Gardening

Reasons to plant an herb garden

Every year, I plant a potted herb garden on my patio for convenient access to fresh herbs like basil, oregano, parsley, cilantro, and rosemary. Nothing says summer like homemade basil and it is heavenly in the caprese salad, which consists of layers of vine-ripened tomatoes, basil leaves and fresh mozzarella. …

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Most desirable – and private

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: A woman enjoys the sunshine as she sits on the ‘Please Be … [+] Sitting ‘by Paul Cocksedge Studio, part of the’ Secret World Of Plants’ at Kew Gardens on May 06, 2021 in London, England. The festival embraces the world of plant biodiversity through …

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Gardening and related events the week of May 30

It’s a good time of year to learn how to garden in the shade and avoid weeds. Check out this week’s schedules for some options. • Shade gardening does not have to mean ferns and hostas. An online course at 7 p.m. Wednesday, run by Columbus Garden School, covers shade-tolerant …

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In the garden | Hidden aids | Gardening

Soil microorganisms are an integral part of all ecosystems around the world, but they often go unnoticed. These tiny pillars of the soil environment perform a variety of extremely important functions, such as carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling. In addition, they also help build more resilient soils, remove contaminants from …

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June Plant Sales and Gardening Webinars

Plant sales continue in June The Willowside school crèche remains open for sale, with the next open day scheduled for June 5th. The nursery supported by the school has a multitude of low water consumption and drought resistant plants; Native of California; delicious; herbs; salvias and plants beneficial to insects, …

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Adaptive Gardening

While treating a sore shoulder, I remember everything I should do to keep my body in shape for gardening season. It’s so easy this time of year to overdo it. There are flowers to plant, shrubs to dig and move, compost and mulch to spread, and bags of fertilizer to …

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12 months of gardening | Vanburen

Sitting on my porch, I hear birdsong and the buzz of insects. A hummingbird works the many flowers of a nearby stand of red honeysuckle. From here I can see most of the garden including a four foot tall tomato plant that I started early and successfully protected from two …

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