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Calendar of Gardening Events for February

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Each Sunday in February — Port Logan, Scotland Snowdrop Festival Explore the mild climate of the Logan Botanic Garden  at the south-western tip of Scotland for snowdrops and sights of new life. Open February 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 10:00 until 16:00. No booking required. Adult £3.50, concessions £3, child £1, family £8. www.rbge.org.uk   February 9th – 12th… Read more »

Wreaths – Not Just for Christmas

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Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas, which is very good news, as there are two …. let’s say, not quite finished… wreaths in our sunroom ,waiting patiently for attention that did not arrive before Christmas. I’m sure you can all relate to the rush that the weeks before Christmas become, and especially this year at our house, as my daughter has… Read more »

January Calendar of Gardening Events

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January 4th and 5th — Tacoma, Washington Volunteer to Build a Rain Garden The Washington Stormwater Center needs help in creating a Rain Garden. Volunteers are welcome on days above between 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Email: masonraingardens@gmail.com. www.wastormwatercenter.org   January 6th – 8th — Tampa, Florida Florida’s Largest Home Show Tampa Convention Center holds thousands… Read more »

December Gardeners Event Calendar

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through January 7th – Atlanta, USA Garden Lights Holiday Nights A blockbuster nighttime event, Garden Lights keeps it green by using nearly 1 million energy-efficient LED lights to put on a show at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Tickets $18.95 Adult,  $12.95 3-12, little ones free. Member discounts available. Nightly 5-10pm, closed Dec 24 and 31st. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org through January 8th — … Read more »

Why nitrogen based fertilizers are expensive to us in more ways than one

Organic gardeners are always trying to work in harmony with nature, continually looking to conserve the nutrients in the earth and replenishing those that have been used as our plants grow. In earlier times, all gardening and agriculture was essentially organic as there were no artificial chemical fertilizers easily or widely available. This began to change in the mid 1800’s… Read more »

Gardeners Calendar – October 2011

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October 12, South Carolina, USA Lecture: Grandmother’s Garden The program, “Grandmother’s Garden,” will be conducted by Mack Fleming, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Hollywood, SC http://tinyurl.com/679nppo October 12, Georgia, USA Planting Fruit Trees 101 Join Robbie Astrove (of the Concrete Jungle) and learn about the basics of fruit trees in the Southern US…. Read more »

Green Manure

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September is the month to sow green manures. Novice gardeners might think they need to head down to a local farm and kindly ask the farmer if he has fed the cows lately, but this is not exactly what green manures are. Green manures are cover crops that become part of the soil– plants grown off-season and tilled in to… Read more »

Potato – The Problem Child

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We take for granted the simple potato, and if you have been buying them from the local market or grocery store for your entire life, you might think they arrive in bushels from a magic place (Denmark? Ireland?) and never start off as chunks of seed potatoes with potential to rot. In fact, rot and bugs and under the ground… Read more »


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Dear Top Gardening Friends For those of you who are nervous of venturing into the world of the gardener for fear of making mayhem and leaving a trail of wilting plants behind you, consider these options: Here are Five Easy Care Tough Plants! Ivy (Hedera helix ‘Goldheart’) A variegated ivy which likes the sun and well drained soil: choose plain… Read more »