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Gardening

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  • Kids get hands on with local nutrition

    Kids get hands on with local nutrition
    Some residents are hoping that a food revolution will take root in Boynton Beach. Boynton Beach has one of the few urban farms in South Palm Beach County, a place dedicated to helping the community sustain itself by growing and distributing fresh...
  • Beating the bugs: Marauding mosquitoes

    Beating the bugs: Marauding mosquitoes
    I've never met anyone with any compassion for the mosquito. Besides serving as (not often enough) food for birds, bats and frogs, their only asset is their role as pollinators. Now more than ever, especially as gardeners, we need to be aware of the...
  • New Lenox community rebuilds brothers' home

    New Lenox community rebuilds brothers' home
    From the outside, the little white house looked abandoned. Set back from the quiet residential road and surrounded by towering trees, the place was the picture of neglect, with crooked front steps, a broken railing and a door that had been hung upside...
  • Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses

    Meet the skipper butterflies that depend on fall's eye-catching native ornamental grasses
    Fall puts on its finery when the ornamental grasses appear — their plumes shimmering and shining in the autumn sun. Ornamental grasses are also practical in the home garden because birds and small mammals like their small seeds while deer...
  • Work phosphorus thoroughly into soil to prevent runoff pollution

    Work phosphorus thoroughly into soil to prevent runoff pollution
    A soil test recommended adding a lot of phosphorus to my new shrub bed this spring. The soil was very low in phosphorus, and I worked it in well before planting. Should I add more this fall? It's good that you thoroughly worked the phosphorus into the...
  • Home-Garden news for Oct. 2: Hampton Roads Solar Tour, Homearama in Suffolk and upcoming events

    Home-Garden news for Oct. 2: Hampton Roads Solar Tour, Homearama in Suffolk and upcoming events
    The 2014 Hampton Roads Solar Tour takes place this weekend across the region. The tour is a free, self-guided tour of 26 residential and commercial sites featuring solar power and green technologies, according to a release from HRSolarTour.com....
  • Plant of the month: Jamaica caper a bird-friendly beauty

    Plant of the month: Jamaica caper a bird-friendly beauty
    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...
  • September plant of the month: Firebush is feast for birds, butterflies

    September plant of the month: Firebush is feast for birds, butterflies
    It's hot as blazes out, so September's plant of the month is the appropriately named firebush, also known as Hamelia patens. This semi-showy shrub blooms all year long, producing tubular, orange-red flowers beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds as a...
  • Retail Therapy: Cut down on water consumption

    Drought intolerant: The Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., will partner with NBC4's Crystal Egger, Vikki Vargas and Fritz Coleman to host a public discussion about how to save water during the regional drought from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct....
  • Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs

    Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs
    For thousands of years, drying was the only way to keep herbs from spoiling. Try it yourself—it's easy, inexpensive and, when you do it at home, requires no chemical additives. Getting Started It's important to harvest herbs at the right time....
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Select a category that interests you. Some organizations require you to register or contact an event coordinator prior to volunteering. Use the contact information provided. -------------------- Working with the elderly...