Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows
January 1, 2020 – 12:47 am | Comments Off on Winter Means It’s Time for Orchid Shows

Orchids are the perfect winter flower. Redolent of the tropics whether grown in a Northern greenhouse or “wild” in a rainforest, their colors, shapes and scents attract travelers.
Botanical gardens tend to have the most extensive …

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Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?
February 23, 2020 – 8:13 am | Comments Off on Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?
Do Soils need a Low-Salt Diet?

Special to Road Trips for Gardeners
From Science Societies
Doctors often tell their patients to reduce their salt intake as part of a healthy lifestyle. When we start looking at food labels, we may find salt …

Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
February 7, 2020 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Wild Orchids Forever Stamps
Wild Orchids Forever Stamps

Species of wild orchids that grow in the United States are featured on a series of stamps to be issued February 21, 2020, by the United States Postal Service. The images are by photographer Jim …

Homecoming for Helenium
February 2, 2020 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Homecoming for Helenium
Homecoming for Helenium

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By Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware, has released “Helenium for the Mid-Atlantic Region”, a report that summarizes three years of evaluating 44 selections of the flowering perennial …

Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day
January 24, 2020 – 7:47 am | Comments Off on Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day
Tomorrow is National Seed Swap Day

Held on the last Saturday in January each year, National Seed Swap Day is a chance for growers to exchange seeds for flowers, vegetables, herbs, and, well, anything that grows from seed.
There are multitudes of …

Managing Stormwater and Stream Restoration
October 6, 2019 – 8:24 am | Comments Off on Managing Stormwater and Stream Restoration
Managing Stormwater and Stream Restoration

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From the Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies
Both stormwater control and stream restoration are proven ways to reduce erosion along water channels. Often, though, each method …

Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!
August 18, 2019 – 8:00 am | Comments Off on Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!
Getting Ready for Fall Planting? Think “Iris”!

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From National Garden Bureau
Plant an Iris when you are looking for a showy flower to add to your garden.
Fall is the perfect time to plant an iris, and they …

Plan Your Next Garden Now
August 11, 2019 – 8:07 am | Comments Off on Plan Your Next Garden Now
Plan Your Next Garden Now

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By Judy Barrett for the Austin American-Statesman
One effect of the changing climate that we are already experiencing is that we are apparently in line for more dramatic rainfall and …

Summer Flower Bed Maintenance
August 4, 2019 – 8:53 am | Comments Off on Summer Flower Bed Maintenance
Summer Flower Bed Maintenance

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By By Melinda Myers of TAP Into South Plainfield
A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into …

Nine Gardening Trends to Try
July 28, 2019 – 8:43 am | Comments Off on Nine Gardening Trends to Try
Nine Gardening Trends to Try

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By Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press
From tiny urban gardens to rolling landscapes in the suburbs, here are nine hot trends for 2019, according to horticultural experts.
NO SPACE? NO PROBLEM
The …

Five New Edible All-America Selections
July 21, 2019 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on Five New Edible All-America Selections
Five New Edible All-America Selections

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By Diane Blazek for All-America Selections
All-America Selections, North America’s oldest and best known non-profit plant trialing organization has announced five new Winners, all of which are new edible …