Gardening

Garden Know-How: Wise Watering - Organic Gardening

You can water individual plants using a kitty litter jug by putting holes on the bottom edges of the jug about an inch up from the bottom. Fill the …

Organic Gardening

Bring Colorful Parrots to Your Backyard With These Tips

Parrots can be beautiful, exotic backyard visitors, and while birders in Australia, Africa and South America may have many native parrot species to …

Birds

Kitchen Garden: Using native dried herbs and spices

Fiona Porteous makes bread rolls in which Australian native seeds and berries are included. I purchased some of them at the Queanbeyan/Palerang …

Kitchen Gardens

Weeds next to sidewalk are making people hit the road

People don’t like to be pushed around, particularly by weeds competing with them for sidewalk space.<p>All the rain and cool weather this summer is an …

Canadian News

Rare lemon harvest in Vancouver

Vancouver’s North Shore, a city bus ride away from some decent downhill skiing and the butt of rainy city jokes even among others on the Wet Coast, …

Canadian News

Now or never: time's running out to plant your winter veggies

With summer inching to a close, there's a very narrow window to plant winter lettuces and more<p>The summer gardening season might be inching to a …

When is the best time to trim Knock Out rises? | NOLA.com

<b>A question for Dan Gill:</b> When would be the best time to trim my Knock Out roses? <i>-- Virginia Gaudet</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Like all everblooming roses we grow in …

Flowers

Late Summer Gardening Tips You Need to Know

Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean that gardening activities need to come to a halt. August is the prime time in the gardening …

Lifestyle

You Asked: Do Fruit Flies Come From Inside Fruit?

Fruit fly moms lay their eggs on everything, from just-starting-to-ripen fruit—like the kind you recently brought home from the market—to the small …

Iowa State University

How to Grow Cucumber, Its Nutrition and Care

How can we grow Cucumber? Is there any training required for Cucumber farming? What is the production cost? Does Cucumber have any noticeable food …

Farming

Garvald Grange: a haven of flowers and honeybees

Steady winds, the proximity of open moorland and no garden to speak of presented the owners of this Scottish house with a blank canvas 25 years ago. …

Vegetable Gardens

Order v disorder: the two faces of a magical garden

It is the clever use of topiary and riotous flower combinations at this Buckinghamshire farmhouse that make it such a thrill<p>It’s a huge stand of <i>Verbena bonariensis</i> that offers the first clue about what kind of garden lies beyond the five-barred gate. The verbena’s spindly stems topped with tiny …

Flowers

Why your rosemary bushes might be turning brown | NOLA.com

<b>A question for Dan Gill:</b> My large, established rosemary bush had a small brown patch about the size of your hand, and almost overnight it has spread …

New Orleans

Gardens: what to do this week

Plant an agastache, enjoy the grasses at Knoll Gardens in Dorset and pot herbs<p><b>Plant this</b><p>Stick your head into the foliage of an agastache and its liquorice-scented leaves take you back to childhood sweetshops. This short-lived perennial’s spikes of blue or purple flowers from mid- to late summer are …

Flowers

Mosquito Control at the Barn

Question!<p>How can I control mosquitos at the barn?<p><b>Many moons ago, I associated mosquitos with summer.</b> Long days, warm nights, and bug bites. As an …

In Your Area

Experimental garden in Minneapolis has many stakeholders

Growing food is just one of the lofty missions of the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden. It’s also a place where people committed to food justice, faith …

Minneapolis

Best UK Amateur Garden: An Artist’s Country Garden by Bev Horsley

The winner of the 2017 Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best UK Amateur Garden is Bev Horsley for An Artist’s Farmhouse Country Garden in …

Vegetable Gardens

How to make compost – feed your garden for free

Help your garden and the environment by creating your own compost heap. We explain how to make compost that will improve the soil in your borders, …

Composting

Trending on Gardenista: The Effortless Garden

This week on Gardenista: the before/after backyard of a favorite designer, what Parisian florists know, and more.<p>More Gardenista:<p>10 Garden Ideas to …

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This Best-Selling 16-Foot Raised Garden Bed Kit Is 33% Off On Amazon

Gardeners of all levels will appreciate this easy-to-assemble kit.<p><b>Raised beds</b> are an attractive, compact way to garden. Even if you have poor or …

Lifestyle

Benefits of Attracting Birds

It can be a lot of work to attract backyard birds, but doing so can offer many benefits beyond just enjoying backyard visitors.<p>Benefits of Backyard …

Birds

How to Improve the Feng Shui for Houses in Bad Locations

01 of 05<p>If your house is located on a cul-de-sac, you have probably heard that the ​feng shui is not very good. Even though this is a very general …

Home Decorating

Late summer flowers make crucial refuelling stops for the insects

New Forest, Hampshire Marsh flowers provide nectar for a long list of species, from marmalade hoverflies to silver-washed fritillaries<p>The New Forest rides, named long before many were gravelled to allow cyclists and others ease of access, cut through the inclosures and plantations, serving as …

Environment

How to Build a Low-Cost Pond - Homesteading and Livestock

Discover how to build a low-cost pond for the homestead.<p>Photo by Fotolia/Iriana Shiyan<p><i>Get great advice on how to build a low-cost pond and maintain</i> …

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Vancouver cannabis review: Organic Wild Seaweed makes an excellent case for growing outdoors

Amanda SiebertIf a cannabis plant grows in the forest and no one's there to tend to it, will it eventually bear beautiful, tasty buds?You might have …

Cannabis

Growing Fish in Your Homemade Pond - Sustainable Farming

A one-acre fish pond creates many options for homestead expansion.<p>ILLUSTRATION: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF<p>Having a fish pond in your back yard seems …

Fishing

Tapeley Park: A Devonshire garden filled with dramatic flourishes at every turn

Non Morris discovers that experimentation, environmentalism and numerous dramatic flourishes invigorate this unusual Devonshire garden at every turn. …

Landscaping

Here’s Why This $175 Million Mansion Is the Most Expensive Hamptons Home

The 42-acre estate was built for Henry Ford in 1960<p>By •<p>The most expensive listing in the Hamptons just hit the market for $175 million. Scroll …

Kitchen Gardens

Brienne Kugler, Derek Li

Brienne Kugler and Derek Li were married Aug. 19 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Rabbi Jill Hausman officiated.<p>The couple met in 2007 at M.I.T., from which they both graduated.<p>The bride, 28, is a senior associate at Royalty Pharma, a private equity investor in New York, where she helps the company …

Botanical Gardens

An Israeli Pollinator, Directionally-Challenged Beans, and Corner-Loving Carrots - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

While working in my vegetable garden this summer, the thought suddenly struck me that one of the greatest forms of wealth is the ability to produce …

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