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How To Grow Strawberries

Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit. Juicy, flavorful, and packed with vitamin C, they are a must-have for any summer garden. Organic …

Bad Trees | Tree Choices for the Yard | Planting Trees Tips

11 Dangerous Trees You Should Never Plant in Your Yard<p>Some trees are more trouble than they’re worth. Before you head to a nursery, see our …

Alfonso Elola's Anatomical Phases

View Gallery<p>Alfonso Elola is a digital artist and illustrator in Madrid, Spain. His work embodies a gruesome realism, as he is a lover of …

Art

Rone paints three images of a women in Berlin

View Gallery<p>Last month, Rone pulled of this awesome mural on the side of a residential building, working around the windows and balconies, and …

Preview: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• January 17, 2014<br>• 0<p><i>POW! – It’s the impact that art has on a person. A punch in the face.</i> <i><br>WOW! – It’s reaction that art has on</i> …

The Inside Story on Dried Fruit: Healthy or Fattening?

Dried fruits are hailed by many as a quick and healthy bite for this “on-the-go” world. But hidden sugars and high prices are less than ideal. So we …

Colourful plants to lift the winter gloom

Ever-dependable amaryllis is the drama queen that can brighten the home after the emptiness of Twelfth Night<p>In the empty space left by Christmas decorations post Twelfth Night, I feel the need for something dramatic. Enter stage left, a large pot of amaryllis 'Green Goddess’, like gaudy …

What to do in the garden this week: protect your bulbs

Our handy weekly list of top gardening tasks. This week: shelter young bulbs and order manure<p><b>Herbal remedy</b><p>Potted <b>chives</b> and <b>tarragon</b> will come up a few weeks earlier if put under glass.<p><b>Where there’s muck</b><p>Order manure – don’t be put off by the size of economical bulk “builders” bags: you will always …

No-dig gardening: a better way to grow vegetables?

Growing vegetables using the no-dig method reaps great rewards<p>New year resolutions usually contain good intentions and there are few truly more positive pastimes than vegetable gardening. Charles Dowding has made it even more worthwhile with his new book Veg Journal. He cuts a path through the …

Sightings at a Trade Show

Every January I attend the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in Baltimore and even if nothing were new there of interest to me or my imagined …

Public urged to look out for diseased garden wildlife

The national Garden Wildlife Health project seeks to analyse where and when wildlife diseases are occurring<p>Members of the public are being asked to report signs of disease in garden species such as birds and frogs as part of a project to assess the health of UK wildlife.<p>The national Garden Wildlife …

For gardeners, Blue Monday reminds us that spring is nearly here

One of the best things about January is how quickly the days lengthen<p>Last Monday (6 January) was what has come to be known as Blue Monday. Or, according to rival sources, the third Monday of the year (20 January), will be the darkest, most depressing, lowest-ebb moment for everyone. Never mind that …

Garden Visit: What To Eat Now From a British Allotment

Vegetable growers in the UK love their allotments: ornamental kitchen gardens are for other people. With every plot a hymn to recycled chicken wire …

Why Are My Brussels Sprouts Blowing Out?

I don’t normally grow Brussels Sprouts. Why? Because the majority of people in my family profess to not liking them. But this year I had the room, …

Week in Review: Eating From the Winter Garden

When we think of the garden’s bounty, January is the last month that comes to mind. In this hemisphere anyway, everything is brown and gray and …

Britain's best garden water features - Telegraph

Could prison gardening schemes be the key to rehabiliation?

At Dartmoor Prison, a plot is being hatched to make life more productive for the inmates<p>Prisons are not what they were. Long gone is the Victorian style bang 'em up culture. These days the emphasis is less on punishment, more on rehabilitation. Small wonder, then, that the prison garden has taken …

Winter celebrations - January 18

Alys Fowler: living with rats

I was bitten by a rat that had taken up residency with my chickens. It's a long tale with a proper fight, owl noises, a trip to A&E and an orderly singing Rat In Mi Kitchen by UB40 (a truly Birmingham moment).<p>There is never a good time to get bitten by a rat, but I had plenty of other worries. …

Ask Alys: your gardening questions answered

<b>We need vandal-proof vegetation for our church grounds. Can you suggest cheap and cheerful ground cover for a raised bed containing spring bulbs and an area covered with bark chippings?</b><p>A ground-cover rose would work well for the raised bed. Flower Carpet roses are low-growing scramblers bred for …

From Farm to…Brooklyn

Much of the food on the menu at Parish Hall in Brooklyn comes from a two-acre farm in the northeastern Catskills.<p>At Goatfell Farm, permaculture …

Alan Titchmarsh: how to beat a green-fingered thief

After a rare lily was taken from Kew, Alan Titchmarsh offers advice on securing precious plants<p>If you had heard someone talk about “plant theft” a few years ago, you would have assumed they were bemoaning the loss of their JCB or dumper truck. We now know that plant theft can apply to things that …

Winter celebrations - January 19

How gardening became a growing influence on how we dress

A new exhibition explores the links between horticulture and high fashion<p>You know the look: the cashmere jumper in a pastel tone, the tweedy sports jacket and the expensive brogues. Gianfranco Ferré sold it to the Italians as the “stile inglese”. Ralph Lauren evolved it into the “preppy” uniform of …

Gardens: working partners

The celandines are already pushing through, the mild weather providing a window for early growth. The first of their foliage lies flat against bare earth. They make me feel optimistic and, though it will be a while before they flower, the buds wait expectantly.<p>Close by, our native Lords and Ladies …

Happy 200th birthday to a legendary hotel garden

The garden at the Hotel Endsleigh in Devon celebrates its 200 year history in a style Sir Humphry would have approved of<p>Country hotels often have special gardens, but the gardens at Hotel Endsleigh near Milton Abbot, Devon, are exceptional. This was one of the last gardens that the celebrated …

Plants & Seeds

Plants & Seeds<p>Tillandsia Streptophylla<p>$9.00USD from Spyloh<p>Plants & Seeds<p>Marble Queen Devil's Ivy<p>$6.00USD from Spyloh<p>Houseplants<p>Pinstripe …

The Magicians: An English Professor and a Novelist Conjure a Garden in Brooklyn

It is probably impossible, if you are an English professor, to look at a garden without thinking of John Keats’ “fast-fading violets covered up in …