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  • 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,...
  • Four schools chosen for youth garden program

    Four schools chosen for youth garden program
    Fruits and vegetables will be growing in school yards around Fort Lauderdale soon. "You name it, and if it can be grown in Florida, we'll grow it," said Kristina DaSilva, director of marketing and development for HandsOn Broward. The nonprofit is behind a...
  • Using Mushroom Compost in the Garden

     
    Mushroom compost is the used growing medium from mushroom farms. The amount, type and quality of materials used to produce the mushroom medium in the first place can vary widely through out the country, and this will affect the characteristics......
  • Weeding in the fall could save you work come springtime

    Weeding in the fall could save you work come springtime
    Do I need to keep weeding in fall? There are only a few little weeds, and wouldn't it be better to spend my time, say, pruning? A weed pulled in time saves nine — or 90. Many summer weeds are now loaded with thousands of seeds. Also, many weeds...
  • Eastern Shore birding festival offers events for kids

    The 2014 Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival this weekend offers plenty for adult birders to see and do. This year, organizers have added activities for kids. The Children's Outdoor Exploration Exhibit is Saturday at Kiptopeke State Park. "The...
  • October: Jamaica caper

    October: Jamaica caper
    Create a welcoming way station for migratory birds flying south for the winter with Capparis cynophallophora, commonly called Jamaica caper. In spring and summer, this South Florida native shrub produces abundant showy, 2-inch flowers that yield yummy...
  • November: Coreopsis leavenworthii

    November: Coreopsis  leavenworthii
    Go wild for coreopsis leavenworthii, also known as leavenworth's tickseed. November's plant of the month also is Florida's official wildflower. This sunny-faced bloomer produces abundant 1-inch yellow blooms with chocolate centers. As with most...
  • Fall Color Puts An End To Summer For Northern Residents

    Fall Color Puts An End To Summer For Northern Residents
    While Florida residents are planting their gardens, our northern neighbors are finishing their harvests. This is what we found at Beach Plum Farm, a community garden site, in Ogunquit, Maine during a trip to check the fall color and garden displays. Few...
  • Grants boost open space projects

    Grants boost open space projects
    From promoting the use of alternative modes of transportation to the restoration of a bird pond in a historical park, communities across northern Illinois are using funds received through Green Region grants to preserve, promote and restore open spaces....