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  • READER SUBMITTED: St. Brigid School And YMCA Plant White House Garden

    It has been an exciting summer for West Hartford's YMCA and Saint Brigid School (SBS). In a newly formed collaborative partnership, the West Hartford YMCA concluded their inaugural nine-week, summer camp on-site at Saint Brigid School. The camp's theme...
  • Dig a hole, plant flower bulbs for spring blooms

     Dig a hole, plant flower bulbs for spring blooms
    As autumn approaches and temperatures begin to cool off, the time is right to plant spring-flowering bulbs, say the folks at Home, Garden and Homestead. There might be no easier way to start gardening or add color to a flower bed than adding bulbs, said...
  • Ditch unwanted pesticides the safe way

    In 2005, Ken and I purchased property with a 30-year-old garage on it. Cleaning out that garage, we found bottles of chemicals, including an old brown-glass jug of Chlordane, a chemical I know well from the 1970s. Back then, some local engineers ordered...
  • On Gardening: Bottlebrush buckeye an underused but spectacular shrub

    The word "bottlebrush" alone should make you want to grow it, but when you consider that the flowers are 4-inches wide and 12-inches long and are produced in huge quantities, it really should make you want to go shopping. If there were a poster child...
  • Cover compost piles to keep wasps away in late summer

    Cover compost piles to keep wasps away in late summer
    My new compost pile is attracting swarms of wasps. How do I handle this? Compost piles need many insect species on their decomposition team, but wasps don't make the cut. Late in summer, wasps crave sugars — making a nuisance of themselves at...
  • Gardening expert Mike McGrath's career has grown organically

    A pretty girl got Mike McGrath hooked on gardening more than 30 years ago. McGrath, who now reaches 23 states and Canada with his nationally syndicated public radio show "You Bet Your Garden," met the 22-year-old at a party and wanted to impress her. So...
  • ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins

    ACE Center builds an environment for learning at Taking the Reins
    One Tuesday morning near the Los Angeles River in Atwater Village, a half-dozen or so girls file into a striking 8-by-10-foot goat pen at Taking the Reins, ready to practice some animal husbandry. "You don't need to be gentle with them," says urban farm...
  • Plant late to avoid squash vine borer

    Plant late to avoid squash vine borer
    When we realized our zucchini were dying of squash vine borer, we tried making the vertical cuts in the stem and fishing out the white grubby worms, but we were too late. How can we never have that happen to our beautiful zucchini? Plant late and...
  • A peak time to examine community garden etiquette in Los Angeles

    A peak time to examine community garden etiquette in Los Angeles
    Community gardens around Los Angeles are heating up — and we don't just mean the temperature is rising. "This is our peak season. When it comes to the rules, people can get testy and argumentative," said Al Renner, co-founder of the Los Angeles...
  • Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth

    Weaver Christy Matson prefers when art can be made out of whole cloth
    A spirit of experimentation, one foot in the past and one in the future, has set Christy Matson apart as a weaver. "It's unusual these days not to be working on a commission," Matson says, standing next to a counter brimming with colorful balls of yarn,...
  • Ways to prevent the spread of ribbon grass

    Ways to prevent the spread of ribbon grass
    Q: A friend told me that a grass with white variegation in my garden is ribbon grass and that I should remove it since it is considered an invasive plant. The plant that I have is spreading, but not at an alarming rate yet. I like the color that it adds...