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Rethinking gardens in a time of drought

The Associated Press

LANGLEY, Wash. - Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn't mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the … Full story    

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Cover crops help enrich garden’s soil

Cover crops are plants that gardeners and farmers have, since the beginnings of agriculture, grown not to eat, but for the good of the soil. … Full story    
Published:  September 13, 2015

The pits (and more): Recycle kitchen scraps

"Garbage gardening" is an easy and inexpensive way to grow flowers and edibles using kitchen scraps - the pits, seeds and roots that otherwise would … Full story    
Published:  September 6, 2015

Use your eyes, nose to keep composting simple

Look on the shelves of almost any store or in any catalog selling plants and gardening equipment and you'll find "compost activators" offered. These mixtures … Full story    
Published:  August 24, 2015

Rethinking gardens in a time of drought

LANGLEY, Wash. - Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn't mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2015

A good gate helps make a garden look good

Visitors always admired the entrance gate to my vegetable garden more than I ever did. Built from cedar branches, it did have rustic charm. But … Full story    
Published:  August 9, 2015

Gardeners urged to create monarch habitat

One of the most widely recognized butterflies in North America, the monarch, is disappearing fast. Most of that decline is blamed on changing land use, … Full story    
Published:  August 2, 2015

Collection of gardening magazines may help plant ideas

Planning for planting, controlling weeds, how to start a garden indoors from seeds - fertilization information to get plants growing, advice to get the "blooming … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2015

Catalpa: Tree full of orchid blossoms

I stopped to stare at some buckets of flowers at a farmers market recently. The white flowers, their throats speckled purple and yellow and grouped … Full story    
Published:  July 12, 2015

Landscape accessories add personality

Flowers are the face of a garden, providing color and texture. But a few well-placed landscape accessories can give it character and a dash of … Full story    
Published:  July 5, 2015

Father Hugo, a sunny, early rose, has tough disposition

After showing his sunny face, Father Hugo has once again left for the season. Father Hugo the rose, that is. Distinctive foliage, however, earns the … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2015

Helping pollinators – one flowerpot at a time

Even a little effort – a potted plant, say, on an apartment balcony – can mean a lot when trying to help restore declining pollinator … Full story    
Published:  June 14, 2015

Stakeout: Helping plants grow up by staking them properly

“Grow up.” That’s what I tell some of my plants. Upright plants, bathed in air, are less apt to get fungal diseases, and those bearing … Full story    
Published:  June 7, 2015

How to garden with pets in mind

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening –  primarily, how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family … Full story    
Published:  May 24, 2015

Believe in seeds: They’ll expand gardening horizons

“Plant seeds” may seem like an inane suggestion for a gardening column, but I’m serious. More and more people who garden these days put plants … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2015