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  • Perfect gardens in May a torment to procrastinators

    Perfect gardens in May a torment to procrastinators
    To: The Management Re: Unfair Gardening Practices I would like to lodge a complaint. It has come to my attention that there are people who are gardening in a way that is cruel and hurtful to less-accomplished gardeners. In recent weeks, I have...
  • Don't let St. Augustine grass grow excessively

    Don't let St. Augustine grass grow excessively
    Question: My foot sinks so far into areas of my St. Augustine lawn that it is almost covered by the grass. Do we need to dethatch the lawn? Answer: That sinking feeling is created by excessive grass growth. Usually the runners grow higher than normal...
  • Help for Gardeners: Growing bleeding hearts and using old blinds in the garden

    Q: I thought of your helpful column, when setting up pea trellises. Many of us use inexpensive (OK, cheap) plastic mini blinds in windows. They last a few years and something breaks. Mostly, I hope people put them in plastics recycling; but they also...
  • A dozen Mother's Day gifts for gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts

     A dozen Mother's Day gifts for gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts
    Mother's Day on Sunday, May 10 is the chance to show the mother figure in your life just how much you care for her. Chances are gardening or just enjoying outdoors beauty is part of her passion. If so, here are 12 gift ideas sure to please. The New...
  • Popularity of Wild Ones' native plant sale growing

    Popularity of Wild Ones' native plant sale growing
    Customers lined up early and were ready to purchase, sturdy cardboard boxes in hand. The occasion was the annual Native Plant Sale at Gibson Woods, and the hundreds of customers were gardeners looking to begin spring planting with "native" shrubs, trees,...
  • La Grange Farmers Market shoppers snap up asparagus, other treats

    La Grange Farmers Market shoppers snap up asparagus, other treats
    Opening day featured picture perfect weather, several new vendors and a steady stream of shoppers May 7 for the first La Grange Farmers Market of the season. "The first one is a great sign of spring and summer. It's like a holiday for me," said Randy...
  • Lotusland in Montecito has beautiful and tranquil grounds

    Lotusland in Montecito has beautiful and tranquil grounds
    The Funk Zone isn't the only Santa Barbara-area attraction with an odd name. Lotusland ranks right up there too. But while the Funk Zone suffers from a lack of beauty, Lotusland astounds with its good looks. In fact, Travel & Leisure magazine calls it...
  • Strawberry fruit should be removed during plant's first season

    Strawberry fruit should be removed during plant's first season
    The nursery has strawberry plants with berries. Once fruit is set, should it be removed to focus plant energy on roots, or is it too late to divert plant energy at that point? What about tomato transplants? As painful as it is, for June-bearing...
  • Garden tomatoes a rite of spring and summer

     Garden tomatoes a rite of spring and summer
    Good, honest, backyard garden tomatoes don't give two figs about your politics. Tomatoes aren't thinking about who'll be elected president. Tomatoes aren't consumed with what some partisan meat puppet with a cartoon face may have just tweeted out into...
  • Mother's Day Means Deals For Mom

    Mother's Day Means Deals For Mom
    Sunday is a special day for moms. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to celebrate, check out these Mother's Day deals. (Unless otherwise noted, offers are good on Sunday, May 10 only.) >>Moms get free admission to Old Sturbridge Village and a...
  • Community news for Manchester edition

    Panera Bread's bakery-cafes donate to Foodshare AREAWIDE - Twelve of Panera Bread's bakery-cafes in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area (Bristol, Buckland Hills, Canton, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Newington, Southington,...