Plant Fashionistas Need These for Gardening

Sex and the City 2 may feature “fashion’s fab four”,  but their haute couture has nothing on Hort Couture, the high-fashion plant brand for discriminating gardeners. This season, my garden will be flaunting some of the most sophisticated plants on the market today. These cool new styles will feature vibrant color combinations and dynamic new […]

Gardening With SEEDS is Close to Home

This week’s Gardens Around the Globe feature is set close to home in the gardens of the SEEDS program in Durham, North Carolina. This urban farming leadership development program helps teenagers make healthy food choices, practice organic gardening and learn a variety of business practices. SEEDS stands for “South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces” and […]

Organic Gardening with Manure Tea

Today’s Workshop Wednesday is for gardeners who want to make the switch from liquid  synthetic chemical fertilizers to nature’s best all-natural soil conditioner. If my early-season planting experiment is a success, I’ll owe it all to Authentic Haven Brand manure tea. I planted two tomatoes, a ‘Roma’ and an ‘Early Girl’ on April 4, watered […]

The Great Potato Gardening Experiment

I dream of a dish of home-grown, home-made mashed potatoes and took the first steps toward making that dream come true on Sunday when I began the Great Potato Experiment in my garden. I’ve read all about growing potatoes, I’ve interviewed farmers about growing potatoes and I’ve written their tips for growing potatoes, but this […]

Ample Harvest is Way for Gardeners to Give

Gardeners certainly understand the connection between growing a vegetable garden and sharing the fruits of their efforts with others. In addition to the Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign, there are other organizations working to help gardeners provide food for their communities. My Plant a Row for the Hungry volunteer efforts started in November […]

A Gardening Ode to Okra Guest Post

As part of the May WordCount Blogathon, today’s special event is a blog post swap with another Blogathon Blogger. I’ve swapped blogging duties with Nancy Mann Jackson, a freelance writer who gardens with her husband and two young sons in Alabama. Nancy blogs about gardening, harvesting, cooking and preserving with kids in tow at […]

Gardening Fun at Denver Plant a Row Kickoff

Denver’s Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign had a successful launch on Saturday at the CSU Extension Plant-A-Palooza Plant Sale. The weather cooperated as shoppers enjoyed browsing and buying vegetable plants, annuals, perennials, master gardener-grown containers and many other interesting items for the garden. Over 100 gardeners, including these three future gardeners, enjoyed getting […]

Plant a Row for the Hungry Reminder

Note: Yesterday’s Name That Plant contest had many gardeners stumped, but there were three who correctly identified the berry-bearing shrub as a Goji. The pictures of the Goji were taken in my mother-in-law’s garden located in the southern part of Colorado. Just a reminder that Denver’s Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign kickoff is […]

New Green Gardening Show Premieres Soon

A new PBS television series is set to premiere in major markets on Saturday, May 15. Growing a Greener World is what happens when you combine one part eco-friendly living with one part gardening know-how and then mix in recipes for cooking up the harvest. I’ve been looking forward to seeing the premiere of a […]

Vegetable Gardening for the Hungry

Rows of vegetable plants, including these hanging tomato planters at Echter’s Nursery and Greenhouse, are ready for gardeners who want to participate in Denver’s Plant a Row for the Hungry effort. Echter’s, located in Arvada, Colo., is one of the sponsors of Denver’s Plant a Row campaign. Denver’s Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign […]

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