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Atlanta spring gardening tips

An Atlanta website has welcomed the coming of spring by providing local gardening and greenhouse enthusiasts with horticulture tips. Those itching to get their green fingers dirty should look to plant trees and shrubs as early as possible, gather.com suggested. It explained that doing so should help the specimens bed in before the soil heats […]

Gardeners given tips on where to start this spring

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts around the country are likely to be preparing for a busy spring and summer. Some may be wondering where to start, but the Mail Tribune has come to their rescue with a to-do list that should help give them some direction. In terms of vegetable planting, the newspaper explained that a […]

Many ways to hone gardening skills

Those looking to hone their garden and greenhouse skill have been told that there are many ways to do so. According to the St Helen Star, would-be growers can attend a variety of free workshops run by master gardeners, which often take place during the growing seasons. Furthermore, those who prefer to learn from books […]

Californian gardeners set for educational event

Californian garden and greenhouse enthusiasts could expand their knowledge this weekend by attending an event at Vintage High School. According to the Napa Valley Register, the University of California Master Gardeners of Napa County is set to host an educational event. The organisation will present Get Growing, Gardening for Everyone in conjunction with the Regional […]

Compost bin tips for gardeners

American garden and greenhouse fans may find that having a compost heap in the garden makes their life easier and their plants healthier. According to the Bend Bulletin, compost can boost soil nutrient and moisture retention and can also be useful for improving texture. Growers should aim for a 50-50 mix of green and brown […]

Worms at Work for the Greenhouse and Garden

This month I thought I’d explore a topic that's new to me. This activity isn't usually done inside greenhouses, but I do think it's of interest to gardeners. What is an efficient, odorless way to recycle food wastes, producing compost at the same time? The answer is vermicomposting, or the farming of worms. An average […]

Discover Northwest Flower Field Walks

Think of the delight of stepping into a greenhouse, surrounded by the sights and scents of flowering plants. Now, I invite you to expand that greenhouse experience into a field walk, moving through acres of flowers that spread to the horizon like a colorful sea. It’s a gardening joy like no other. But growers rarely […]

Don’t fear the weather, gardeners told

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts should not rest on their laurels when the weather is bad, it has been suggested. New York Botanical Gardens vice-president of horticulture and living collections Todd Forrest recently told USA Today that growers should make themselves busy, regardless of conditions outside. He explained that those with water pooling in their garden […]