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  • 'The Gardener's Garden' explores 250 of world's finest gardens

    'The Gardener's Garden' explores 250 of world's finest gardens
    Cooled by fountains and waterfalls, the Bagh-e Shahzadeh garden in Iran is 8 acres of lush green — think roses, pear trees and stately stone pavilions — rising out of the dusty desert. Not so much planted as painted, the 18th-century gardens...
  • Botanic Garden scientist fights to protect plants, and planet

    Botanic Garden scientist fights to protect plants, and planet
    Kay Havens remembers her first visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. It was around 1981, and she was home from college (Southern Illinois University, where she was majoring in botany). "I had heard about this new botanic garden," she says now. (The...
  • Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring

    Orchid won't mind cramped space, so let it sit until spring
    Question: I have a phalaenopsis orchid in a small container with lots of roots that is starting to form a flower spike. Is it too late to repot it? Answer: Orchids don't mind cramp quarters where the roots creep out over the sides of their containers,...
  • How can I get my cactus plant to bloom?

    Q: At a yard sale, I picked up a cactus. I've had it more than five years. Will it ever grow flowers? —John Warkala, Nesquehoning A: This is difficult to answer since I don't know what kind of cactus John has. If it is a desert cactus, generally...
  • Raising fruit trees not always a sweet endeavor

    Raising fruit trees not always a sweet endeavor
    Plant Doctor (Prints 12/27/14) Question: We would like to plant a small fruit tree but are only here November through May. When is the best time to add it to the landscape? A: Fruit trees can be added year-round, but now during the cooler months is...
  • Gardening trends 2015: Find your niche and grow the garden you like and need

    Gardening trends 2015: Find your niche and grow the garden you like and need
    I've always believed there is no wrong or right way to garden — only your way. Your garden should reflect your personality, your style and your needs — and 2015's gardening trends reflect that same philosophy. "Now, more than ever, the...
  • How veteran gardeners find inspiration in midst of winter

    How veteran gardeners find inspiration in midst of winter
    Winter has settled in, and for many gardeners here and across the country, it's a time for quiet reflection before the flurry of spring activities. You may have stowed your trowel and packed up your pruners, but there are plenty of ways to get your...
  • Dealing With That Little Shed Of Horrors

    Dealing With That Little Shed Of Horrors
    Resolve in 2015 to neaten that little shed of horrors. You know, that place in the back yard where things have simply been tossed throughout the year. There is likely a tangled cluster of tools, old hoses, pots and other gardening stuff. Now is the time...
  • Pine needles make excellent mulch

    Pine needles make excellent mulch
    Can we take the pine needles under our pine tree to mulch our shrubs? We tried to grow grass under the pine tree, but now we're trying to establish ground cover there. Pine needles make an attractive, highly sought-after mulch. They have been mulching...
  • January gardening calendar

    January gardening calendar
    Almanac Average temperatures: High 72, low 50 Rainfall: 2.43 inches Florida Arbor Day: Jan. 16 The moon 1. Moon phases •Full moon: Jan. 4 •Last quarter: Jan. 13 •New moon: Jan. 20 First quarter: Jan. 26 2. Moon sign...
  • On Gardening: Turn trash into treasure in 2015

    As I was driving around the neighborhood recently it became quite apparent to me that a literal gold mine of soil amendments was being placed at the road side. I suppose it has always happened but with the advent of paper lawn refuse bags it is now much...