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  • Peace Rose
    April 29: Peace Rose Day
    April 29 is National Peace Rose Day, but the Peace rose’s history actually is of international interest. According to "Roses" by Orietta Sala, the Peace rose is perhaps the most famous rose in the world. The popular yellow and pink...
  • Spring flowers
    Tips to establish new plants in early spring
    March is around the corner, and, believe it or not, it is already time to start thinking about planting season again. As the winter chill starts to subside, thesoil is moist and fertile from winter precipitation, spring humidity, and the winter...
  • Alcazar Garden is peaceful sanctuary in Balboa Park
    Alcazar Garden is peaceful sanctuary in Balboa Park
    Taking a walk in Balboa Park on any given day can bring peace and refreshment to the wandering soul. There are many individual parks and gardens within Balboa Park for visitors to enjoy. Some are designated for certain plants, such as the rose...
  • Misty Gonzalez
    ‘Chocolate artist’ Misty Gonzalez concocts confection from chamber music
    Is there a better way to enhance the modern chamber music listening experience than enjoying designer art chocolates?Resoundingly no, as evidenced last week at the St. Urban building on Central Park West, where host/pianist Lenore Davis...
  • Nutritional values of 10 common garden vegetables
    Nutritional values of 10 common garden vegetables
    Vegetable gardeners are twice blessed. They get the joy of growing plants and working the soil and they get an easy to access supply of fresh vegetables. Additionally, vegetable gardeners know exactly what chemicals have been used or not used on...
  • Sheet mulching
    What is sheet mulching and why should gardeners use it?
    Sheet mulching is a technique used in gardening and permaculture design to reduce weed populations and to improve the soil. It is similar to lasagna gardening in the sense that it utilizes layers of organic material and a weed barrier.Sheet...
  • TheDCH workers install community garden
    Arbor Day Foundation Honors Community with National Innovation Award
    Across the Nation, communities implement programs and opportunities which spotlight a connection between people and their surrounding environmental community. The Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH)is proud to be the creator of one of...
  • "Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty" by Graham Rice
    Are some plants overachievers?
    "Powerhouse Plants." It's a phrase that attracts attention, and it's also the title of a recent book by Graham Rice (2013; Timber Press; 284 pp.; $24.95). It attracts attention because it seems important but leaves the potential...
  • Turning passion and vision into a green business
    Turning passion and vision into a green business
    Since 2001, Geri Miller’s Greater Los Angeles based business, HOME GROWN EDIBLE LANDSCAPES, reaches out to like minded people with a love for creating gardens and for using landscaping in a more environmentally sound and productive way.The...
  • Ready for spring at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
    Ready for spring at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
    Nestled on over 64 acres of countryside in Crestwood, KY exist beautiful Yew Dell Botanical Gardens. In addition to the arboretum and surrounding gardens, Yew Dell offers nature trails, educational programs, ongoing research for gardening, and...
  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces landscaping giveaway
    The world's "Most Beautiful Theme Park" announced today (March 1, 2013) that they have plans to make someone's yard the most beautiful in the neighborhood. Starting today (March 1), Facebook fans of Busch Gardens Williamsburg can...
  • Borer damage on a Newport plum
    Symbiosis in sustainable landscapes
    What does "sustainable" really mean in the landscape environment? Theoretically, any landscape is sustainable if its health can be sustained over time, even if that means constant inputs of harsh fertilizers and pesticides. However, when...
  • Harry Dodson, Master Gardener
    Forgotten skills, techniques discovered as Victorian kitchen garden re-emerges
    Long-forgotten gardening skills, creative land use, and an vast array of practical customs and techniques are hidden in the past, behind the towering walls of abandoned Victorian kitchen gardens.Large plots of land and their sustaining structures...
  • Children's Garden Party brings children face-to-face with the world of plants
    Children's Garden Party brings children face-to-face with the world of plants
    Children and parents got up close and personal with plants at a Children's Garden Party hosted by the Illinois State University Horticulture Center on the evening of June 26, 2012. A scavenger hunt, an obstacle course and creative craft...
  • Bee collects pollen
    Illinois State University Horticulture Center to host Children's Gardening Party
    The Illinois State University Horticulture Center is presenting a Children's Gardening Party on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Kids will have hands-on experiences with the dark and creepy side of gardening.Kids will work together...
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