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Gardening

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  • Tips: How to Make the Holiday Season Easy on the Environment

    As fall turns into winter, askHRgreen.org turns its thoughts to hearth, home and how to make the approaching holiday season easy on the environment. Here are some helpful reminders to sustain you from Thanksgiving through the New Year and beyond. Make a...
  • Holiday gifts your favorite gardener will love

    Holiday gifts your favorite gardener will love
    Brighten a gardener's holiday with a gift that reminds him or her of the growing season to come. Whatever the garden — from houseplants to veggies — there's a gift that can make it more enjoyable. Butterfly sipping station Wildlife...
  • Avoid planting ornamental pear trees

    Avoid planting ornamental pear trees
    Our Bradford pear tree fell over last month (onto the overhead wires). We don't know why. We were advised to try a Callery pear variety, which would not have the same weak wood. Is this true? Bradford pears are a variety of Callery pears. Callery...
  • Winter protections for your plants

    With winter just around the corner, it is time to implement any plans for protecting those plants most susceptible to winter injury. While there is not much we can do about extreme cold, plants can be protected from winter desiccation, breakage, frost...
  • Longtime Cartoon Network executive leaves company

    Longtime Cartoon Network executive leaves company
    Talk to Zita Lefebvre about her fondest memories at Burbank-based Cartoon Network Studios and she might tell you about starting an effort to help match company employees with the right volunteer opportunity in the community. “I think that makes for...
  • Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park

    Seeding a forest for eating in Clifton Park
    Once it was a garden, then a bramble-choked thicket of invasive trees. And soon, Eric Kelly hopes, this plot in Clifton Park will become a forest full of edible plants — fruit trees, vegetables and tubers, berries and herbs. The project, known...
  • Worth the risk: Put plumbago in ground now

    Worth the risk: Put plumbago in ground now
    Question: I would like to add a plumbago shrub to my flower bed. Is it better to plant it now or wait until spring? Answer: Take just a little risk and plant the plumbago now. Fall is a good time to add new trees, shrubs and perennials to the landscape....
  • Since when did flowers become an environmental 'hazard?'

    Since when did flowers become an environmental 'hazard?'
    As I put my gardens to bed for the winter (my zinnia and cleome are still blooming, due to warm autumn days), I'm finally writing a letter I've been meaning to write since my court date in October, when I contested a hefty fine received from Baltimore's...
  • Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers

    Find your perfect Christmas tree at countryside farms and nearby garden centers
    When I was a kid, my father headed for the forest behind our house in Lynchburg, where he searched for the best cedar to cut for our Christmas tree. Mom wanted nothing but a cedar because the native tree filled the house with a wonderful fragrance no...
  • Tips for keeping rosemary alive through winter

    Tips for keeping rosemary alive through winter
    Rosemary is a wonderful herb. It looks great, smells wonderful and is versatile in the kitchen and, during the summer, it's easy to grow. However, once the weather gets cold, many gardeners have problems with it. While it seems resistant to the cold,...
  • Why we should give thanks for animals

    Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits...