice,...
  • Home and garden briefs for Feb. 19: Attend a free interior design workshop, learn about urban gardening

    How interior designers work is the topic of a free program Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Middlesex County Public Library. "Talk to an Interior Designer" runs from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. featuring Pam Deihl, a professional interior designer, according to a release...
  • Pedal power grows urban gardens

    Pedal power grows urban gardens
    It takes a lot of fuel and pesticide to bring supermarket lettuce to the dinner table. That's an underlying motive for kids, moms, hipsters, students and dads as they pedal their bikes and wield borrowed tools to cultivate lettuce, kale and other organic...
  • Home & Garden: Winter houseplant care

    Just as we change our routines to accommodate the wintry weather, so must we alter most cultural practices associated with houseplant care. Light, temperature, water, humidity, fertilization and type of potting mix all affect plant growth. Each factor...
  • Disinfecting pruning tools in winter: When you need to play it safe

    A gardening friend of mine told me that I should be disinfecting my tools whenever I am out in the garden pruning this winter. Is this really necessary? — Susan Winter, Highwood The purpose of disinfecting tools is to avoid transferring disease-...
  • Evolution of an oak tree: It all starts with an acorn

     Evolution of an oak tree: It all starts with an acorn
    In the deepest days of winter, when all seems dark, nature is hard at work. Take the acorn. Somewhere, under the litter of leaves in the woods, in the angle of a fallen log, or in the tilled soil of a garden bed, an acorn is busy becoming an oak tree,...
  • Deter deer damage with determination and best practice plants

     Deter deer damage with determination and best practice plants
    Oh, dear, the deer are doing it again – eating everything in sight in your lovely yard. Late winter can be your worst deer-related nightmare because it's when their natural food supply of acorns, grasses and tender foliage is pretty much gone....
  • Couple passionately pursues preservation of Italian villa that dates to Renaissance

    Couple passionately pursues preservation of Italian villa that dates to Renaissance
    Soft light bathes Barbara Simoneschi as she gazes out the weathered windows of Villa Cicogna Mozzoni. She's watching our group of 32 gardeners explore the courtyard and frescoes of this historic palace that dates back to the Renaissance. There's something...