Latest Gardening Stories

2014-03-19 23:33:30

Discover the secret to spring gardening success with growing mixes from PRO-MIX. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 All great gardeners share one secret to success: soil. They know the most important step to a beautiful garden is filling beds and containers with the best soil. They understand that high-quality and nutritious soil doesn’t just happen, but like a great recipe, is created by understanding soil type, structure and drainage. They know rich soil is crafted by mixing beneficial...

2014-03-19 23:32:43

Four Hollywood style films honor flower breeders worldwide. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 To honor the contributions of flower breeders worldwide, Suntory Flowers is launching an exciting new film series that captures the passion, dedication, and even danger behind plant breeding. Distilling decades of epic plant exploration stories, the four Hollywood style short films bring to the small screen the drama of plant exploration in just a few minutes. As adventurous explorers seeking...

2014-03-18 23:01:24

With spring on its way, King Kullen is ready to help their customers with all their spring flower needs. Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The winter season is always so full of gray, and now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to add some color back into the world. King Kullen knows that the best way to do this is with some lovely spring flowers. Planting bulb plants is a relatively simple task that requires little effort, but delivers a wonderful result. With a little...

2014-03-14 23:25:01

BC Greenhouse Builders Ltd., in collaboration with Wind Rose Garden and Flourish Design, have won Best in Show at the 2014 BC Home and Garden Show. The Conservatory Garden was the setting of a musical celebration for the start of spring. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 BC Greenhouse Builders, leading North American custom greenhouse manufacturer of hobby, commercial and estate greenhouses, recently won gold for The Conservatory Garden at the BC Home and Garden Show. A...

2014-03-05 12:22:08

WARMINSTER, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While multiple winter storms continue to cause widespread disruption across the nation, garden experts at Burpee, one of America's oldest seed and plant companies, predict a silver lining. George Ball, Burpee's chairman, suggests that by providing much needed moisture for springtime plantings, and insulating perennial plants that are dormant in winter, the record snowfall will be a blessing in disguise for home gardeners. Winter storm...

2014-03-03 23:25:49

Norway Gardens in Monticello Indiana strives to educate their customers so they can achieve success and pleasure in gardening. The first seminar of the season will be "Let's Get Digging," in which they will share tips for early spring gardening. Monticello IN (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Norway Gardens is holding its first educational seminar of the 2014 season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Entitled "Let's Get Digging." it will focus on tips for gardening and lawn...

2014-02-28 23:29:39

Plant Fair & Sale Features Items Unique to the South; Gardening School and Workshop; Spring Beauty Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Head to Callaway Gardens for new gardening knowledge, inspiration and ideas for your garden. Be sure to bring a plant list and a vehicle large enough to take home all of the great finds from the Callaway Gardens Annual Plant Fair and Sale, March 27-30, 2014. Annual Plant Fair and Sale “We will have an incredible array of herbs, flowering...

2014-02-26 12:21:22

SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools and community groups are turning roofs, parking lots, playgrounds, and other unlikely spots into fertile patches of green, thanks to the innovative technology behind self-watering garden boxes (www.earthbox.com/earthbox-systems.html ). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/NY72045 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/NY92249LOGO-b ) Gardening clubs once consisted almost exclusively of volunteers...

2014-02-21 23:21:04

Grow box and hydroponic systems manufacturer SuperCloset, has begun to carry the best new LED indoor grow glasses the Method Seven LED grow glasses. These glasses not only protect an indoor grower from the harmful rays from the LED lights but also make the plants look more vivid to the indoor gardener. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Method 7 offers the world's ultimate optical tool for indoor growers using LED lights, providing "Perfect Color" with the patent...

2014-02-20 23:31:27

Vegetable gardening company and Seeds of the Month Club retailer, Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC, has expanded its club offerings from vegetable, fruit and herb seeds to include many popular variety of flower seeds. Burlington, NJ (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Vegetable gardening company and Seeds of the Month Club retailer, Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC, has expanded its club offerings from vegetable, fruit and herb seeds to include many popular variety of flower seeds. The move,...

Latest Gardening Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Container garden
2013-08-21 10:16:39

A container garden consists of plants that are grown in pots, boxes, or other containers rather than directly in the ground. Containers can be made of terracotta, wood, plastic, ceramic, or other material that will hold soil and water. There are many forms of containers from the old worn out shoe, tea cups, terracotta pots, window boxes, or the more sophisticated methods with automatic-watering systems. Container gardening is good for growers who do not have adequate soil, growing...

Community garden
2013-08-21 07:25:44

Community gardens are plots of land that are tended by a community of gardeners. In the UK they are knows as allotment gardens where local officials will rent a piece of land for their growing needs. Community gardens come in all sizes and functionality from the small planters found hanging around town, to the large plantings to help preserve natural habitats. Community gardens may be privately owned as well as publicly. One plot of land can be used as a whole, with everybody working...

Wildlife Garden
2013-08-05 11:00:54

A wildlife garden (or wild garden) provides a natural habitat for many species of wildlife/animals. Wildlife gardens can be parcels of land allowed to grow naturally or created by individuals with an interest in wildlife habitats. Gardeners will grow a wildlife garden in conjunction with their production/cash crop gardens as a means of attracting various species of wildlife to help control the pest and pollinate the flowers. Creating natural habitats that have otherwise disappeared will...

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

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