Gardening Archive

Gardening for this 21-year-old Chennai citizen is more than just planting and maintenance

CHENNAI: It is uncommon for a variety of exotic flowers and plants to grow on a terrace garden, but for 21-year-old Gokuleshwaran A, this is an everyday reality. From cardinal flowers like the desert rose to several potted bonsai trees to over 30 different

Guest column: Tips for gardening in small spaces

When most people think of a garden, they imagine a large field that has been plowed with long neat rows spaced 3 or 4 feet apart to allow cultivation by a tractor or tiller. Gardening on such a scale is impossible for city dwellers,

Weather ready-tips for growing and gardening

Tucson African Violet Society 61st Judged Show and Sale — Golden Pin Lanes, 1010 W. Miracle Mile. A diverse array of violets and gesneriads available for purchase, along with all the information and supplies one needs to get started growing African violets or to

Tropical Gardening: Roses grace up country gardens

Photo by VOLTAIRE MOISE An old rambling rose variety espalier against a sunny wall and protected from rain to avoid fungal diseases. Palms in the foreground are Trachycarpus fortunei. This is a hardy palm that will tolerant temperatures below freezing and can be grown

Dunn County gardening seminar slated for March 2

Sally Schendel, president of the Dunn County Master Gardeners Association, and Master Gardeners Mike Schendel and Howard Lee hold a poster promoting the Master Gardener program. CONTRIBUTED, Phil Diser Local gardeners interested in beautifying their gardens with hydrangeas and those who find their gardening

Gardening: Stealing ideas from a Chinese garden

Winter is a time for gardeners to rest. No weeding, no mowing, no moving plants from one bed to another. But now is a good time for planning what changes one can make in the garden come spring and summer. I like to reflect

Winter gardening tips with the Weekend Gardener

While January doesn’t seem like the time for gardeners to get excited, most are buzzing with excitement right now says NEWS 95.7’s Weekend Gardener Nikki Jabour. “This is seed catalogue season and at this point, I think any gardener in your family, they don’t want

Year-round gardening: Plant bulbs now for spring color

Gardeners are optimists. We know that planting hardy bulbs now will bring us flowers in spring — tulips, daffodils, crocus, squills, hyacinths, fritillaria and alliums, to name a few. Bulbs should be in the ground four to six weeks before the ground freezes. In

Gardening tips: plant Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’

Plant this Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is a stalwart of a “hot” border, producing generous explosions of scarlet flowers against stiff iris-like foliage in late summer. It makes a wonderful cut flower, too. Grow in full sun or partial shade in any reasonably fertile soil. Height and spread

Gardening: Larkspur to the rescue

Stone House Garden made it through the garden walk and by all accounts it was a great success. Folks loved the color and diversity of plants. The purple garden is always the fave of visitors and this year it was a challenge due again