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Master gardener gives tips on tomatoes

A University of Idaho master gardener has given tips on growing tomatoes in a local newspaper. Elaine Walker wrote in the Idaho Statesman that the plants can be divided into two categories – determinate and indeterminate. She explained the former produces flower clusters at the end of stems and tend to be smaller. The latter […]

Macy’s to host floral displays

Gardeners who enjoy shopping will soon be able to combine their interests with a trip to Macy‘s department stores in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Each year, the chain puts on a spectacular floral display at some of its top venues. This year‘s showcase will include landscapes, fantasy bouquets and a […]

Gardening restraint ‘a good way of saving’

A gardening enthusiast has been examining the merits of frugal horticulture on volunteertv.com. Michael Grinder believes the pastime can be a good way of cutting back on spending – as long as it is done correctly. He advises restraint when browsing in garden centres and suggests using websites such as GardenWeb.com is a good way […]

Advice given on growing veg in containers

Oregon State University and Lane County Extension Service have offered tips on container vegetable gardening through the Register Guard. The recent advice is particularly relevant to local gardeners in the Willamette Valley due to the “notorious” clay soil there. However, it could help any horticulturalist looking to grow vegetables in a place other than directly […]