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2013-06-12 23:20:04

News from Sharon Kleyne on Summer Gardens, Soil Moisture and Organic Content Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne recently reported on the best strategy to improve the quality and yield of summer gardens while greatly reducing the need for watering to increase soil moisture. According to Kleyne, gardeners and farmers have known about composting and mulching for thousands of years but only recently have the full range of benefits been discovered. As Founder of...

2013-06-12 12:30:23

SCRANTON, Pa., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of US households are now growing their own produce, and many of them are turning to vegetable container gardening (www.earthbox.com) to save time and increase yields. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/NY30389 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130411/NY92249LOGO-b ) Edible gardening has risen for six years straight, according to research by the National Gardening Association, and shows no signs of stopping. A...

2013-06-11 12:31:24

LONDON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Much of Britain was basking in temperatures of over 20degree(s)C last week, meaning the danger of frost has passed and it's time to get outside and plant your garden for summer. Online garden centre [http://www.plantmenow.co.uk ] Plant Me Now has worked closely with the best breeders of summer bedding plants to find varieties with brighter colours, longer flowering times and better weather tolerance. After trialling thousands of varieties,...

2013-06-07 23:19:17

World-renowned botanist, California horticulturist and famed author of the Book of Big Buds, Ganja Guru Ed Rosenthal is set to provide a first in an illustrious career: a non-marijuana related book that is aimed at protecting your household plants from any outside impurities. With an extensive knowledge for all gardening needs, this book is set to be a hit. (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 It´s called “weed” but surprisingly it is not that easy to grow. Marijuana gardens are subject...

2013-06-07 23:01:19

The American Horticultural Society has awarded gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers with the prestigious B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 On Thursday, June 6, 2013, gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers received the prestigious B.Y. Morrison Communication Award from the American Horticultural Society which honored award recipients in various categories during its Great American Gardeners...

2013-06-04 08:31:47

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeds of Change®, maker of organically grown seeds and nutritious organic foods, is proud to announce this year's 16 Share the Good grant recipients. The Salinas Education Center Garden in Salinas, Calif. will receive a $25,000 grant while 15 additional organizations will receive $10,000 grants to support new or existing community based gardening and sustainable farming programs. Share the Good is funded by the Seeds of Change "1% Fund," the...

2013-05-31 16:21:07

The New Site Offers Helpful Tips and Advice on How Properly Care for a Garden LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Garden Dad, a website that features helpful gardening guides, garden tool reviews and exclusive deals on garden tools, has just launched its new and user-friendly website. Whether people already have a green thumb or find gardening to be extremely challenging, the website offers useful and in-depth tips and advice on a wide range of garden-related topics....

2013-05-22 12:31:53

WELLINGBOROUGH, England, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The maintenance and attention that is required when establishing a new lawn has been likened to the care that is required to look after a new born baby. Naturally gardeners and greenkeepers need to water a new lawn regularly in order for the lawn to grow and thrive. Although thanks to Turfland's [http://www.turfonline.co.uk ] Root Booster, there is an easier way to help establish a new lawn other than feeding it, watering...

2013-05-19 08:20:05

Themed gardens, planted for a specific culinary purpose like a spaghetti garden or a stir-fry garden, can give the gardener and the chef delightful adventures. Kids also love to be involved in the process, from planting to cooking LITITZ, Pa., May 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Themed gardens can be a ton of fun for gardeners who are looking to try something new, not only in the garden but also in the kitchen. There are many different kinds that can be planted with the purpose of a...

2013-05-17 23:01:52

Temperature extremes, flooding and drought can wreak havoc on landscapes. Melinda Myers provides strategies to repair and prepare landscapes for whatever mother nature has in store this season. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Spring floods, summer droughts and temperature extremes take their toll on gardens and the gardeners who tend them. Help gardens recover from the crazy temperature and moisture extremes that seem to occur each year. Myers suggests the following steps to revive...


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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