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Gardening

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  • Events: Tree Tour, Quilts, Farm Festival, Dahlia Show And More

    Terryville Tree Tour The Plymouth Land Trust will lead a walking tour of Terryville's trees Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in front of the Eli Terry, Jr. Middle School, 21 North Main St., Terryville. Among the trees featured will be a Japanese Umbrella Pine, the...
  • 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...
  • Planning and Planting The Garden

    Planning and Planting The Garden
    Home gardening seems to have risen to new heights with many willing planters. Growing what we eat is a great family activity where young and old can meet and plant together. Nothing is better than fresh from the garden harvests and when you grow it...
  • 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...
  • End-of-summer color in the perennial garden

    About now, many of our perennial gardens are looking a bit faded. Disease and drought have taken their toll and a good many perennials have finished blooming, leaving us with beautiful memories and unsightly spent flower stalks to remove. With a bit of...
  • Garden checklist: Watch for wilt but don't overwater

    Be kind to your vegetables. Watch for wilt. We're all trying to save water, but keep an eye on tomatoes during hot weather. They can wilt easily when the temperature hits triple digits. But is that wilt from lack of water or just normal? Reader L.L....
  • Kathy Van Mullekom: Explore expected and unexpected beauty of new Richmond Garden Trail

    Richmond is rich in gardens. Some of those gardens are now connected into what is called the Richmond Garden Trail – eight sites that provide different garden experiences – large public garden, sculpture garden, an estate, classic Virginia...
  • For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis

    For Studio City home, lawyer relies on Texas designer Meredith Ellis
    The 27-year-old bachelor lawyer buying his first house, a 1,730-square-foot single-story home in Studio City, knew immediately whom to call to rework its interior: Meredith Ellis, designer for his parents' homes in Studio City and Malibu. "He told me...
  • Heirloom tomatoes celebrated at Chicago Botanic Garden

    Heirloom tomatoes celebrated at Chicago Botanic Garden
    At first glance, the wooden cart laden with an artfully displayed bounty of heirloom tomatoes at the Chicago Botanic Garden resembles a still life collection awaiting the brush of a Dutch master. But for the legions of heirloom tomato aficionados who...
  • Bait worms could bring invasive species to your garden

    Bait worms could bring invasive species to your garden
    Fishing with my nephew made me wonder — would bait worms be good to add to my garden? No! We think of earthworms as good, but some species can be very destructive. The latest non-native worm to establish itself in several states is the crazy...
  • Don't be fooled; Joe Pye weed is a keeper

    Don't be fooled; Joe Pye weed is a keeper
    A reporter once asked me, "If you could convince all garden centers to sell one perennial, what would it be?" The answer at that time was simple for me: the Joe Pye weed. I've since fallen for a few other native weeds too, especially when I see the way...