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Greenhouse and gardeners with pets receive landscaping tips

An Oregon newspaper has given garden and greenhouse enthusiasts with pets some tips for landscaping their outdoor space. It examined the case of Melinda Frey, who designed her garden with her large coonhound dog in mind. The professional designer allows her pet to roam free in her half-acre after she made it pooch-friendly, according to […]

Century-old gardener gives tips on growing and longevity

A Californian news provider has been speaking to a 101-year-old man who claims his garden and greenhouse exploits, combined with a passion for golf, have kept him active past his centenary year. Charles Ferguson told the Daily Breeze how he does not stress too much about his plants, but finds it most enjoyable and effective […]

How to spot salvia divinorum in your garden or greenhouse

Garden and greenhouse growers concerned about growing salvia after the recent furore in the media may be interested in a recent article in the Examiner. It explains how the plant in question – salvia divinorum – is just one of 1,000 species of salvia and the only variety to come with hallucinogenic properties. Those concerned […]

Greenhouse and garden lovers to be taught roof growing techniques

Those without the room for a greenhouse have been told not to worry about an apparent lack of growing space. According to the Examiner, people looking to harvest their own food can do so on areas such as rooftops. It pointed out an organisation called the Glide Foundation is giving tips on how to establish […]

Greenhouse and garden fans told how to create senior-friendly area

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts who have become less mobile have been given some design advice on how to make their outdoor space more accessible. According to the Examiner, raised planting areas can be useful additions as they involve less bending down, cutting pressure on muscles and joints. Water for hydrating the flora should also be […]

Wish Upon Next Year’s Plant Stars

The decisions about which new plants will appear at a nursery near you next spring are happening right now. Here’s a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes process so you can jumpstart your own plant wish list. I was recently one of three judges for the 2009 New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest trade show in Portland, […]

Gardener gives tips on growing tomatoes

An experienced garden and greenhouse enthusiast has been sharing his growing tips with views of Kansas City‘s KMBC. Larry Moore explained tomato plants can often look in need of some tender loving care at this time of year, adding the cool summer has led to increased problems. Growers may have noticed more blight and viruses […]

‘No rest for gardeners’ in fall

Garden and greenhouse enthusiasts cannot afford to rest on their laurels, it has been suggested. With the arrival of fall, a number of maintenance and planning tasks need addressed, according to the Examiner. Growers were told they can save themselves time and stress in the spring by planting some varieties now. It stated planting autumnal […]

Pennsylvania to host garden and greenhouse events

Pennsylvania garden and greenhouse enthusiasts have a number of opportunities go pick up growing tips over the next week or so. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s calendar of horticultural events, things kick off tomorrow (August 29th) with a sale of native perennials and woody plats at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. The event takes place at […]

New garden and greenhouse blog launched

A new garden and greenhouse blog has been set up to help enthusiasts access information on their hobby. Dirtchanger.com is aimed at providing hints, as well as views and opinions on new products and techniques. It was founded by Stephen Wolfram – an experienced horticulturalist who has worked on a number of different types of […]

Unusual Uses for Your Summer Greenhouse

We usually think of greenhouses as spaces devoted to growing plants, but they have other uses too. If plants aren’t growing in your greenhouse during these hottest months of the year– or if there’s extra space among plants that are there—why not utilize this sheltered place in other ways? So much we grow in the […]