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Vegetable-grower offers advice to gardeners

People hoping to fill their greenhouses with some delicious vegetables could follow one author's advice when it comes to growing their own produce. Writing for the Orange County Register, Shelby Barone stated that she first started tending to her own food four years ago. Now, she has offered some tips to those who wish to […]

Greenhouses of the Founding Fathers, continued-Monticello’s Greenhouse

Like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson’s interest in gardening was influenced by European trends. His gardening mentor, Bernard McMahon, an Irish nurseryman and writer, was probably instrumental in encouraging that he build his own. Because Jefferson himself had travelled extensively in Europe, he had seen many greenhouses – freestanding structures later known as orangeries, which were […]

Fragrance Success in the Greenhouse

One whiff of fragrant plants in winter and I’m transported far beyond the gray and white landscape outside my windows. The exotic aromas, redolent of the tropics, develop fully when captured within the enclosed walls of a greenhouse or sunroom. But I don’t want clashes of strong scents – think how your nose reacts when […]